MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) – Multivector cooperation was discussed by Rector of the Belarusian State University Andrei Korol and Inom Madjidov, Rector of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, during a videoconference on 6 May. Various representatives of the two universities also participated in the conference, the Belarusian State University press service told BelTA.
The videoconference was prompted by the need to flesh out the agreement on cooperation the two universities signed in April. The Uzbek side was interested in the Belarusian university's experience in the area of aerospace technologies, in particular, the training of specialists for the aerospace industry and the launch of a university satellite. The initiative to launch a joint education program to train aerospace technology specialists met mutual approval and will be fleshed out in detail soon in order to admit the first students in 2022.
The education scheme is supposed to be based on the 2+2 principle and graduates may receive diplomas of the two universities. The graduates will be in demand in the area of geoinformation systems, the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, and navigation systems. Prospects of setting up an aerospace education center at premises of the Uzbek university with assistance of Belarusian State University specialists in order to provide instructional support were discussed. By the way, Uzbekistan's leading university has not trained specialists for the aerospace industry before.
Interaction in training master's degree students specializing in the chemistry of medical compounds was discussed in detail. Since the Belarusian State University enjoys quite a reputation in this field, the university expressed readiness to welcome Uzbek students.
The sides also discussed the joint publishing of textbooks on physical and mathematic sciences. They sketched out youth projects and determined avenues for promoting the universities in international rankings. The sides will soon prepare a project for realizing the sketched-out proposals. The parties responsible and deadlines will be specified.
The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek is the first and leading higher education institution in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. It was established in 1918. It has 12 faculties and employs about 900 personnel, including 18 academicians, 186 professors, 326 candidates of sciences, 345 senior lecturers and assistant professors.