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Elena Zagaynova, Rector of Lobachevsky University, is on an official visit to Uzbekistan with a delegation from the Nizhny Novgorod region headed by Governor Gleb Nikitin. On 25 April, Gleb Nikitin held a working meeting with Abdukodir Toshkulov, Minister of Higher and Secondary Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting took place at the National University of Uzbekistan where, in the presence of the Governor and the Minister, 14 documents on cooperation between Nizhny Novgorod and Uzbek universities were signed.

Along with Elena Zagayova, Nizhny Novgorod universities are represented by Zhanna Nikonova, Rector of the Dobrolyubov State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Sergey Dmitriev, Rector of the Alekseev State Technical University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nikolay Karyakin, Rector of the Privolzhsky Medical Research University and Victor Sdobnyakov, Rector of the Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University.

From the Republic of Uzbekistan, Karshi State University, Tashkent State Transport University, Tashkent Financial Institute, Tashkent University of Information Technologies and several other institutions of higher education have become new partners of Nizhny Novgorod educational organizations.  The agreements will help intensify the exchange of students and faculty members. They will enable the development of joint thematic educational programmes and the implementation of innovative research projects, international conferences, symposia and seminars.

"We have signed a cooperation agreement with the National University of Uzbekistan. Our universities are very similar and have found many common points of contact in science: in biology, sociology, physics, mathematics, information technologies. Lobachevsky University will share with partners from Uzbekistan its experience and competences in employing graduates. We have agreed to exchange educational programmes, develop network forms of education, support academic mobility of researchers and teaching staff, as well as double degree  postgraduate programmes. We are encouraged by today's meeting, I am sure it will bring good results. And of course, we are waiting for our colleagues to visit Nizhny Novgorod!", - said Elena Zagaynova.

According to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, 1,028 Uzbek nationals are studying at 11 Nizhny Novgorod universities during this academic year, accounting for nearly 20% of all foreign students in the region.