On the results of a visit to the Tyumen region by the Consul General of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On October 16-17, 2019, the Tyumen Region, the city of Tyumen, was visited by Richard Dwell, Consul General of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Yekaterinburg. The purpose of the visit is to expand foreign economic and humanitarian cooperation with the Tyumen region, to get acquainted with the leadership of the region and the administration of the city of Tyumen.
The Consul General of Great Britain and Northern Ireland met with the Director of the Department of Investment Policy and State Support for Entrepreneurship Leonid Ostroumov and his Deputy Anton Mashukov. During the meetings, issues of interaction in the economy were discussed, including the investment and industrial potential of the region, scientific, educational and cultural projects, as well as preparations for the Export Forum, which will be held on December 3 in Tyumen. Richard Dewell expressed readiness, together with the Russian-British Chamber of Commerce, to consider inviting an expert to the Export Forum.
The Consul General also announced the possibility of a visit to the Tyumen region in 2020 by British businessmen, inviting a music group from the UK to hold charity concerts, and organizing bilateral friendly sporting events.
At the Tyumen State University, the Consul General with great interest familiarized himself with the many educational programs in which students, graduate students and university professors participate and presented the Chevening program, which provides Tyumen English-speaking applicants with the opportunity to study at any UK university of choice with a scholarship from the British side for a period of one academic year.
As a new area of cooperation, Richard Dewell proposed organizing a meeting of the “Science Cafe” on the basis of the university next year, a meeting of scientists from Russia, the Tyumen region and the UK to discuss a timely agreed scientific topic.