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The Center for the Study of the History of Foreign Countries has started working at the Samarkand State University. Scientists from Uzbekistan told the participants of the international on-line conference about this.
The initiator of the Center is a Western researcher, Germanist Associate Professor Behzod Turakulov, two years ago, while attending advanced training courses in Moscow, he discussed the issue of renewing lost ties in science, education and the idea of creating a Center for the Study of the History of Foreign Countries with the leadership Faculty of History of Moscow State University and the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“My proposal was accepted with pleasure. The interlocutors, and these were real luminaries of science, spoke with regret about the loss of scientific ties with the countries of the post-Soviet space. It turns out that not only in our country there is such a situation with the study of the history of Western countries. We discussed various forms of cooperation. Dean of the Faculty of History, Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov, Professor Lev Belousov and Director of the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Mikhail Lipkin, proposed to create a Center for the Study of the History of Foreign Countries, which will allow conducting multifaceted activities, "Bekzot Turakulov said.
SamSU Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Mukhtor Nosirov told the participants of the international conference about the history of the university, its present day, cooperation with foreign universities.
Samarkand State University is known not only for its scientists-historians who studied the past of Uzbekistan and Central Asia, but also researchers of the history of Western Europe. At the Department of General History of the University, where, by the way, the author of these lines worked for more than 20 years, scientists who defended their dissertations on the history of Bulgaria, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Poland worked. The researchers carried out their scientific work under the guidance of famous scientists from large research institutes and universities in Moscow, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Kiev.
Alas, time takes its toll. Now only Behzod Turakulov continues to work at SamSU, the only specialist in this field, who told his colleagues about the goals and objectives of the Center for the Study of the History of Foreign Countries. He expressed gratitude to foreign scientists who accepted the invitation to take part in the conference.
The idea of creating the Center was supported: Professor Mikhail Lipkin, President of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Academician Efim Pivovar, Professor of the History Department of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosova Galina Naumova, Academician Bert Fragner (Vienna, Austria), Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Göttingen Professor Eva Ortmann (Germany), Chief Researcher at the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alla Namazova, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Nargis Nurulla-Khodjaeva, Researcher of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan Munira Shahidi, as well as professor at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy Rakhmon Farmonov.
Foreign scientists have assured their Uzbek colleagues that they will support the initiators of the Center and will take part in lecturing, holding joint scientific conferences for students, undergraduates and faculty of SamSU. They will also help to organize the training of specialists in regional studies, publish research results in scientific collections, as well as, in cooperation with well-known universities, conduct practical training for students.