- Project duration: 3 years; project budget: 751 046,00 €
- Project coordinator: Prof. Igor Khmelinskii, UALG, Faro, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Deveopment coordinator: Prof. Serge Chernyshenko, UKOLD, Koblenz; substituted by Prof. Igor Khmelinskii since 2017
- National coordinator in Uzbekistan: Prof. Abbos Khodjaev, CDHSSPE (later at the Ministry of Education), Tashkent; current management: Prof. Abdugapur Karimkhodjaev (NUUz)
- The NURSLING project page in Tashkent
|Place||Dates||Title||The main accomplishments|
|Tashkent||February 22 - February 27, 2016||Kick-off meeting and feasibility study (guest presenter: Coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office of Uzbekistan)||
Training course working days: July 11 - July 22, 2016
Coodination meeting working days: July 18 - July 20, 2016
Coordination meeting and Training on NQF issues.
The participants of the training course should arrive on July 10, 2016 and depart on July 23, 2016. The EU partners who do not participate in the training course should arrive on July 17 and depart on July 21.
|Tashkent||September 6 - September 7, 2016||
Project Coordinator met with the National Coordinator, NEO and the Ministry, discussing the progress and the Monitoring report of July 2016.
|Trento||Working days March 13 - March 18, 2017||
Coordination meeting and training on IT issues.
Arrival: March 12, 2017; departure: March 19, 2017.
|Tashkent||April 24 - April 30, 2017||Meetings of the Project Coordinator to finalize the midterm report: UZ project team memebrs working on NQF guidelines and DB for IT sectoral qualifications, Vice-minister of Education, National Coodinator, Rector of Samarkand university, Vice-rector of NUUz, Vice-rector of TSTU||
|Tashkent/ Samarkand||September 10 - September 16 , 2017||
Coordination meeting and training on NQF and QA issues.
|Patras||April 29 - May 5, 2018||
Coordination meeting and training on Sectorial QF in Informatics and QA.
Arrival: April 29, departure: May 5; Working days in Patras: April 30 - May 4, 2018
|Patras||August 18 -September 2, 2018||
Coordination meeting and training/summer school
Arrival: August 18, Departure: September 2; Working days in Patras: August 19 - September 1, 2018
|Tashkent||March 31 - April 6, 2019||Coordination meeting and Final Conference of the project||
The NURSLING project is a breakthrough initiative to identify common denominators in the academic sectors in Uzbekistan.
The wider objective is to approach the Uzbek higher education to real needs of economic and social development of the country.
The specific objectives are the following:
- establishing of the National Committee on the Qualification Frameworks (QF) in Uzbekistan, together with the national Ministry of Education;
- to improve national General Regulations concerning education standards in particular fields, on the basis of QF ideas, Bologna principles and the EU universities' experience;
- introduction of new national standards on informatics in Uzbekistan and development of a corresponding sectorial QF.
The aim of the project is to implement QF ideas in Uzbekistan. During the project realization, a Concept of General Regulations of education standards will be elaborated. General Regulations for Uzbekistan will be formulated and presented for formal approval to the Ministry of Education. A National Committee on QF will be established. The Committee will accompany the Regional CA Network, which is responsible for experience exchange and standards’ coordination. The objectives addressed are in line with top priority of Uzbek educational development by a passed presidential resolution and address also issues related to a lack of graduates and a mismatch of their qualification with labour market needs, as elaborated in special World Bank report 2014.
Retraining of the Uzbek universities' staff in EU is planned as important in capacity building. Especially important is “training trainers”. Teachers, retrained at EU universities, will prepare special courses, devoted to qualification framework issues, and by this way will spread accepted knowledge within colleagues in Uzbekistan. On the base of the approved National General Regulations, retrained teacher will design national standards for informatics curricula and a sectorial QF with support based on the experience of EU partners.
|1||Coordinator||Universidade do Algarve||Faro||Portugal|
|2||Partner||Universita degli Studi di Trento||Trento||Italy|
|3||Partner||Bath Spa University||Bath||United Kingdom|
|4||Partner||Panepistimio Patron (University of Patras), substituted Koblenz||Patras||Greece|
|5||Partner||World University Service - Osterreichisches Komitee Verein||Graz||Austria|
|6||Partner||Tashkent State Technical University named after Abu Raikhon Beruni||Tashkent||Uzbekistan|
|7||Partner||The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek||Tashkent||Uzbekistan|
|8||Partner||Tashkent University of Information Technologies||Tashkent||Uzbekistan|
|9||Partner||Samarkand State University named after Alisher Navoi||Samarkand||Uzbekistan|
|10||Partner||Center for Development of Higher and Secondary Specialized Professional Education||Tashkent||Uzbekistan|
|12||Partner||Ministry for Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan||Tashkent||Uzbekistan|
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