Oct 19, 2023 - FEFU News
The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the first President of the Russian Federation B. N. Yeltsin (KRSU) will open the Russian-Kyrgyz Center for Multilateral Cooperation of Greater Eurasia at the beginning of 2024. The focus of the Center's specialists will be on research of multilateral relations of Central Asian countries with Russia and the People's Republic of China (PRC). The parties signed a corresponding agreement in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Celebrations dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the first President of the Russian Federation B.N. Yeltsin took place in Bishkek. Over the years of its history, KRSU has made a significant contribution to the development of the economy of Kyrgyzstan and contributed to the development of various partnerships with Russia. The presidents of the key universities in our country, as well as the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov, took part in the festive events.
“First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the university staff for their dedicated and fruitful work. Thirty thousand KRSU graduates who work today for the benefit of Russia and Kyrgyzstan is an impactful and significant result, the merit of many generations of teachers. The Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University is a unique project. It took place and is developing thanks to the interest and constant involvement of the two states,” emphasized Valery Falkov.
On October 12, as part of the ceremonial events, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Far Eastern Federal University and KRSU. The parties agreed to open a Russian-Kyrgyz Center for Multilateral Cooperation, whose specialists will study integration processes in the Greater Eurasia space in order to develop proposals and recommendations in the context of the prospect of connecting the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative and creating a Greater Eurasian Partnership.
“The impact of China on the Central Asian space is strong, and FEFU, as a major center for Chinese Studies in Russia, will be an expert platform that will help build a systematic, mutually beneficial policy with partners from the PRC. Thanks to its geographical location and our scientific schools, the university has historically acted as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region - we are constantly expanding our presence in this macro-region and have extensive expertise. FEFU provides comprehensive support to partner organizations and is ready to be a guide for our colleagues from Kyrgyzstan to the Asia-Pacific market,” noted FEFU President Boris Korobets.
“The Eurasian space is one of the key areas of the modern system of international relations, which is currently in the midst of the transformation process. The geographical location of the EAEU - a joint initiative of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia - gives the association special strategic importance, allowing it to act as a link between the largest regional and interregional players and associations. One of the most important tasks for the development of KRSU is to give a new impetus to improving the scientific and analytical potential of the university. In this light, we look forward to the development of joint expert, research and educational projects with the Far Eastern Federal University, since we, like our colleagues, work in the field - in the closest proximity to China and the Pacific Region,” says Acting President of KRSU Denis Fomin-Nilov .
The faculty of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University will undergo internships and improve their qualifications on the basis of FEFU. The Far Eastern university is ready to replicate the best teaching practices for the joint training of highly qualified personnel in demand in the priority sectors of the economy of the two countries.
It should be noted that at FEFU, the Center for Multilateral Cooperation of Greater Eurasia will become part of the Center for Applied Oriental Studies, the tasks of which include comprehensive research in the field of interaction with Asian states, identifying new formats of economic, scientific and technological cooperation. Far Eastern Federal University, relying on the unique experience of country expertise, is capable of becoming an expert “entry point” into the Asian region for scientific, educational and commercial enterprises. The university’s international partner network includes more than 300 educational institutions, 162 of which are located in Asia.
Let us remind you that the People's Republic of China is one of the key partners of the university - FEFU is building interaction with more than 60 public and private educational institutions, scientific institutes, government organizations and foundations there. In recent years, the university has significantly expanded its representative offices - 15 Russian Language and Culture Centers were opened in China, and ties with the southern provinces were strengthened. Thus, in 2024, a joint institute will be opened in Chongqing (PRC) on the basis of the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and preparatory work is underway for the launch of a branch of the Far Eastern Federal University in Guangzhou.