In Astrakhan, a round table “International cooperation in the field of higher education: prospects for the integration of educational spaces of the CIS countries” was held, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of cooperation between the CIS member states. The “Caspian-Eurasia” International Research Center (Astrakhan, Russia), Astrakhan State Technical University and the Association of State Universities and Research Centers of the Caspian Countries acted as organizers of the event. This was reported in the post-release of the CMI “Caspian-Eurasia”.
International experts in the field of education from Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan took part in the round table.
The sphere of higher education is one of the priorities in the humanitarian cooperation of the Caspian countries. One of the most effective integration projects in this area is the Association of Universities and Research Centers of the Caspian States, the headquarters of which has been located on the basis of the Astrakhan State Technical University for 25 years. It was this university that became the venue for the round table.
At the meeting, already implemented joint humanitarian projects were discussed, such as the creation and activities of the Tashkent branch of the Astrakhan State Technical University, the secondary school named after Mahtumkuli Fargi, built at the initiative of the head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the village of Funtovo, the school named after Heydar Aliyev, built at the expense of the Foundation the third president of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Ksenia Tyurenkova, head of the “Caspian-Eurasia” Center for International and Socio-Political Studies, announced the holding of the Caspian Media School, an international information and educational project that will take place in Astrakhan in April next year.
The topic of studying the native language turned out to be relevant at the meeting, within the framework of which the exchange of the best experience of working with foreign students took place.
One of the theses - the correspondence of educational programs to the challenges of our time - was unanimously supported by all the participants of the round table. The hope was voiced that the new professional personnel in the environmental sphere would help in solving the environmental problems of the Caspian Sea. A proposal was made to create an international scientific journal for scientists from the Caspian countries.
At the end of the discussion, the experts expressed their wishes to exchange plans for the coming year in order to take part in each other's projects and initiatives, as well as to provide support and necessary assistance. One of the nearest projects of the “Caspian – Eurasia” Center is a series of events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky “Eternal Dostoevsky”. The project will be implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund. It is a series of events dedicated to the work of F.M.Dostoevsky and addressed to teachers of Russian as a foreign language, as well as compatriots living abroad: high school students, students and their parents.
In this regard, the “Caspian-Eurasia” Center invites colleagues to join this educational marathon.