Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum "New Personnel for a New Economy"

On October 18, 2018, the First Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum “New Personnel for a New Economy” started in Tashkent as part of the state visit of V.PUTIN, the President of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The professional dialogue platform was organized by the Russian Union of Rectors, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the support of the administrations of the presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan in order to expand and institutionalize the bilateral scientific and educational cooperation. For the first time, more than 140 heads of educational centers from Russia and Uzbekistan gathered at the same venue. From the Russian side, the rectors of 80 leading universities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other Russian regions participated in the Forum. NAA is represented by L. Izmaylova, the director.

The keynote addresses will be made by: Vladimir CHERNOV, Head of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries; Abduzhabar ABDUVAHITOV, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Mikhail KOTYUKOV, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation; Aziz ABDUHAKIMOV, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Viktor Sadovnichy, President of the Russian Union of Rectors , Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University; Anatoly TORKUNOV, Rector of Moscow State Institute of International Affairs and others.

The program of the Forum includes a plenary session “Educational projects are a driver of a strategic partnership between Russia and Uzbekistan”, as well as the work in a session format. The current trends and mechanisms of training personnel for key economy sectors; the status of technical education in the system of priorities of the Russian-Uzbek cooperation; prospects for the development of science and innovation in higher education will be considered in the panels joined by a theme “The economy of knowledge: human capacity as the basis for the economic modernization of Russia and Uzbekistan”.

Particular attention will be paid to the Russian language as a factor of competitiveness in the scientific and educational environment. The practical result of the event will be the signing of more than 100 agreements on cooperation and implementation of joint programs and projects between educational centers of Russia and Uzbekistan.

The forum is expected to become an authoritative, permanently operating platform for consolidating the potential of representatives of the university community of the two states, developing a dialogue between the rectors of leading universities in Russia and Uzbekistan.

The Heads of 17 regions of the Russian Federation and 14 regions and cities of Uzbekistan participated in the event.