Presentation of Belarusian education at the 17th Higher Education Summit in the Republic of India
On November 16-19, 2022 the Belarusian delegation headed by the Rector of the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) Sergey Haritonchik took part in the 17th Summit of Higher Education – 2022 in the city of New Delhi, India.

The five leading higher educational institutions of the country (BNTU, BSUIR, BSEU, MSLU and Yanka Kupala Grodno State University) presented their educational opportunities at the thematic exhibition "Education in Belarus", organized by Humanitarian and Educational Republican Unitary Enterprise "Centre for International Relations" within the framework of the 17th Summit of Higher Education. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India Andrey Rzheusskiy visited the exhibition and noted that the Belarusian exposition created a great interest among the visitors, prospective applicants, representatives of Indian higher educational institutions and consultant agencies.

During the exhibition of representatives of the Belarusian higher education institutions an agreement of intentions for the joint implementation of scientific, educational and innovation activities between the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) and Shobhit University was signed.

During the visit the Belarusian delegation visited the leading state university of India – Delhi University, where they had a meeting with the Chairman-Professor Chander Shakhar, Assistant Chairman-Professor Ashutosh Bhardwaj and Head of International Cooperation Department Professor Rajender Kumar. During the meeting the prospects of bilateral cooperation with the Belarusian institutions of higher education were discussed. BSEU and MSLU decided to sign an agreement with Delhi University for implementation of double degree programs, summer schools, academic mobility and student exchanges. BSUIR sent a memorandum of intent approved by the Belarusian side to be signed.

An important element of the program were the negotiations organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of India, with Professor of Chandigarh University Rajan Sharma and Director of International Cooperation at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Mihika Roy, which raised prospective and problematic issues concerning the scientific and educational cooperation, the issuance of student visas to citizens of India.

The participation of the Belarusian delegation contributed to improving the image and attractiveness of the Belarusian education, promoted the brand "Education in Belarus", development of cooperation between universities and attracting Indian citizens to study in Belarus in order to increase exports of educational services of Belarus.

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