Within the framework of the Erasmus + - KA107 program "Mobility between program countries and partner countries" won by the Department of Digital Economy of Samarkand State University, a meeting was held with partners from Romania, the authority of the Faculty of Geography and Tourism of the University of Oradea.
In the event from Uzbekistan attended the vice-rector of SamSU Mukhtor Nasirov and the head of the department, professor Bahodirhon Safarov. And from Romania, the meeting was attended by Alexandru Ilies - Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Tourism of the University of Oradea, Dorina Camelia Ilies - Head of the Department of the University of Oradea and editor-in-chief of the GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites magazine, Marin Ilies - Professor of the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca and Gabriela Ilies - Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca.
The parties discussed the possibilities of establishing practical interuniversity cooperation in various formats, including the exchange of students and teachers, research activities, and the organization of academic symposia. To consolidate the agreements reached, the parties agreed to prepare the signing of a memorandum of cooperation indicating areas of cooperation.
And the first step was taken in order to solve these problems. Oradea University students Inna Chbanu and Dan Iordachi came to Samarkand State University for two months to conduct an internship.
One of the promising areas of cooperation is the joint development of curricula for teaching in English, widespread introduction in the educational process of teaching the disciplines of the Department of Digital Economy in English, which, among other things, will contribute to improving the relevant qualifications of the teaching staff. And also, practical assistance will be provided in writing and publishing scientific articles in the journal "GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites", that is included in the list of the scientific base "Scopus".
It is worth to mark that the University of Oradea, founded in 1780, is a public university in Romania, with about 14 thousand students. The university is ranked among the 10 best universities in Romania, and also occupies high positions in international rankings, for example, as "QS World University Rankings" 221st. The mission of the University of Oradea is to provide education and research at a high level of quality in the national and international context of social, professional and, last but not least, intellectual development of the individual, as well as to contribute to social, economic and social development of the cultural center of the city of Oradea. These missions are realized through goals such as: attracting students from all over the world, positioning the university among the best educational institutions in the country and in Europe, and transferring to the wider community the value and importance of academic education and research in general, and in particular, that took place in this university. Oradea University has established international relations with 352 institutions from 39 countries. The teaching and academic education offered to students is carried out in 15 faculties, where through a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs, a complete package of higher education training is offered. At the faculties, educational activities are accompanied and enriched by scientific research. Along with professional activity and moral behavior, scientific research is becoming a priority criterion for the academic assessment of employees of higher education.
An international project between the Department of Digital Economy of Samarkand State University and Oradea University is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + program - KA107 “Mobility between program countries and partner countries”.