Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has signed an Agreement with the RUDN Peoples Friendship University in Moscow, Russia to make Zambia a Regional cluster centre.
The regional centre will be the nerve centre for academic activities, Technology and innovative educational and Research product to provide highly qualified specialists.
The minister is in Russia at the invitation of the Russian Government and RUDN Peoples Friendship University.
Professor Luo says the timing is well calculated because Government has put a high premium on the promotion of science, technology, skills development and innovation in the country.
She said Zambia is currently looking for partners in medicine, natural sciences, nuclear science, Engineering, innovation and other technologies
And vice Rector of the RUDN Peoples Friendship University, Alexander Yefremov who signed on behalf of the Federal State explained that a coordination Council needs to be created in order for both parties to comply with the legality of the Consortium.
This is contained in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka by Ministry of Higher Education Public Relations Officer, Chiselwa Kawanda.