SUSU Partners with Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute in Uzbekistan

South Ural State University is collaborating with many partner universities all around the world. On January 28th, the major university of the Chelyabinsk Region started its cooperation with Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute, Republic of Uzbekistan.

SUSU welcomed a visiting delegation from Uzbekistan, which included Deputy Hokim of the Namangan Region Pahridin Matkarimov, the Institute Vice-Rector Sadillahon Umarhanov, Dean of the Construction Faculty Sobirzhon Razzakov, and leading specialist of the Regional Office of the Namangan Region State Inspection for Supervision over the Quality of Education at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bekzod Nasritdinov. The main agenda of the meeting was the creation of a joint academic programme in the fields of Construction and Architecture.

“We see Uzbekistan as one of the most promising countries in terms of our university’s cooperation with foreign partners. That is why I believe that we have had a very productive meeting. Today we have signed two documents: a Memorandum of Understanding, and an Agreement on Cooperation in the Fields of Construction and Architecture. I am grateful to the representatives of Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute and of the Hokimiyat of the Namangan Region that they have come to learn more about South Ural State University, and I am sure that our collaboration will be successful,” shared SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov.

The Chelyabinsk Region and the Namangan Region in Uzbekistan established friendship relations, and cooperation of SUSU with one of the actively developing institutes of the Republic may contribute into their development in the scientific and academic environment. Moreover, according to the delegation representatives, the Republic of Uzbekistan is interested in improving the quality of training specialists in architecture and construction, so great attention is being currently paid to networking with leading universities in Russia, South Ural State University being one of them.

“To fulfil our joint programme under these fields in collaboration with SUSU, we have the required base and highly qualified academics, 25 of whom are doctors or candidates of sciences. I am sure that the signed agreements will facilitate development of many-aspect long-term and efficient partnership between the Namangan Region of the Republic of Uzbekistan and South Ural. We like SUSU very much, and Chelyabinsk in general, too, and we would like to thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality!” stressed Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations of Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute Sadillahon Umarhanov.

In the Chelyabinsk Region, the SUSU Institute of Architecture and Construction is the “factory” of highly qualified specialists: architects, designers, designing engineers, structural engineers, experts, and process engineers. It is namely at this Institute that the special academic programme will be created within the cooperation with Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute. The programme includes students’ training for several terms in the Uzbekistan university first, and after that, at SUSU.

“Students from more than twenty countries in the near and far abroad study at the Institute of Architecture and Construction. Specially for the fulfilment of the collaboration with Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute, we are ready to develop a new Bachelor’s programme, which will be titled Construction of Buildings and Facilities. This type of interaction is profitable for the both parties. Creation of a joint academic programme will facilitate the attraction of international students to our university. We will also have a new partner from the Republic of Uzbekistan, thanks to cooperation with whom we will be able to bring the international collaboration with CIS countries to a higher level,” noted Director of the Institute of Architecture and Construction Dmitrii Ulrikh.

An excursion to Construction Teaching and Research Centre, Mechanical Engineering Research and Education Centre, Experimental Mechanics Laboratory, and Laboratory of Mechanics, Laser Processes and Digital Production Technologies were organised for the university guests. They were especially interested in the unique equipment of the SUSU laboratories, as well as in the university’s material and technical base in the field of metal working and manufacture.

South Ural State University is building close collaborations with universities in the neighbouring Asian countries. In particular, in autumn of 2018, SUSU representatives took part in the First Russia-Uzbekistan Educational Forum on New Human Resources for New Economics, where agreements with 6 universities in Uzbekistan were signed. Occupational guidance work with the enrolees in CIS countries is also an important aspect of the SUSU’s international activity.

“We keep working on developing our international collaboration with the near abroad. As a result of the occupational guidance work performed by SUSU in CIS countries last year, more than 150 citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were admitted only to the state-funded education programmes. Already now we are conducting our occupational guidance work for the forthcoming academic year, in particular, we visited schools in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. In the nearest future, we are planning on visiting educational institutions of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, where people are well familiar with our university. We hope that the number of SUSU students from these republics will double, at the very least,” shared the plans Vice-Rector for International Relations Olga Yaroshenko.

At present SUSU is fulfilling 148 collaboration agreements with universities from different countries of the world, and expanding of our international contacts is one of the first-priority aspects of development of South Ural State University.

Azaliya Sharafutdinova, photo by: Oleg Igoshin, Viktoria Matveichuk
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