Policy Brief #1, 2009 - Higher Education in Uzbekistan: Structure Development and Reform Trends

01 Nov 2009
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Summary

This policy brief is the continuation of a series of policy papers on issues of higher education prepared in line with the UNDP National Human Development Report 2007-2008. Currently, education is becoming an important prerequisite for the introduction of new technologies in all spheres of human activity for increased competitiveness and for an improvement in living standards. This publication provides a rationale for the need to mobilize new sources of funding and considers issues of expanding the autonomy of higher education institutions and competition development. At the same time, measures are suggested to eliminate some legal constraints that restrict the creation of private institutions of higher education; recommendations are provided with the aim of reforming the enrollment mechanism of higher education institutions and expanding the competences of higher education institutions.

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