June 26, 2013
Matriculant 2013
Uzbekistan boosts training technical specialists in provincial universities

On July 20, admissions commissions are due to commence at higher education institutions of the country. Uzbekistan Today correspondents have explored how the higher education system has responded this year to the changing needs of the economy sectors in specialists.

This year, the quota for admission to higher education institutions compared to the previous year has remained intact. In total, higher education institutions are expected to admit 56,607 people to full-time undergraduate courses. At the same time, there is a big change in the context of higher education institutions.

“Major changes are associated with the increase of places for training personnel on technical directions of education. A substantial increase of these quotas occurred in the regional technical universities that is necessary to provide the training of specialists next to the future employers,” said the board secretary of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, Marat Zakirov. “Thus, the Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute in comparison with the previous year increased the number of places from 750 to 1,030, which is associated with the creation and development of new productions in the special industrial zone “Jizzakh.” In the Andijon Engineering Institute the quota increased from 695 to 825 places, in the Qarshi Engineering Economic Institute from 1,450 to 1,685, in the Namangan Engineering Pedagogical Institute from 900 to 1,055, and in the Namangan Engineering Technological Institute with 520 to 630 people.”

Many changes have been occurred in the Bukhoro Engineering Technological Institute, now it is the name of the former Engineering-Technical Institute of High Technologies. This year, the Institute will admit only 1,160 people in such directions of education as ‘electrical engineering, electro-mechanics and electrical technologies (by sectors)’, ‘chemical engineering (by types of production)’, ‘technology of oil, gas and chemical industry’ , ‘technology and equipment (by sectors’, ‘technologies and light industry equipment’, \"information-communication process control systems’, ‘management’, ‘vocational education (by directions).’

“Almost completely updated is the list of education tracks at the Tashkent University of Information Technologies and its affiliates. This is the result of extensive work done in the Institute in order to optimize the training of personnel with the needs of the economy sectors,” continues to introduce with innovations Marat Zakirov. “This year, the university opens the admission of matriculants to such directions of education as ‘computer engineering’, ‘IT-service’, ‘information security’, ‘multimedia technologies’, ‘software engineering’, ‘telecommunication technologies ( telecommunications, television and radio broadcasting, mobile systems)’, ‘television technologies (audiovisual technologies, systems and applications of television studios)’, ‘economics and management in the field of information-communication technologies’, ‘vocational education in the field of information-communication technologies’, ‘technologies of mail service’, and ‘informatization and library science.’ And all five affiliates of the University enroll the freshmen who will be trained on the following directions: ‘computer engineering’, ‘IT-service’, ‘communications technologies (telecommunication)’, and ‘vocational education in the field of information-communication technologies.”

“In total, this year it has been examined about a hundred proposals for the opening or closing of admission on one or the other direction at a particular education institution, updating the names and content of directions of education,” underscored the representative of the Ministry.

“Thus, the National University of Uzbekistan and the Tashkent State Economic University will begin training in the field of ‘human resources management.’ And in the Andijon, Bukhoro, Guliston, Qarshi, Termiz and Farghona State Universities have been allocated special places for the training of future physical education teachers and coaches for women’s sports.”

“All changes are the reaction of the education system to the changing needs of the labor market in personnel,” concluded Marat Zakirov.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)


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