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27 January 2022, 19:58

Baranovichi University establishes ties with Kyrgyzstan's major university

BREST, 27 January (BelTA) - Baranovichi State University (BarSU) is establishing cooperation with Osh State University from Kyrgyzstan, BarSU First Vice Rector Vladimir Klimuk told BelTA.

"Osh State University is one of the largest and oldest universities of Kyrgyzstan and is among the top universities in Central Asia. It has about 20 faculties, institutes. They have programs that correspond to the programs of each of our four faculties. Our colleagues responded to our proposals on joint programs, academic mobility, and scientific projects. We held the first negotiations online," Vladimir Klimuk said.

The Belarusian and Kyrgyz universities have identified the priorities in education, science and culture. In particular, the partners agreed to implement one or two joint educational programs on dual degrees in the 2022/2023 academic year. The main emphasis is made on the master's program. The parties are also interested in joint participation in scientific projects.

"The Osh university has strong traditions in physics, agro-engineering and business education. These areas are very important for Belarus too. Academic mobility is of interest as well. It is provided either for one term or for the entire academic year. We will decide on the terms on the student exchange. We also agreed on internships for professors. Kyrgyz colleagues are interested in the experience of Belarus in the field of education," Vladimir Klimuk said.

BarSU's proposal to participate in summer and winter schools was also supported by the Kyrgyzstan colleagues. The duration of such programs is up to one month. During this time, students have an opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural and natural heritage of a country and improve academically.

Baranovichi State University has concluded more than 180 cooperation agreements with universities from 23 countries of Europe and Asia.

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