UZDOC 2.0. Furthering the Quality of Doctoral Education in Uzbekistan

Project Overview

Project Title UZDOC 2.0. Furthering the Quality of Doctoral Education in Uzbekistan
Project Number 573703-Epp-1-2016-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

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

• UNICA (Coordinating Institution)
• Politecnico di Torino – POLITO (Italy)
• University of Granada – UGR (Spain)
• Université libre de Bruxelles – ULB (Belgium)
• Eötvös Loránd University – ELTE (Hungary)
• Tashkent Financial Institute – TFI (Uzbekistan)
• Namangan State University – NamSU (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Chemical-Technological institute – TKTI (Uzbekistan)
• Ministry of Higher and Specialised Secondary Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan – MHSSERUZ (Uzbekistan)
• Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture – UzSIAC (Uzbekistan)
• Karakalpak State university – QQSU (Uzbekistan)
• Karshi State University – KARSU (Uzbekistan)
• amarkand Institute of Economics and Service – SIES (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies (Uzbekistan)
• Tashkent Paediatric Medical Institute – TashPMI (Uzbekistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • UZDOC 2.0. Project Coordinator & Legal Representative: Ms Kris Dejonckheere (Secretary General),, +32 2 514 78 00
  • UZDOC 2.0. Project Officer and Main Contact Point for UZDOC 2.0. Partners: Ms Aurelie Duchateau (Project & Communications Officer),; +32 2 514 79 00
Beneficiary UNICA on behalf of national government

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The system of doctoral education in Uzbekistan is in the intermediate stage of transition from the old to the new system. As of 1 January 2013, the previous two-tier system of doctoral education in Uzbekistan has been replaced by the single-stage system of defending the doctoral thesis and being granted the doctor of science degree.

Although significant steps have been made toward the modernization and alignment with the European system, there are still many challenges to be tackled. Furthering the quality of doctoral education at partner HE Institutions in Uzbekistan being the main goal of UZDOC 2.0., the project will strive to address the present challenges by building on the positive results and already achieved goals of the former UZDOC project.

Project Objectives
  • To improve the capacity of Uzbekistan HEIs for supporting doctoral education, in line with the state-of-the-art EHEA developments in the field.
  • To raise the capacity of Uzbekistan HEIs in implementing national standards for quality assurance in doctoral education.
  • To increase the capacity of academic and non-academic human resources in Uzbekistan HEIs to contribute toward the implementation of the reforms of doctoral education.
  • To improve the collaboration between the academic and business sector and industry in Uzbekistan, reducing the skills gap between doctorate holders and the business sector.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

Enhancing quality of doctoral education at Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan (UZDOC).


Project activities are based on the Uzbek national priorities, national regulations and strategic documents and also on previous experience, established personal contacts with the Uzbek stakeholders, and on the good understanding of the historical and policy background of the system of higher education in Uzbekistan.

The project builds on the results of the prior actions under the Tempus project UZDOC. The new project will rely on the development framework for improving the quality in doctoral education contained in the two key documents created under the UZDOC project:

  1. Guidelines for development of doctoral programme organization in Uzbekistan.
  2. Recommendations for national standards for quality assurance in doctoral education in Uzbekistan.
Project Results
  • Doctoral education in Uzbekistan developed and modernized.

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