ICHEI Visited Mongolia and Signed MOU with Mongolian University of Science and TechnologyJune 27, 2019
On June 19-20, International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI) paid a visit to Mongolia. Professor Han Wei, Executive Deputy Director and Ms. Fan Li, Chief of the Asia-Pacific Programme Office met with officials and professors at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS) and Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), to confirm Mongolia as project country and MUST as the new partnership university in the Asia-Pacific.
The delegation of UNESCO-ICHEI is well-received by Professor Badarch Dendev, Advisor to the Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament and Head of Governing Board of MUST, Professor Amarjargalan, Director of Higher Education Policy Department of MECSS, and Professor Baatar Ochirbat, Director of Open Education Center of MUST, and carried out fruitful cooperation during meetings.
Professor Amarjargalan pointed out that Mongolia is meeting challenges regarding employment of graduates. She believes that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mongolia will be beneficial from the Industry certified curriculum system which will be introduced by UNESCO-ICHEI. Professor Badarch Dendev pointed out that MUST just launched the Open Education Center in 2019, to responsible for helping Mongolia seize the digital opportunities and quality improvement of higher education, which is very much in line with what UNESCO-ICHEI is doing. He believes that both sides will have great potential in terms of future cooperation. Professor Baatar Ochirbat also expressed his willingness to support the cooperation between two institutions.
Guided and recommended by UNESCO Asia-Pacific Education Bureau (UNESCO Bangkok) and the Higher Education Policy Department of MECSS, MUST has formally become our partner university of UNESCO-ICHEI to join the ‘Digital Education Link Network’, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further facilitate future cooperation. Since then, UNESCO-ICHEI and MUST will collaboratively work together to implement Smart Classroom Project in Mongolia, and jointly develop the International Institute of Online Education Project in Mongolia.
Afterwards, the delegation is invited to visit the campus of MUST and laboratories; Professor Danaa Ganbat, Director of the Open Education Center of MUST, gave a detailed introduction to the current explorations of the university in digital education and blended learning.
Finally, UNESCO-ICHEI visited Mongolia’s newly established CCN Center and discussed with Dr. Uyanga, Head of the Center, regarding International students recruitment for Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).