The Russian People’s Friendship University hosted a meeting of the National Administration of the SCO University (SCOU).
The agenda included several items: Signing of the agreement on establishing and functioning of the University of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; Analysis of the activities of the SCO University and implementation of the University’s Concept; Analysis of student admissions to joint educational programs of the SCOU in 2016-2018 and the state of admissions in 2017-2018 academic year; Allocation and distribution of state-funded places for the SCOU project on the part of Russia; and Developing a road map of the SCO University’s key events till 2025.
Russian President Vladimir Putin came up with the initiative of establishing the SCO University at the Bishkek summit in 2007, and was supported by all SCO member states. The Concept of the University was signed at the meeting of SCO education ministers in Astana in October 2008. The SCOU comprises 78 leading universities of six member states, including 20 Russian universities.