BRICS Education Ministers Agree to Deepen Cooperation | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

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Ministers of Education from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) pledged to deepen their cooperation on education, following a meeting in Beijing, China. The Beijing meeting discussed reforming education, promoting equity in education, fostering quality education, and organizing student exchanges. The ‘Beijing Declaration on Education’ reaffirms the commitment of BRICS countries to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (quality education).In the Declaration, Ministers agreed to share their experiences and practices with regard to achieving SDG 4 to foster a more favorable policy environment to achieve SDG 4 as well as to advocate for global education policies that take into account the common concerns and priorities of BRICS member states. Ministers’ reiterated their support for the BRICS Network University, a joint initiative for collaboration among universities in the five BRICS countries. Ministers agreed to cooperate on language education, support the professional development of academics working in higher education, promote teacher exchanges, develop joint projects in Technical and Vocational Education (TVET), expand student scholarship opportunities, and organize youth camps. They welcomed China’s invitation to host a conference that will explore further opportunities for cooperation on education.

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