25.02.2010 []

Russia and Belarus work on creating a united scientific-educational space

"The Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will continue an active work on creating a united scientific-educational space", marked the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Andrei Fursenko on October, 26, 2009, at the joint meeting of the boards of the Ministry of education and science of Russia, the Ministry of education of Belarus and the SCST of Belarus.

During the meeting the questions of forming a united educational and scientific-technological space of the Union state were discussed, and also of training specialists in the joint Belarus-Russian university and branches of the Russian institutions of higher education on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

At the meeting the decision was made on creating a working group for elaborating suggestions on providing comparability of the documents on education given in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. It is suggested that the working group will prepare its suggestions by December, 1, 2009.

The sides also discussed the possibility of elaboration of a conversion table between marks of the Russian Unified state exam and marks of the Centralized test of the Republic of Belarus, which at present are not comparable. "The creation of this conversion table will allow in the perspective to accept automatically the results of both exams in Russia and Belarus", stressed the Minister of education of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Radkov.

The sides also agreed to create a constantly functional working group on providing coordination of the common scientific-technical policy of Russia and Belarus, and also realize coordination of fundamental researches and scientific-technical elaborations on the priority directions.

More information: http://eng.mon.gov.ru/press/release/3787/

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Source: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Press-Service