Higher Education Structures to Enhance Public Health Learning and Teaching in the Republic of Uzbekistan (UZHEALTH)

Project Overview

Project Title Higher Education Structures to Enhance Public Health Learning and Teaching in the Republic of Uzbekistan (UZHEALTH)
Project Number 544445-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-IT-TEMPUS-SMHES
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2013–April 30, 2017
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

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

• University of Pisa (Italy) – Project Coordinator
• Ghent University (Belgium)
• University of Porto (Portugal)
• The Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia)
• The Ministry of Higher and Secondary-Specialized Education (Uzbekistan)
• Andijan State Medical institute (Uzbekistan)
• Bukhara State University (Uzbekistan)
• Bukhara State Medical Institute named after Avicenna (Uzbekistan)
• Karakalpak State University (Uzbekistan)
• Samarkand Agricultural Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Samarkandskiy Gosudarstvenniy Meditsinskiy Institut (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Medical Academy (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Davlat Agrar Universiteti (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Davlat Agrar Universiteti Nukus Filiali (Uzbekistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary National government

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

UZHELTH was designed to develop the capacity of Uzbek higher education institutions to train public health personnel of various levels of responsibility and autonomy and in the relevant disciplinary sectors in order to enhance the level of human health in the broadest sense.


  • To create a coordinated information structure for the Public Health sector in all its valences, able to put actors and stakeholders into immediate communication.
  • To train health personnel of all levels (technicians, experts, specialists, researchers) to utilize the system effectively.
Project Objectives
  • To develop the capacity of Uzbek higher education institutions.
  • To create a coordinated information structure for the Public Health sector in all its valences.
  • To assist Uzbek HEIs to reorganize, coordinate, extend and modernize the training they offer.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Agriculture and Food Processing, Health Care and Social Welfare, Medicine and Veterinary, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects


  1. Implementing mapping, consultation, restructuring, monitoring and evaluation using Tuning Methodology.
  2. Working closely with the relevant Ministries (Higher Education, Health, Agriculture) to gather insight and promote the necessary legislation or normative changes to make state-of-the-art competence-based Learning Teaching and Assessment in the Public Health sector compatible with Ministerial directive and professional regulations.
  3. Enhancement of single disciplinary areas (Public Health, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Food Safety and Environmental Protection, Pharmacy).
  4. Creation of an overall Sectoral Qualifications Framework (SQF), able to coordinate and give direction and coherence to the separate areas.
  5. Constitution of a sustainable platform for cooperation not only between Uzbekistan and the European partners, but also with related projects and developments in the rest of the world.
  6. Creating a structured relationship between the HEIs in their role as elaborators and transmitters of knowledge (education and research), with private enterprise and public bodies, introducing them as necessary partners in the creation of an efficacious overall public health system.
Project Results
  • Guidelines and Reference Points for Agriculture, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, with a Sectoral Qualifications Framework for Public Health in English and Russian
  • Separate books for each of the four Subject Areas (Agriculture, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Medicine, and Veterinary Sciences) in Russian published.
  • Pioneering Public Health Training through Student Mobility conducted.
  • Materials about the Public Health Module implemented by the UZHELTH Consortium disseminated.

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