University visited by education ministers of Myanmar, Qatar and Zimbabwe
Participants of Shaping the Future Forum met with Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia Valery Falkov on 8 June.
They were joined by Rector Lenar Safin and Vice-Premier of Tatarstan Roman Shaykhutdinov.
During his meetings, Minister Falkov noted KFU’s excellent infrastructure, rapid development, in-demand study programs, and advanced research.
While meeting with Union Minister of Education of Myanmar Nyunt Pe, Dr Falkov mentioned that the two sides need to strengthen links in electronics, nuclear energy, aviation industry, IT, and materials science. Moreover, Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University plans to open a branch in Myanmar to teach medicine and IT. There are many more institutions intending to establish ties with Burmese colleagues. Minister Nyunt Pe emphasized that his country is ready to promote further cooperation.
Minister of Tertiary and Higher Education of Zimbabwe Amon Murwira said the current stage of bilateral development is education and science is the most productive ever. Among his priorities in this regard he mentioned resource development, nuclear energy, food production, and Russian language studies in Zimbabwe. Interestingly, the two nations plan to launch a joint satellite (cubesat) in 2024. The project is supervised by Russian space agency Roscosmos, Russia’s Southwestern State University, and national Space Agency of Zimbabwe ZINGSA.
In his talks with Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar Buthaina Bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, Russian Minister expressed his appreciation of Qatar’s fast development and praised the country’s investment in the future and human capital. Minister Al Nuaimi said that Qatar is currently in the top 20 nations in the world in educational and research development. She said that her nation is interested in signing a mutual degree recognition agreement with Russia. Academic mobility, scholarships, and joint research were also discussed.