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Belarus to train engineering students from Uzbekistan

Society 24.07.2019 | 11:50
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MINSK, 24 July (BelTA) – Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) will train engineering personnel for the Uzbekistan economy, BNTU Deputy Rector for Science Aleksandr Malyarevich told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“After the head of state visited Uzbekistan in September last year, the university's educational partnerships with Uzbekistan have gained momentum. We have many common interests, in particular in the technical field. We can offer training in metallurgy, metalworking, construction, and road construction. We are considering a series of projects with Tashkent State Technical University. In particular, a new educational center is being set up at this university to prepare Uzbekistani students for the further studies at our university. Apart from that, we can offer post-graduate programs, in other words, the entire spectrum of advanced training in engineering and science,” Aleksandr Malyarevich said.

In his words, the courses in engineering will be conducted using 2+2 scheme. “For two years citizens of Uzbekistan will undergo general studies at home. After that, they will come here to take up their majors and to finish their training. Here they will receive a diploma of BNTU,” the deputy rector said.

Aleksandr Malyarevich added that another area of interest for Uzbekistan is semiconductor processing for microelectronics. “Uzbekistan is keen on increasing cooperation and expanding contacts. This process is making much progress now. We have focused on one university so far, because it is impossible to cover all areas at once. We need to start with a major partner and try several cooperation schemes and amass experience before we move on. Tashkent State Technical University is not the only one. Other universities can also establish partnerships with us through this university,” he said.

The Belarus-Uzbekistan Interdisciplinary Institute of Applied Technical Qualifications will open admission on 1 September. The institute will provide training, retraining, internships and advanced training for specialists who will work in the key economic sectors of Uzbekistan. The institute will also run research projects and commercialize the outcomes of innovative activities. Its students will be offered combined curricular. “The programs will be expanded and updated with new majors added. Apart from automobile-making, tractor-making, mining and forging, the institute will offer training in digital economy, robotics and many other relevant competencies,” co-chief of the institute Professor Igor Gancherenok said.

A delegation of 30 deputy rectors for science and innovation from Uzbekistan's universities is visiting Belarusian National Technical University on 24 July. BNTU will present its top-notch research laboratories, innovative plasma and laser solutions as we as the Polytechnic sci-tech park.

“I believe that we have many promising avenues of cooperation. We hope to develop and implement joint projects using the knowledge and contacts we are building now,” Deputy Director for Science and Innovation of the Physical-Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Asliddin Komilov said.

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