In Urgench, an agreement on the mutual recognition of education and qualifications, academic degrees of Uzbekistan and Russia was signed within the framework of the meeting of the Joint Commission.
The First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Grigory Trubnikov and the head of the State Inspectorate for Supervision of the Quality of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Tashkenbayev signed the contract.
The agreement is aimed at developing bilateral cooperation in the field of education and science, ensuring mutual recognition of education and qualifications, degrees obtained in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as enhancing interaction between educational and scientific organizations of both countries. The agreement will allow graduates of universities in Russia and Uzbekistan to continue their education and carry out professional activities in either of the two states, which will contribute to the development of academic mobility between countries, attracting foreign students and highly qualified personnel.
Today in Uzbekistan, there are several branches of Russian universities – NITU “MISiS”, Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov, Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanov, University named after Gubkin. In the coming years, it is planned to open branches of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the State University of the Russian Language named after A. S. Pushkin. Every year, Uzbek citizens are given the opportunity to study at Russian universities at the expense of the federal budget within the framework of the quota established by the Government of Russia. The most popular specialties among Uzbek students are “Economics”, “Jurisprudence” and “General medicine”. And the most popular universities in the academic year 2018/19 were the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, St. Petersburg State University and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.
“At the moment, students who receive education at branches of Russian universities in Uzbekistan are forced to go through a long procedure for the recognition of diplomas. Therefore, signing of the Agreement is a very important step, a definite breakthrough in relations. I am sure that the inter-university exchange will increase, the number of students in our branches in Uzbekistan will grow. Uzbek universities will become more actively involved in the research activities of Russian universities. As part of the national project “Science”, it is planned to attract foreign researchers to scientific research works in Russia, and the Agreement will give this process a new impetus,” Grigory Trubnikov said.