Second Forum of the Association of Russian and Belarusian Universities

At BSU discussed issues of cooperation in the field of education and science between Belarusian and Russian universities. The discussion took place at the section “Social and humanitarian potential of higher education in the framework of the Union State” of the Second Forum of the Association of Russian and Belarusian universities. The session was moderated by the President of the Russian Union of Rectors, Rector of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov Victor Sadovnichy and the rector of BSU Andrei Karol.

The participants of the section presented reports on the activities of the universities headed by them, considered the strategic ways of developing interuniversity cooperation, determined the directions for strengthening the bilateral interaction between the universities of Belarus and Russia.

The forum program also included an online plenary session with the participation of the Minister of Education of Belarus Igor Karpenko and the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia Valery Falkov and the work of the section “Digitalization of education and experience of organizing the activities of universities in the era of the coronavirus infection COVID-2019: challenges, opportunities, areas of cooperation”.

More than 80 heads of universities of Belarus and Russia took part in the event. The Association of Russian and Belarusian Universities was established in 2019. Its activities are aimed at the formation of a common educational and unified scientific and technological space of the Union State and allows to coordinate the interaction of higher education institutions of the two countries in priority areas. The Association is a dialogue platform for universities to address issues of joint training, research, intercultural communication of students, etc. The activity of the Association involves the annual holding of the Forum of rectors of universities of Russia and Belarus.

Source: Belarusian State University


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