Enhancing the Capacity of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy to Support the Foreign Policy of Uzbekistan
After becoming independent in 1991, Uzbekistan has faced the major challenge of quickly building up its national institutions capable of formulating and implementing the policies in the areas formerly heavily controlled by the central authorities in Moscow. Foreign policy has been perhaps one of the most illustrative examples of such areas - Uzbek policy practically did not exist and local participation in foreign policy of USSR had been limited to the logistical support, symbolic cultural relationship as well as processing of international travel documents.
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy is a public educational institution, which provides education and research that serves the interests of foreign policy of Uzbekistan and contributes to the development of the society and individuals. This project is an integral part of the foreign policymaking support initiative pursued by UNDP.
To assist in the further growth of the University as one of the leading national research and educational institutions that facilitates effective implementation of the foreign policy.
Specifically, the project will focus on:
improvement of the quality of training of the students, faculty and staff;
development of the improved curriculum; and
enhancement of the foreign policy research capabilities.
Achievements & expected results
Faculty trained for effective teaching techniques in key substantive areas;
Improved curriculum through introduction of new teaching methodologies;
Increased research capabilities;
University transformed into a resource centre to offer a platform for the foreign policy related debates with academia, civic society and government;
Information and communication technology (ICT) system and ICT-based education and management tools to be enhanced.