Moscow is working to open more branches of Russian universities in Uzbekistan, announced on Monday the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Andrei Rudenko at the opening of the conference: Uzbekistan and Russia facing the challenges of development and security at a new historical stage of cooperation, the TASS reported.
“I would especially note the expansion of the presence of Russian universities in Uzbekistan. If in 2016 there were only three branches of Russian universities, today there are already 12 of them. And work is underway to open three more branches of Russian higher educational institutions, ”the Deputy Minister said.
Rudenko noted that about 40 thousand students from Uzbekistan are currently studying in Russia, and the scholarship quota for them in 2021 was almost doubled.
The organizers of the conference, which is taking place in the capital of Uzbekistan, are the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Valdai International Discussion Club.