Dmitry Bespalov (Acting Rector, NCFU) joined an online meeting, which brought together over 120 university leaders from Russia and Uzbekistan.
The conference was supported by Vladimir Chernov (Head of the Presidential Office for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries), Abdujabar Abduvakhitov (Adviser to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan) Valery Falkov (Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation) and Alexander Majidov (Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan).
When talking about cooperation Dmitry Bespalov focused on the partner programs run jointly with Samarkand State University as well as plans to start cooperation with Bukhara Engineering-Technological Institute, which means students from the two countries will enjoy a chance to undergo field placement in their respective partner country.
– One of the naturally expected steps in our interaction is to launch an NCFU branch university in Samarkand. This project is still in its earliest stage but we enjoy a lot of support from General Consulate Office of Uzbekistan in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), Mr. Bespalov was quoted as saying.
Currently, NCFU is offering training to 439 students from Uzbekistan with most of them majoring in Tourism Business, Oil and Gas Engineering, Transpoart & Technology Machines and Units, and Electronics and Electrical Engineering. These students excel indeed and have already won numerous awards in various youth research contests.
As of today, the list of NCFU in Uzbekistan includes universities like National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, Samarkand State University, Fergana State University, Navoi State Mining Institute and Silk Road International University of Tourism.