NEW DELHI: The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for signing of an MoU among BRICS countries on BRICS Network University.

The negotiations were held on this during the 3rd BRICS education ministers meeting and senior officials meeting in November 2015 at Moscow.

“The MoU will help in developing pro-active cooperation among the BRICS nations for the purpose of enhancement of scientific research, higher education, information exchange, analysis and implementation of best practices, joint research programmes, and mobility of students, researchers and educators,” said a cabinet communique after the meeting.

The BRICS Network University is a joint educational project aimed at creating a common educational space, developing academic mobility and providing the BRICS economies with highly professional personnel in energy, economy, informatics, ecology and other areas.