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    Uzbekistan is interested in intensifying cooperation with the EU in the fields of education and science

    Education 18 November 2022 991

    One of the items on the agenda of the European Union-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting in Samarkand was "Education, science and Innovation".

    Speaking on this topic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov stressed that today the importance of deepening humanitarian and educational ties between our peoples is increasing in order to promote human and especially harmonious development of youth.

    The participants of the meeting were familiarized with the results of systematic measures implemented in the New Uzbekistan to fully support young people and children, their physical and spiritual education, and create favorable conditions for them to receive a quality education.

    The positive dynamics of cooperation in the field of education was noted with satisfaction. Today, 18 projects are being implemented with the participation of 43 Uzbek universities and 58 universities from the European Union and Central Asia.

    The Uzbek side expressed interest in intensifying cooperation with the EU through the Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe programs, including through the introduction of advanced European methods of education, conducting joint research, increasing the potential for innovation transfer, stimulating digitalization, the development of cloud technologies and artificial intelligence.

    At the same time, it was noted that there are opportunities to consider the issue of Central Asian countries joining the Bologna Process as a regional participant in order to harmonize higher education systems. In order to analyze and disseminate best practices of cooperation, it is proposed to create a networking tool between universities of Central Asian countries and the EU.

    An initiative has been announced to organize a meeting of ministers of Higher Education and a Forum of Rectors in the EU-CA format on a regular basis, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.