A Meeting Between Students from Uzbekistan and Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan Held at SUSU

A meeting between the Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg Abdusalom Khatamov with the students from Uzbekistan was held at South Ural State University. The event was organized within the framework of planned visit of the universities of the Ural Federal District, in which Uzbek students are studying.

Vice-Rector for International Relations Olga Yaroshenko, on behalf of the university administration, expressed gratitude for the long-term collaboration and support of international relations between Russia and Uzbekistan and also noted the importance of such meetings:

“We are actively collaborating with the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg. The visit of Abdusalom Khatamov to our university, to organize a meeting with students and share with them important and relevant information, is becoming a very good and kind tradition. All our students from Uzbekistan, who are studying in Chelyabinsk, are all present in the meeting hall.”

In his turn, the Consul General thanked the university administration for its assistance in organizing the meeting and collaboration in the field of education.

“It is a big honour for me to visit South Ural State University. We have established constructive relations that are developing every day. I would like to express my gratitude for the collaboration and the opportunity for our students to study at one of the most promising Russian universities,” said Abdusalom Khatamov.

He also noted that such meetings with students-compatriots are obligatory and take place regularly throughout the year. According to the consul general, the main task of such meetings is to protect the rights of compatriots arriving at the territory of the Russian Federation and exchange opinions on various issues.

In the course of the meeting a Q&A session was organized. Most students asked specific questions and wanted to know about the procedure for providing financial and medical assistance, for issuing passports, for passing the exams in a distance format and more. As a result of the event, all the information has been taken into account and some of issues will be solved individually.

“Today, students have been very active, asked subtle questions and also our activities have been commented on. We are here today because we want to hear from our students, including some criticism. I want to say that it was a constructive meeting held in a friendly atmosphere. Our collaboration with the university will continue,” said the Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

At the moment, there are more than 300 students from the Republic of Uzbekistan studying at SUSU. 105 of them are staying on the territory of the Chelyabinsk region, the others are studying online, in a distance format.

Dilrabo, an activist of the South Ural Association of International Students and Alumni:

“International students, who come to other countries, face a number of problems: paperwork, problems with studies, lack of knowledge of the language and laws of the country. Today, at the meeting, the students were explained where to go in case of misunderstanding and who can help. We also discussed the events, within the framework of our diasporas and our state organizations, whichare held for international students at the university.”

The meeting was organized in compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological standards and requirements of Rospotrebnadzor.


South Ural State University has achieved significant results in joint projects with Uzbek academic partners. Thanks to the support of the consulate general, SUSU has the opportunity to organise off-site career counselling events and admissions campaigns in Uzbekistan.

Right at the moment, the university collaborates with 15 partner universities from Uzbekistan. A significant event in the framework of collaboration is the opening of the SUSU faculty in one of the leading technical universities of the republic: in the Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute in various fields, such as construction, building materials and quality examination, industrial and civil construction, economics, business informatics, food products from plant raw materials. The specialities are chosen according to the needs of the economy of the region and the republic as a whole.

In 2020, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, SUSU came up with an idea to release collected papers about the heroic joint contribution of our countries to the Victory “The Urals and Central Asia in the Great Patriotic War” marking the significant event. Four SUSU partner universities in Uzbekistan took an active part in the creation of a joint collected publication on the contribution of peoples to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The project was implemented with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg.

On February 14, 2020, at the initiative of the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg, the Rubaiyat Battle was organised at SUSU. Team members had to perform the rubaiyats of oriental poets by heart. Also, within the framework of the event, an exhibition of books of Uzbek literature was held with the support of the Chelyabinsk Uzbek Public Organization headed by Mamurzhon Kodirov, a member of the SUSU Ural International Integration Centre.

In December, SUSU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kokand University in order to engage in educational and scientific collaboration. Moreover, a collaboration agreement with Kokand Universitywas also signed, within the framework of which the Pushkin Centre for Open Education in Russian will begin to operate. Currently, academics from partner universities of Uzbekistan are advancing their trainingat SUSU in the Methods of Teaching Russian Language programme.


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