MSU Rector Viktor Sadovnichy suggests establishing BRICS association of research-and-education centres

Speaking at the international scientific congress "Globalistics-2015: Diplomacy in unstable world," Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) Rector Viktor Sadovnichy suggested establishing a BRICS association of research-and-education centres.

"We hope that the association will unite universities, research centres, various foundations and organisations engaged in research, education, global stability problems and globalistics in general," he said.

In turn, Head of the MSU Department of Global Studies and General Secretary of the Global Research International Association Ilya Ilyin said that the proposed BRICS association could organise joint master's programmes and student exchange programmes. He added that the association will not have a leader and each BRICS country will establish its secretariat.