On December 10, 2019, on the basis of the branch of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Tashkent, the Forum of Young Scientists of Uzbekistan and Russia “Competitiveness in the Modern World: from Personal – to Global” was held.
Participants of the forum were students of Humanities, young scientists, specialists of leading universities and research centers of the two countries. This Forum was a new step towards cultural and humanitarian cooperation and interuniversity relations between our countries. Young people discussed the need for continuous education, academic mobility between young specialists, as well as opportunities for cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the field of advanced training of young personnel.
The opening ceremony of the session was addressed by:
- Minister-counsellor Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. V. Mitrofanov;
- Chief of the Presidential Directorate for Interregional Relations and Cultural Contacts with Foreign Countries А.Vlasov;
- acting head of Representatives of the Rossotrudnichestvo in Uzbekistan А. Krasilnikov;
- Executive director of the Moscow State University branch in Tashkent E. Saydamatov.
The speakers noted the most important areas of cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan, including in the field of education and language training. Separately, the opening of the MGIMO branch in Tashkent on December 8, 2019 was noted.
At the plenary session of the forum “Russia and Uzbekistan: the basis and priorities for the development of strategic partnership”, experts discussed the main priorities and prospects for the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Uzbekistan. Issues were discussed: Uzbekistan’s cooperation within the CIS and opportunities for integration with the European economic Union; the impact of the economy on the development of international relations and labor migration in the global space; prospects for the development of history and political science faculties at the Moscow state University branch in Tashkent and much more.
Participants of the Forum shared successful experience of regional cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tatarstan.
The speakers of the session were leading specialists of Russian and Uzbek universities in the field of international relations, political science and history:
- Director of the IAC MSU, D. Chizhova;
- Director «Ma’no» center for research initiatives Б. Ergashev;
- Research fellowCentral Eurasia Research Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences С. Pritchin;
- Head of the Department of Contemporary History and International Relations of the Institute of History of The Academy of Sciences of The Republic of Uzbekistan М. Rahimov;
- Executive Director of Institute of Central Asia Studies M. Safin;
- ProfessorNational University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek О. Kobzeva;
- Master’s student of the School of International Relations of MGIMO University I. Serov.
I. Serov noted that the cultural and historical past, economic ties preserved since Soviet times, remain an important basis for the development of integration processes in the post-Soviet space. Now Youth take the side of multilateral cooperation with the former Soviet republics.
Rround table “Russia-Uzbekistan: in a common historical space” was held within the framework of the forum.
Experts expressed their opinion on the prospects for the development of relations between the two countries:
- Deputy head of the Department of Contemporary History and International Relations of the Institute of History of The Academy of Sciences of The Republic of Uzbekistan R.Nazarov
- research fellow of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences T.Kotukova
- Junior researcher at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Y. Evstafieva
- student of The Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University A. Filatov
- master’s student of the Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU) K/Kalashinkova
Activities in the second part of the day:
- Lecture “Administrative policy of the Russian Empire and the management system in the Turkestan General government in the second half of the XIX century”;
- Business game “Hitchhiking on Eurasia”.
Organizers: Information-analytical center of Moscow state University (MSU IAC); Institute of Central Asia Studies; National Youth Council of Russia; RTU MIREA is the basic organization of the CIS member States for working with youth with support from Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.