Opportunities for Cooperation with Uzbek Universities
Being invited by the Rector of Karshi State University, prof. Bakhodir A. Shoimkulov, prof. Zdenka Gadušová and Dr. Katarína Welnitzová visited several universities in Uzbekistan from 27 March to 5 April 2019.
Their first stop was Tashkent State University where they negotiated opportunities for cooperation with the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Shakhnoza Madaeva, PhD. The university is one of the potential partner universities for cooperation in the Erasmus+ KA107 project.
Afterwards they visited the city of Karshi. At Karshi State University they gave lectures to students of bachelor's and master's programmes as well as to the teachers of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Foreign Languages. On 30 March 2019 they had negotiations about mutual cooperation with the Rector of the University prof. Bakhodir A. Shoimkulov. On behalf of the Rector of UKF they invited prof. Shoimkulov to attend the event to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of UKF.
During their stay in Karshi they discussed opportunities for future cooperation with the Head of the International Relations Office, Ms Nasiba Azizova, as well as the Head of the Department of Linguistics, Dr. Maysara D. Daniyeva, and with the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages Mr. Parda Kurbonov. Staff from the Karshi Engineering-Economic Institute showed a considerable interest in cooperation with UKF as well.
The Uzbeki partners envisage opportunities for further cooperation especially via Erasmus+ KA107 mobilities but also via study stays of their students at UKF based on self-financing. Informal discussions with the students also showed their significant interest in such kinds of stays. The Uzbeki partners would gladly be involved also in research projects with UKF staff and they offered appointing UKF staff into the editorial board of their newly established scientific journal. They would also feel honoured if UKF agreed to launch common study programmes with dual diplomas.
Text and photo: Mgr. Katarína Welnitzová, PhD., FF – Department of Translation Studies