Jordan, Russia discuss academic cooperation

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Walid Maani, on Wednesday met with Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Larisa Efremova, to discuss boosting cooperation in research between Jordanian and Russian universities.

The meeting tackled enhancing cooperation in the field of preparing medical tourism papers, exchange of students and faculty members, as well as various of applied research issues, which would reflect positively on the educational process system in the two countries.

During the meeting, Maani voiced the ministry's keenness to look firsthand at the Russian experience in the field of pre-school education to benefit from it in various aspects.

The minister pointed to the "deep-rooted" cultural and scientific cooperation relations between Jordan and Russia, lauding the level of RUDN, especially in the field of teaching and scientific research.

For her part, Efremova affirmed her country's keenness to boost bilateral cooperation with Jordan over the upcoming period, hailing the level of Jordan's higher education institutions in the fields of scientific research, teaching, and community service.

//Petra// AJ