On the basis of MIREA – Russian Technological University (RTU MIREA), a Russian-Kyrgyz youth-student meeting dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology in Russia was held. The event was held in a hybrid format, its purpose is to support and develop youth educational and scientific cooperation between the two countries.
The main topics of discussion were science, innovation, technology and current projects of student bilateral cooperation. Within the framework of the program, discussions were held “Academic environment – a vector of development for youth” and “Youth technology business projects – startups: trends and prospects”. There were also sessions from experts, master classes and a cultural and leisure program.
The forum was attended by students, graduate students, specialists and university teachers, employees of scientific organizations and leaders of youth research and educational projects aged 18 to 35 years.
Denis Ashirov, Director of the Department of State Youth Policy and Educational Activities of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, noted that the event made it possible to exchange practices on the implementation of initiatives and strengthen friendly ties, because in the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic there are a number of youth public organizations that, with the support of relevant departments of both countries, implement joint projects in a wide range of areas. He also stressed that these annual meetings have become a shining example of bilateral cooperation on the youth track.
“The most memorable event of this meeting is the fact that we, the young initiators, gathered in Russia and received useful advice from mentors, and were also able to study several projects. There were many well-rounded children present. For example, I myself am interested in business, and at the Russian-Kyrgyz youth-student meeting I found a lot of like-minded people I met,”Biloliddin Tajimatov, a student at the American University of Central Asia and a member of the organization of young entrepreneurs of Kyrgyzstan.
“I really like Kyrgyzstan, and the speech of the Kyrgyz speakers made a great impression on me. It will be very interesting to cooperate with students from this country and maybe even establish general production. I decided to choose the offline mode since there is no networking during online meetings, but I wanted to meet someone. With such events, we help more and more people become interested in science, volunteering, politics, etc.,”Vadim Nozhkin, a third-year student at the State University of Management.
Following the meeting, the speakers and participants proposed to structure information on bilateral cooperation and hold a meeting next year in Kyrgyzstan. In addition, it was decided to expand cooperation in the field of science, in particular, to organize scientific internships for junior students.
The organizers of the event on the part of Russia were the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, MIREA – the Russian Technological University, the association of public associations “National Council of Youth and Children’s Associations of Russia”, the Information and Analytical Center of Moscow State University for the study of social and political processes in the post-Soviet space.