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18 November 2015

BRICS Education Ministers Meeting

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On 17-18 November 2015, Moscow hosted the Meeting of the BRICS Senior Officials on Education and the Meeting of the BRICS Education Ministers.

“Proxy Centre” company took an active part in the organization of these events, including supplying such services as: tailoring and elaboration of the online registration portal, information and visa support, Information and Accreditation desks’ maintenance, transport support, as well as rendering BRICS Heads of delegations with chauffeured company cars.  Our Liaison Officers were working on the venue, meeting and greeting the ministers and accompanying the delegations on the way back to the airport, providing administrative and logistics support for the delegations during the whole period of stay in Moscow.

On 17 November 2015, during the Meeting of the BRICS Senior Officials on Education were drafted the BRICS Moscow Declaration on Education and the Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BRICS Network University.

On 18 November 2015 Meeting of the BRICS Education Ministers took place. The meeting was attended by Minister of Science and Education of Russia Dmitry Livanov; Luiz Claudio Costa, Vice-Minister of Education of the Federative Republic of Brazil; Du Yubo, Vice-Minister of Education of the Peoples` Republic of China; Subramaniam Reddi, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development of the Republic of India; and Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training of the Republic of South Africa.

Meeting participants signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BRICS Network University, the main founding document of this agency. "We believe the expanded initiative to establish the BRICS Network University will positively influence the quality of higher education in Russia and will strengthen cooperation between the universities of our countries," Mr Livanov noted.

Participants in the meeting also discussed promoting the exchange of information and ways to motivate postgraduate students and young researchers. Short-term network education programmes at summer schools were also discussed. The meeting resulted in the signing of the Moscow Cooperation Declaration and the Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BRICS Network University.