Three new universities join the CIS Network University Consortium

Three new universities join the CIS Network University Consortium

June 11, the 10th-anniversary meeting of the Coordination Council of the Network University of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held at RUDN University. Three new universities joined the Consortium - the Russian University of Transport, the Southern Federal University, and the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University. Now 38 universities from 9 countries of the Commonwealth participate in the project.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation, the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Rossotrudnichestvo. The participants noted the importance of developing CIS management systems as a successful educational project in the Commonwealth space, which allows for the training of highly qualified specialists for the economies of the partner countries. 1,100 graduates is not only a solid figure, it is also human capital for the development of the scientific, educational, industrial and social sphere of the new independent states, it is a network of professionals ready to compete in the international labor market.

At the meeting of the Coordination Council, the main results and problems of the functioning of the CIS Network University was traditionally discussed nad the results of the 2018/2019 academic year were summed up.

Vice-Rector for International Affairs Larisa Efremova spoke about the main results of the meeting of the Council for Cooperation in the Field of Education of the CIS countries, held April 18-19, 2019, in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), and where the draft Agreement on the establishment and functioning of the CIS Network University was approved.

Particular attention was paid to the admission of foreign citizens for training in the framework of joint educational programs of the CIS NU in the 2019/2020 academic year and the search for solutions to enroll the best trained applicants.

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