On October 26-27, in Bishkek, at the Kyrgyz-Russian University, an expert-analytical round table was held by RSUH and KRSU, titled “Prospects for development and resources for cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats in new geopolitical conditions.” The event was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
RSUH was represented by President Pivovar, Associate Professor Gushchin, Associate Professor Khanova, and Dr. Kondrashova, Assistant to the President of RSUH.
Opening the round table, Mr. Mogilevsky, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, noted the great importance of cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in the field of education and science. In particular, he emphasized the role of the newly concluded intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Kyrgyzstan on the conditions of operation of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University.
Acting Rector of KRSU, Professor Fomin-Nilov in his speech emphasized the importance of giving a new impetus to the work of KRSU in its interaction with Russian universities.
President Pivovar noted the importance of developing relations between RSUH and KRSU in the context of interaction between all Slavic universities. A special place, according to Dr. Pivovar, should be dedicated to joint student projects.
The participants discussed the development of Eurasian integration processes and the influence exerted on them by transformations of modern international relations, the role of education and science in the development of Eurasian integration, and bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
Dr. Sumarokov, Advisor to the Rector of KRSU, noted the importance of such aspects of joint activities as holding conferences, including student ones, dedicated to the study of Central Asia, taking into account the importance of the region in modern international relations, and the need to intensify publication activity.
Professor Mashrapov, Dean of the Karasaev Faculty of Oriental Studies and International Relations, paid special attention to youth issues and the formation of joint academic schools.
Dr. Bugazov, Professor of the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of KRSU, emphasized the need for more active joint study of the Eurasian direction of socio-political thought and modern aspects of the development of sociocultural integration.
Dr. Osmonova, Head of the Department of Philosophy of KRSU, expressed her opinion on the need to conduct sociological research by specialists from KRSU and RSUH and to involve undergraduate and graduate students in these studies.
The participants (senior researchers from the Institute of History and Science of RSUH, Dr. Mukhin and Dr. Sumarokov) paid special attention to the common history of Russia and Kyrgyzstan, in particular, the issues of the Great Patriotic War and the work of scholars from the two universities on this topic. Associate Professors of RSUH, Dr. Gushchin and Dr. Khanova highlighted the main parameters of the work of the Center for Eurasian Studies for 2024, in particular in the field of preparing joint academic works, student events, and student research work competitions.
On October 27, President Pivovar held a Master class on the topic of the international expert platform “Gromyko International Expert Forum". He said that the work of the platform was expected to be a comprehensive multilateral activity, within the framework of which the potential of the KRSU would be actively used.
The continuation of cooperation between KRSU and RSUH will be a visit of the delegation of RSUH to RSUH in order to participate in the international conference “Historical memory and historical education in the post-Soviet space” in November, and in December students and young teachers of KRSU are expected at the First Youth Forum of Slavic Universities, held by RSUH jointly with partners from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.