|Project Title||Modernizing Higher Education Project|
|Overall Project Value(USD)||More than 4 000 000|
|Project Start – Project End||April 27, 2016–February 28, 2023|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||World Bank|
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|Beneficiary||Ministry of Finance on behalf of Ministry of Higher and Specialised Secondary Education|
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
In order to achieve its growth ambitions in a sustainable manner, Uzbekistan needs to transform its current commodity-dependent economy into a competitive industrialized one. This transformation can be achieved by seeking comparative advantage in high value-added activities and industries. It will require the development of a highly skilled workforce that can use its entrepreneurial talent to improve the competitiveness of the economy and catalyze its modernization.
The objectives of the Modernizing Higher Education Project for Uzbekistan are to strengthen the Recipient’s higher education system managerial capacity, and to improve both the labor market relevance and the learning environment of selected higher education institutions.
|Education Sector||HE, VET (IVET & CVET)|
|Components of the Education Process||Career planning, Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers|
|Occupational Field||Not applicable|
|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., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies|
Component 1: Strengthening Higher Education Management
The project will support enhancement of the managerial capacity of the higher education system in Uzbekistan by (a) strengthening the capacity of the MHSSE to manage the sector, (b) supporting the STC to develop and implement the system of external quality assurance, and (c) supporting the HEIs to strengthen their systems of internal quality assurance.
Component 2: Improving the Learning Environment in HEIs
The project will support the government in improving laboratories and research systems, to help better prepare higher education graduates to contribute to scientific progress in an effort to increase economic growth and the establishment of a national e-library (electronic library) in Uzbekistan to improve the learning and research environment at Uzbekistan’s HEIs.
Component 3: Improving the Relevance of Higher Education
The project will support the establishment of a competitive Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) in the MHSSE. The AIF will aim to improve the relevance of higher education to the labor market by selecting and financing the innovative projects to strengthen the institutional and material basis for improving university-industry links, teaching and learning practices and environment within HEIs, including through the purchase of necessary teaching, learning and research material.
Component 4: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
The component will support incremental operating costs for the project, including a core team of consultants to coordinate the project, ensure fiduciary compliance, and monitor it. The project would also finance technical experts to support implementation, as needed, and studies and evaluations.
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