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NEFU expands cooperation with universities of the Republic of Tajikistan

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  • 25 June 2021
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NEFU expands cooperation with universities of the Republic of Tajikistan

Rector of North-Eastern Federal University Anatoly Nikolaev held a working meeting with the Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Novosibirsk Davlatkhoja Yatim. The parties discussed the development of partnership between universities of the two countries.

NEFU has agreements with three educational institutions of Tajikistan, including Avicenna Tajik State Medical University. “Tajikistan has been and remains a strategic direction in recruiting foreign students for NEFU. Currently, 80 students study at our university, and this is one fifth of the total number of foreign students. Most often, Tajik students choose medical specialties. They bravely apply to the Faculty of Geology and Survey to study oil and gas business,” noted Anatoly Nikolaev.

Davlatkhoja Yatim was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan at the end of 2020 and this is his first visit to Yakutia. “Our countries have long-standing friendly relations. More than 50 agreements of different level and type have been concluded between Russia and Tajikistan, including in the field of higher education and training of highly qualified specialists. Now we are considering the possibility of creating a single portal with complete information about universities in the Far East and Siberia that are interested in attracting students from Tajikistan. This would allow all the applicants who want to get a higher education in Russia, to get closer to the university and start preparing in advance. Your university has great opportunities and we would like our students to come to you,” emphasized the Consul General.

The rector of the federal university supported the initiative to create information portals. “We are organizing work in this direction taking into account the prospects. It is important for us to develop recruiting and career guidance in the countries from where most of our students come to study. This would give an opportunity to make a choice from school, especially since the citizens of Tajikistan can enter Russian universities on a common basis and apply for state-funded places,” said Anatoly Nikolaev.

Author: Vladimir SUZDALOV, NEFU Newsroom

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