Enhancing Quality of Doctoral Education at Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan (UZDOC)

Project Overview

Project Title Enhancing Quality of Doctoral Education at Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan (UZDOC)
Project Number 544134-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End November 30, 2013–November 30, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

University of Zagreb (Croatia)
• Sapienza University Rome (Italy)
• Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) (three UNICA universities)
• University of Granada (Spain)
• Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
• Tashkent Financial Institute (Uzbekistan)
• State Institute of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
• Samarkand Institute of Economics and Service (Uzbekistan)
• Qaraqalpaq State University named after Berdakh (Uzbekistan)
• Karshi State University (Uzbekistan)
• Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary UNICA on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In 2013, Uzbekistan introduced a comprehensive reform of national doctoral education system following the Resolution on the reform of doctoral education in Uzbekistan issued in December 2012. Corresponding charters were being developed and implemented, coordinated by the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences, Higher Education Institutions and scientific research institutes.
In this new context, the aim of the UZDOC project was to contribute to the process of modernization of doctoral education in Uzbekistan and to improve the ability of Uzbek HEIs to implement a quality doctoral education reform. It also sought to provide concrete recommendations on how to raise the overall standard of doctoral education in Uzbekistan, in line with the principles, good practices and recent developments of the European Higher Education Area.

Project Objectives
  • To understand the legal and regulatory framework of doctoral education in Uzbekistan.
  • To inform Uzbek HEIs on the organisation of doctoral education in the EHEA.
  • To develop the principles of doctoral programmes organisation.
  • To develop the national standards for quality assurance in doctoral education.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

UZDOC 2.0. Furthering the Quality of Doctoral Education in Uzbekistan.

Activities

The project will develop in three main phases:

  • In the first phase the legal and regulatory framework of doctoral education in Uzbekistan will be studied and compared with the ones in the act in the EHEA.
  • In the second phase Uzbek HEIs will be informed on the organisation of doctoral education in the EHEA, this will be done through the organisation of four study visits, one in Uzbekistan and three in Europe, where experts in doctoral education from European HEI will share their experience with Uzbek peers.
  • In the third phase guidelines for the development of doctoral programmes organisation and recommendations for national standards for quality assurance in doctoral education will be developed. These outputs together with the organisation of round tables with relevant stakeholders in Uzbekistan will Improve the ability of Uzbek HEI to implement quality doctoral education reform.
Project Results
  • The quality of doctoral education at HEIs in Uzbekistan, in line with the principles of European Higher Education Area enhanced.

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