On October 15, HSE students Irina Li, Amir Umarov and Islam Uzakbergenov from Uzbekistan took part in the online meeting “EYA Lecture Hall” (EYA – Eurasian Youth Assembly) dedicated to education in Eurasia.
Participants of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN HSE Moscow) program to support international students spoke about cooperation between Russian and Uzbek universities.
According to Irina Li, thanks to the agreement between Tashkent and Moscow, branches of Lomonosov Moscow state University, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Gubkin Russian state University of oil and gas, MGIMO, MISIS, MEPhI, MPEI and other universities have been opened in the Republic. Joint educational programs bring together more than 2,500 students. Exhibitions of Russian universities, quotas provided by Rossotrudnichestvo, essay and dictation competitions, and Russian language programs open up new educational opportunities for young people.
According to Amir Umarov, Uzbekistan also attracts applicants from different countries of Eurasia due to its unique cultural and historical heritage: specialists in the field of cultural studies, history, Oriental studies and related disciplines come to the country.
Meanwhile, as Islam Uzakbergenov emphasized in his speech, despite the development of educational programs in Uzbekistan, there is a trend of both labour and educational migration. The average competition for admission to higher education is ten or more people per a place. However, the population under the age of 35 is growing rapidly every year.
Recall, the goal of the “EYA Lecture Hall” project is to strengthen the dialogue between the youth of Eurasia and the international expert community by creating an online platform for open dialogue on current topics in the field of culture and art, science and education, history and geopolitics, business and innovation, sports and healthy lifestyles, social and environmental initiatives of young people. You can suggest a topic of the lecture, become a speaker and / or a participant in the project by contacting the organizers by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.