In honor of this significant date for the consortium, the first scientific and practical conference CASCADE was held on December 10-11, 2020.

Opening remarks were made by the Chairman of CASCADE, Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Confederation of University associations for agricultural Sciences, Chairman of the Republican Council of Uzbekistan for higher education, rector of TIIAME Uktam Umurzakov, who spoke about the activities and development of the consortium and the contribution of its members.

The conference was attended by representatives of such international organizations as the Global Confederation of Higher Education Institutions in Agricultural and Natural Sciences – GCHERA, the European Association for Natural and Agricultural Sciences (IKA), the Silk Road Alliance for Agricultural Education and Scientific Innovation, etc. Representatives of ministries and agencies of the CASCADE member countries also delivered welcoming speeches. The participation of representatives of such institutions in the First Scientific and Practical Conference of the Consortium once again underlines the importance of our cooperation and joint activities on a global scale.

As part of the conference, a competition among CASCADE member universities was held and the winners in the following categories were determined: “The best scientist – 2020 for a significant contribution to the science of the region”, “Best scientist – 2020 by international criteria”, “Best teacher – 2020”, “Best bachelor student in 2020”, “Best master student – 2020”, “Best doctoral student – 2020”, “Best University – 2020”. The chairmen of the nomination commissions solemnly presented the names of the winners to the participants and guests of the conference.

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