Baku State University and AltSU signed a memorandum of cooperation

28 November 2021 The Site Editorial Office
The international news agency "Sputnik Azerbaijan" reports that on November 26 in Baku the exhibition "Altai - the homeland of the Turks" opened and a memorandum of cooperation between Altai State University and Baku State University was signed.

At the photo exhibition, teachers and students of the Azerbaijani educational institution could see the photographs of famous Russian researchers such as Oleg Kovalev, Gleb Bolbotov, Ivan Nazarov, Daria Yakimova, and others. The pictures capture the beauty and nature of Altai Krai. The organizers have chosen those photographs that cannot be found on the Internet.

Dmitry Egorov, advisor to the head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office, representative of the Russian House in Baku, noted that the idea of cooperation originated from AltSU.

“The goal of Rossotrudnichestvo is to expand educational and cultural ties, so we supported this project. In addition to the exhibition, a memorandum will be signed, which is the expansion of geographic interactions in the field of education between our countries - Azerbaijan and Russia,” said Yegorov.

Vice-Rector for International Affairs Development of Altai State University Roman Raikin expressed his gratitude to the Russian House in Baku for organizing the event. He is confident that this visit will mark the beginning of new joint projects. Raikin himself represents in Baku not only Altai State University, but also a large consortium of educational institutions, scientific and cultural organizations within the framework of the Greater Altai project.

“The memorandum lists the main directions of cooperation. First of all, it included the study and preservation of the history, cultural heritage of the Turkic peoples, since the Greater Altai, as you know, is the cradle of the culture of civilization and is of great importance from this perspective. An exchange of students is also planned. We have a lot of experience in this - 42 joint international educational programs are implemented only by our university. In addition, we also represent the Association of Asian Universities. As soon as we sign the memorandum, we will immediately start implementing it,” said Raikin.

Farda Imanov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of BSU, has great expectations from joint cooperation with Altai State University. According to him, Azerbaijani science and education have close ties with many Russian universities and organizations.

“In terms of structure, our universities are very close, as we both have humanitarian and natural faculties. Altai Krai is very rich in its natural resources. The nature there is very beautiful. We have a Faculty of Geography and Ecology. We hope that this memorandum will allow us not only to improve our educational process, but also to organize educational practice, exchange of students, teaching staff and professors. In short, we have high expectations, given that AltSU is one of the leading regional universities in Russia," Imanov said.

In accordance with the signed agreement, the parties pledged to develop academic mobility programs for students and teachers of both educational institutions, in particular, to exchange students for research and training, exchange teachers, sums up the international news agency.

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