Higher educational institutions: aiming at high quality

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June 13, 2016

Higher educational institutions: aiming at high quality


Enrollment quotas have not changed: the higher educational institutions will accept 57,907 students for qualifying as Bachelors and 5,000 as Masters similar to last year’s quotas. At the same time the Resolution of the President of Uzbekistan on the enrollment in higher educational institutions in 2016/2017 has given an impetus to yet another stage in the development of the system for training personnel with higher education.

According to results of assessment changes have been introduced into the list of higher education directions and occupations envisaging 18 new directions in training specialists with Bachelors’ degrees, which will enable to fully secure industries’ and economy sectors’ actual needs in personnel with higher education. Their emergence is associated with the renovation of the branches of economy and all spheres of life.

“The enrollment quotas for the 2016/2017 academic year have been formed on the basis of “the need in graduates of higher educational institutions in concrete directions and occupations calculated for the future in chosen professions,” underlined Chief of Directorate of the Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary education Inomjon Majidov. “Calculations of enrollment parameter balance for higher educational institutions and employers’ demand on their graduates have been elaborated with consideration of the analysis of territorial placement of new concrete enterprises, implementation of action programs on structural transformations in the economy, investment projects on modernization and diversification of production and development of road and transport and engineering-communication infrastructure.”

The optimization of the system of training personnel this year affected four leading higher educational institutions of the country: the Tashkent State University of the Uzbek language and Literature was set up. The Resolution on the enrollment specified the destiny of yet another higher educational institution. Enrollment in the Urgench Branch of the Tashkent Medical Academy has been ceased. From now on, the medical personnel for this region will be trained at the larger medical establishments of the country and their branches with more perfect material-technical base and strong faculties.

At the same time the academic process at all the higher educational institutions are awaiting radical transformations. Training plans and curricula will be re-made by the beginning of the next academic year with consideration of the best foreign practices. This work will be done within the framework of close partnership with the leading universities and higher educational institutions of advanced foreign countries of the world.

“It is expected to fully abandon the outdated, outlived approached and methodologies of teaching certain disciplines. New academic plans and curricula based on modern achievements of science and advanced pedagogical technologies are being actively introduced into the system of Bachelors’ and Masters’ education,” says Inomjon Majidov. “This work is planned to be carried out with the involvement of leading foreign scholars and teachers. Moreover, special attention will be attached to fundamental and technical specialities.”

Particular attention will be paid to their mastering foreign languages and application of modern pedagogical, multimedia and information-communication technologies in the training process. Technologies of material stimulation will be widely used for all teachers to the purpose of ensuring their professional growth.

As of July 1, retraining and raising the qualification level of all management, administrative and faculty staff will be organized at 15 qualification improvement centers set up under the higher educational institutions of the country.