On 26 January 2023, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Dr. Elena Savchenko, Rector of the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK), and Dr. Indira Satarkulova, Acting Director of the Academy. During the ceremony, hosted by IUK, representatives of the two Parties had an opportunity to discuss the areas for collaboration and identify the steps for further implementation. Special attention was paid to collaboration within the undergraduate and graduate programmes, including the academic mobility, hosting the programmatic activities and events by both Parties, support in further development of PhD programmes, cooperation between the Libraries and etc.
Following the Signing Ceremony, the OSCE Academy representatives was offered an opportunity to take a tour around several campuses of IUK that are fully renovated, equipped with up-to-date facilities, meeting the needs of students. The visit was concluded by the meeting with the Vice-Rector of the Eastern Campus Dr. Kamelia Osmonbaeva and discussion on the planned partnership.