On July 31, 2019, as part of the 1st Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan, the delegation of Andijan region visited the Belarusian-Russian University. Andijan is very similar to Mogilev in terms of population but it came into being much earlier. The Uzbek city is one of the oldest in the world; it has a 2,500-year history. The rector of Andijan Machine-Building Institute Turdialiev Umid Mukhtaralievich was one of the members of the delegation.
Representatives of the two universities quickly found a common language. The Belarusian-Russian University - the former Mogilev Machine-Building Institute (MMI) - and Andijan Machine-Building Institute (AndMI) have not only similar abbreviations. They offer similar study programs and conduct research on similar topics. The universities have approximately the same number of students and teachers. Moreover, both the Belarusian-Russian University and Andijan Machine-Building Institute actively cooperate with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The rector of Andijan Machine-Building Institute U. M. Turdialiyev and the rector of the Belarusian-Russian University M. E. Lustenkov discussed the possibility of future cooperation.
Members of the delegation visited the exhibition of scientific achievements of the Belarusian-Russian University’s scientists, familiarized themselves with scientific and educational activities of the university. As a result, the Belarusian-Russian University and Andijan Machine-Building Institute signed an agreement on cooperation. The agreement envisages the possibility of student exchanges programs, professional development training courses for teachers as well as participation in joint programs and scientific conferences. Moreover, heads of universities also agreed on joint visits of delegations.