On 28 June, Jānis Ikstens, RGSL acting rector and Indira Satarkulova, deputy director the OSCE Academy in Bishkek signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two higher education institutions. The main focus of this new partnership is to promote student mobility as part of the ERASMUS + Programme of the European Union. The partnership also envisages the exchange of faculty, joint educational events, research projects and publications.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is designed to promote and enhance the principles and values of the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe. It provides a regional and international public forum for professionals and students in Central Asia in the fields of international relations, comprehensive security, democratisation, the rule of law and human rights.