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We are proud to announce that the project proposal UZDOC 2.0. — Furthering the quality of doctoral education at Higher Education Institutions in Uzbekistan has been selected for EU co-funding in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme Capacity Building in Higher Education call (February 2016).

The project builds on the UZDOC project that has been conducted by UNICA since December 2013. The new project will also be coordinated by the UNICA Secretariat, with the support of 4 European universities (ELTE Budapest, Université libre de Bruxelles, Polytechnic University of Turin and University of Granada), Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, and 9 Uzbek HEIs (Tashkent Financial Institute, Karshi State Institute, Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture, Samarkand Institute of Economics and Service, Karakalpak State University, Namangan State University, Tashkent Chemical-Technological Institute, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Instiute, and Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies.

On June 2 passed official visit of the European partners to Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture. Four delegates held a meeting with the rector of UzSIAC, prof. Bakhtiyor Sayfullaev and examined the institute territory.

The institute was visited:

Secretary General of UNICA, the network of universities in the capitals of Europe — Ms Kris Dejonckheere

Project Manager from UNICA — Ms Marta Brelih Wasowska

Head of Office of Doctoral Studies at University of Zagreb — Mr Slaven Mihaljevic

Vice-Rector for Science of the University of Zagreb — Ms Melita Kovačević

The third Study Visit was held in Granada sity, from 9 to 15 April 2015. This study visit was designed in a way to combine theory with practical hands-on sessions and to ensure interaction and two-way communication between the participants and speakers/trainers.

The meeting discussed topics such as internationalisation, interdisciplinarity and doctoral schools, and it also established the basis for the elaboration of the Centres for doctoral education, a deliverable of the UZDOC project.

The University of Granada was the hosting institution of this study visit, which closed the second phase of the UZDOC project.

From UzSIAC three people participated in this visit (Guzal Khalikulova, Eldar Yuldashev and Nodira Kasimova).

Results of presentation of Project Manager Itxaso Ciordia showed that the UzSIAC took the second place of a streda of all partners of the project. The second place was taken for active distribution of information on the project.

For UzSIAC this meeting with partners was very useful and productive.

The contact person of UZDOC project from UzSIAC Eldar Yuldashev

The working group of the TEMPUS UZDOC project from Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture participated in a meeting with the partners in the project. The meeting took place in the city of Zagreb from October 26 to October 30. At this meeting among constant partners new colleagues from Vienna (Austria) were presented. Active participation of our working group was highly estimated by the project manager Itxaso Ciordia and the secretary of the UNICA organization Kris Dejenckheere. The working group from UzSIAC continues to work on the project fruitfully. In Zagreb the delegation of institute met professor Borna Balatic from Academy of drama art. The new friendly relations of our institute and academy have to be productive.

The working group of the project of UZDOC of our Institute took part in the first a meeting

The first meeting took place in Tashkent is successful. We are sure that the project an UZDOC will bring a good result to our education system. We hope that each sleduyashchy meeting will take place also successfully.

Participants of first study meeting:


Network of Universities form the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)

University of Zagreb (UNIZG) Sapienza University of Rome (UNIROMA1)

University of Granada (UGR)

Comenius University Bratislava (CU)

Athens University of Economics and Business — Research Center (AUEB-RC)

Vrije Universiteit Brussels Tashkent Financial Institute (TFI)

Uzbekistan state Institute of Arts and culture (UzSIAC)

Samarkand Institute of Economics and Service (SamIES)

Karakalpak State University named after Berdakh (QQSU)

Karshi State University (QarSU)


Ambassador Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Uzbekistan

Higher Attestation Commission

National Erasmus+ Office

National Institute of Arts and Design named after Kamoliddin Behzod

Tashkent State University of Economics University of World Economy and Diplomacy

Uzbek State World Languages University

Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

Tashkent Institute of Architecture & Building

Tashkent Automotive Road Institute

Tashkent Chemical-technological Institute

Tashkent State Pedagogical Universiyu

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration

The working group of our institute worked at this meeting for the sake of the future of our doctor’s system. We are proud that we participate in this international project.

First monitoring of the UZDOC project

On May 14 the team of the UZDOC project of the Uzbekistan State institute of arts and culture participated in the first monitoring of the project. The vice rector Khalikulova Guzal, the coordinator of UzSIAC Isakulova Nilyufar and the contact person Yuldashev Eldar discussed all current problems and offered the concept of development for the UZDOC project.