The Rector of Odessa National Medical University, Academician Valeii Zaporozhan, as a member of the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine headed by Minister Serhiy Shkarlet, paid a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The visit was dedicated to establishing educational and scientific cooperation between the two countries. In particular, during the official meetings the issues of teacher exchange, implementation of joint research, cooperation in innovation, including startups, development of student tourism, promotion of higher education opportunities in Ukraine for foreign students were discussed.
Together with the delegation, Valeii Zaporozhan took part in official government events, spoke at the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, and took part in a meeting with rectors of Bukhara universities, as a result of which Cooperation Agreements were signed between Ukrainian institutions of higher education and universities of Bukhara. In total, according to the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, 10 Memoranda of Cooperation were signed between Samarkand State University, Bukhara universities and Ukrainian higher education institutions.
Valeii Zaporozhan emphasised the great importance of the visit for the development of partnership in the direction of higher education and strengthening of inter-university ties. “At our level, we are developing inter-university partnerships with universities in other countries. However, this process reaches a qualitatively higher level when it is moderated directly by the relevant Ministers of the partner countries. I thank the team of our Ministry of Education and personally Serhiy Mykolayovych for attention to this issue and involvement of higher education institutions. We look forward to extensive cooperation with Uzbek colleagues, from exchange programs to joint research projects, “said the rector of ONMedU.
During the visit, the Ukrainian delegation also took part in the International Week of Innovative Ideas “InnoWeek.Uz-2021”. The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet met with Mr. Abdukhakimov Aziz Abdukhakharovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Rector of the International University of Tourism “Silk Road”, with Mr. Toshkulov Abdukodir Khamidovich and Minister of Secondary Specialized Education Of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the Minister of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ibrohim Yulchevich Abdurakhmonov.
During the meetings, the Minister presented a draft Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in science and technology.