President of EUA
Rector of the Moscow State Lomonosov University
Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences
Victor A. Sadovnichiy
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The Euroasian Universities Association (EUA) was established at the Founding Congress in 1989 as the Association of Universities of the USSR on the initiative of Moscow State University, supported by 20 major universities of the Soviet Union. In 1992, the Association was reorganized into the EUA.
Today the EUA is the reputable international organization of universities which includes the national universities of the whole Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), leading regional universities and higher educational institutions of the Eurasian region.
Currently, the EUA unites 142 universities of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
The Association Congress is the EUA’s highest governance body. In total, 14 Association Congresses took place since EUA’s inception. They were held in Moscow, Kiev, Baku, Ashkhabad, Kazan, Minsk, Saint Petersburg and Astana.
• 1989– I Constituent congress, Moscow
• 1990– II congress, Kiev
• 1991– III congress, Baku
• 1992– IV congress, Moscow
• 1993– V congress, Ashgabat
• 1995– VI congress, Kazan
• 1997– VII congress, Moscow
• 1999– VIII congress, Minsk
• 2002– IX congress, Kiev
• 2007– X congress, Moscow
• 2009– XI congress, Astana
• 2011– XII congress, Moscow
• 2015– XIII congress, Saint Petersburg
• 2019– XIV congress, Moscow
The EUA’s Congresses considered the problems of development of national education, issues of preserving common educational environment and ensuring equivalence of universities’ diplomas, development of cooperation among the universities, members of the EUA in the field of education and academic research, and basic learning methods of improvement in higher school education.
The Council and Executive Committee perform EUA management in between of congresses.
Cooperation with youth and universities labour associations is one of the EUA key areas of activity. The EUA founded the Student’s association of the CIS universities and the Eurasian association of the universities’ trade-union organizations. Both of them regularly hold their congresses and activities which are aimed at strengthening of their ties. There are centres established for certain lines of cooperation among the CIS universities within the Association.
The EUA is accredited at the inter-parliamentary assembly of the CIS countries and the Council on Collaboration in Education of the CIS countries. The EUA interacts with other universities’ international organizations. Association conducts its activity through numerous conferences, forums, inter-university cooperation.
The Euroasian Universities Association carries out its activities through numerous conferences, forums, inter-university relations and contacts.
The EUA is the founder and organizer of international research and practice conferences “Universities and society”, which have earned a great reputation among university community and gained wide international recognition. More than thousand of professors and lecturers of universities across the CIS and from other countries, and representatives of international organizations participated in the conferences. The high level and the authority of the conferences are acknowledged by the greetings sent by the leaders of the CIS countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
The EUA took the lead in deepening of the humanitarian collaboration among the CIS countries. Victor Antonovich Sadovnichy, the EUA’s President and academician of the Russian Academy of Science, is the co-chairman of the “Forum of creative and scientific intellectuals of the CIS states”.
Multi-author monographs and works were published further to the discussions and studies of the EUA universities, as the results of the EUA’s discussions and research.
Since 2009, the EUA has started publishing the monograph series “Eurasian universities of the XXI century”. Presentation of the first monograph “Education. Eurasian region” took place during the XI EUA congress in Astana, Kazakhstan. It was dedicated to the main area of the EUA’s activity and the EUA’s 20th anniversary. The second monograph “Scientific studies and schools. Eurasian region” was presented at the the opening of the III international conference “Universities and society”. The third monograph called “Environmental problems. Eurasian region” was prepared for the XIII EUA Congress. The fourth monograph “Universities in the Eurasian educational space” is devoted to the activities of universities in the Eurasian educational space in modern conditions. The last yet, fifth EUA’s multi-author monograph “Three missions of the University: education, science, society” was presented at the EUA’s 30th anniversary.
The EUA is a unique public organization in the Eurasian region. All the years of its functioning, it carries out activities aimed at the practical implementation of the ideas of eurasianism in the field of education and science, the preservation and development of a single educational space and humanitarian cooperation, the development of world experience in reforming higher education in the specific conditions of the formation of new States in the post-Soviet space. Exchange of experience, creative discussions of universities on the principles of respect for each other's experience have become an important factor in the progress of education and science in the Eurasian space and in the world.
Membership in the EUA is based on an application on behalf of the rector of a particular University, which is considered by the Council of the Association in accordance with the admission criteria, and then finally adopted by the Congress of the Association. It is also necessary to provide supporting documents about the higher education institution.