TSU Rector met with a delegation from Khovd State University (Mongolia)
Cooperation with Khovd University began in 1996. It was very effective and fruitful: joint scientific conferences and expeditions were carried out. About 80 teachers from Khovd University took part in retraining at TSU. Dozens of students from Mongolia have studied at TSU, and five of them defended their thesis at TSU. And now, four Mongolian students are studying at our Geology and Geography Faculty.
- We are very pleased that TSU has become one of the top 500 universities in the world. Cooperation with your university is honor for us - said Jutmaa Yanjmaa , Rector of Khovd State University. - In the past year, together with TSU, we have implemented a dual degree programme in geology. Western Mongolia is rich in minerals, but there are no trained researchers who could explore the depths of the earth and find deposits. Therefore, we have high hopes for the students who are studying now at TSU.
TSU's Rector Eduard Galazhinsky said he appreciates the good relations that exist between the two universities. And he noted that today we are having an opportunity to expand cooperation.
TSU has become one of the 15 strongest universities in the country and received major support for entering the international education arena. In spite of the difficult financial situation, the government decided that funding for this programme will be saved. And it gives us the opportunity to continue academic exchanges, hold joint conferences, and conduct research. The strategic objective is teaching of international students and young scientists in English.
- As it turned out, now Khovd University has the engineering-technology area as a priority. We also have a strong engineering school. So we are ready to cooperate and to implement double degree programmes - said Eduard Galazhinsky. We would be interested to organize triple master's programmes with the participation of partners from Europe, Russia and Asia. We also aim to create a network programme, with the participation of 5-7 universities. When there is such a network it increases the academic mobility of students and scholars. The University has resources for the implementation of such programmes. This is promising.