The Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan expands its cooperation with the universities of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). The initiative was voiced at the session of the Joint Turkmen-Tatarstan working group on March 7th.
A proposal for establishing cooperation between higher education institutions of the two sides was made by the Deputy Minister of Education of Turkmenistan in charge of higher and secondary special educational institutions, Aknabat Atabaeva.
In particular, the interaction of the International University of Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan with Kazan National Research Technological University was called promising. Close contact allows them to exchange experiences, teachers and students, as well as conduct joint scientific research.
The need for the development of interuniversity cooperation is conditioned by the accelerated development of the national economy of Turkmenistan, the successful functioning of which demands highly skilled personnel in various fields.
Today, Turkmenistan is actively developing the oil refining industry. Tatarstan, having achieved some success in this field, can become an excellent partner for the country in the field of education.
Specialists of Tatarstan have the experience and knowledge that will be necessary for Turkmen students in the near future.
For example, soon they will be learning the processing of oil on the latest high-tech equipment, for example, a delayed coking unit currently under construction on the TKNPZ.
Other proposals on expanding interuniversity cooperation were also raised. In particular, between the State Energy Institute of Turkmenistan and the Kazan State Energy University, as well as the Turkmen Agricultural University and the Kazan State Agrarian University.
About 1,500 students from Turkmenistan study in Kazan today. Thanks to the new agreements within the frames of the Turkmen-Tatarstan working group, this number can significantly increase.
At the same time, it is to be expected that the interaction of university professors will diversify curricula and lead to the increase in joint research and development.