Enhancing the Capacity of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy to Support the Foreign Policy of Uzbekistan

Project Overview

Project Title Enhancing the Capacity of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy to Support the Foreign Policy of Uzbekistan
Project Number 00044822
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End May 1, 2005–December 31, 2008
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) 373,134
Implementing Organization / Consortium

UNDP, University of World Economy and Diplomacy

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

54, Buyuk Ipak Yuli street, Tashkent 700077

Tel.: 3600736
Fax: 3600900
Web site: http://www.uwed.uz

Beneficiary University of World Economy and Diplomacy

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

After becoming independent in 1991, Uzbekistan has faced thechallenge of building up its national institutions capable of formulating and implementing the policies in the areas formerly heavily controlled by the central authorities in Moscow. Foreign policy has been perhaps one of the most illustrative examples of such areas – Uzbek policy practically did not exist and local participation in foreign policy of USSR had been limited to the logistical support, symbolic cultural relationship as well as processing of international travel documents. The University of World Economy and Diplomacy is a public educational institution, which provides education and research that serves the interests of foreign policy of Uzbekistan and contributes to the development of the society and individuals. This project is an integral part of the foreign policymaking support initiative pursued by UNDP.

Project Objectives

To assist in the further growth of the University as one of the leading national research and educational institutions that facilitates effective implementation of the foreign policy.

Specifically, the project will focus on:

  • improvement of the quality of training of the students, faculty and staff;
  • development of the improved curriculum; and
  • enhancement of the foreign policy research capabilities.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Political Sciences, Public Administration , Public Affairs
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

N/A

Activities

Activity 1: Modernization of the existing ICT base and introduction of ICT based education and management tools at the UWED.

Sub-activities will include:

  • Procurement of PCs, servers, notebooks and peripheries
  • Establishing/improving the Local Area Network
  • Upgrading the software
  • Establishing the University Intranet and its policies

Activity 2: Training of trainers in key substantive areas

Sub-activities will include:

  • Study tours for the UWED staff
  • Participation in international conferences, meetings and workshops of UN and other international organizations
  • Training workshops on key international issues

Activity 3: Improvement of the curriculum and introduction of new teaching methodologies

Sub-activities will include:

  • Revision and development of the content of currently taught courses at UWED in terms of exposing student to latest approaches and views on the fundamental concepts as well as critical modern issues
  • Identification, development and introduction of new courses as required for bringing the curriculum of the UWED in line with those of leading international institutions providing the education for the subsequent career in foreign service
  • Development and introduction of new teaching methodologies for the existing and new courses

Activity 4: Enhancing the research capacity of the UWED for turning it into the resource center and a platform for the foreign policy related debates with academia, civil society and government

Sub-activities will include:

  • Commissioning the research reports by Center for Political Studies and UWED faculties
  • Further development of the research base of the UWED through the establishment of the specialized research centers (including European and American studies, issues of the Islam world, Foreign Trade Institute, etc.) or through the support to the respective research groups under the existing faculties and centers of UWED
  • Support to the publishing of “International Relations” magazine
Project Results

Faculty trained for effective teaching techniques in key substantive areas;

  • Improved curriculum through introduction of new teaching methodologies;
  • Increased research capabilities;
  • University transformed into a resource centre to offer a platform for the foreign policy related debates with academia, civic society and government;
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) system and ICT-based education and management tools to be enhanced.

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