AGT Communications provides PR support to the meeting of education experts in Beijing

17 March 2010

AGT Communications provides PR support to the meeting of education experts in Beijing Beijing hosted the meeting of experts on cooperation in the sphere of education from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, china, Russia and Tajikistan on March 11-12, 2010.

A key item on the agenda was the SCO University to be launched this year. The members of the working group unanimously confirmed that their nations were ready to give a start to the SCOU pilot project: the first students are to be admitted as early as this September.

SCOU is a joint venture embracing leading higher education establishments of SCO nations, its students to be taught at universities in their own countries, which will be sort of SCOU schools. A total of 51 universities have been selected so far. SCOU will train students under the master program only, but it is also possible that the project organizers will develop and coordinate bachelor curricula in the near future.

SCOU applicants will undergo a standard procedure for entrants on the program of Magistracy at one of the basic universities either in their native country or abroad. They can pass an academic course at a selected university and its partnering university, with two diplomas to be handed out upon graduation in this case. Also, several training courses on a selected specialty will be available at every university, which will be deemed passed as part of the general training curriculum.

Mention should be made that member-nations of the SOCU project will offer training allowances for students, with Russia already prepared.
Source: The AGT Communications Agency