Uzbekistan intends to increase coverage of population with higher education

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Uzbekistan intends to increase the population’s enrollment in higher education to ensure the growth of the level of competitive personnel.

This proposal was included in the draft of the Strategy of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2021.

To achieve this goal, it is proposed to increase the number of universities, including branches of foreign and domestic universities, as well as the creation of non-state universities.

It is also proposed to grant the right to universities to independently determine quotas for the admission of students, based on, among other things, the capacity of universities and the needs of the real economy in the cadres.

The document also proposes to allow entrants to have the opportunity to apply to several universities.

Uzbekistan plans to expand access to higher education through development of distance learning.

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