7 December 2020
During an International online meeting, university leaders announced the creation of the Eurasian University Network to support a culture of knowledge without borders.©Express-K
The event was organized by the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi and the International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO.
The UN General Assembly has proclaimed the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures - from 2013 to 2022. In this context, the creation of the Eurasian network of universities acquires special relevance, the purpose of which is to form a culture of knowledge among students, to train highly qualified specialists - individuals with high ethical and civic attitudes, capable of making a worthy contribution to the development of civilization.
In the difficult conditions of a pandemic, we are talking about the future of higher education in Central Asia, about how to unite universities with the idea of creating a building of knowledge culture.
Rector of KazNU Galimkair Mutanov noted the special role of the modern university 4.0 model, implemented as a global UN hub for sustainable development of KazNU, in the formation of world citizens with high spiritual and moral values, responsible not only for their personal destiny, but also for all of humanity.
The Eurasian Network of Universities was created under the patronage of the International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO, which is headed by Olzhas Suleimenov. The center is located in Almaty and is a unique international institution specially established to give a new impetus to dialogue and education of planetary consciousness based on the development of science, education, strengthening of human values and cultural diversity.
12 foreign al-Farabi centers in the world's leading universities have joined the implementation of the university model 4.0. They will serve as a good platform for the Eurasian Network to support a culture of knowledge without borders.
This year, with the support of UNESCO at the international level, the 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi and the 175th anniversary of Abay are celebrated. The outstanding contribution of thinkers to the development of civilization is appreciated by the international community. In this regard, the initiators of the online meeting propose to name the Eurasian Network of Universities in honor of the educators and humanists al-Farabi and Abay.