The activity of architectural institutes to be improved in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 27 September, a presentation was held under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on measures to improve the system of training in the field of architecture and construction.
In recent years, the scale of creative work has expanded in our country, complex technological solutions are used in construction. But education and science in this area lag far behind progress. Curricula at institutes no longer meet modern requirements. Compared to foreign practice, the number of subjects taught is greater, but the quality of education leaves much to be desired. The level of participation of practitioners in the educational process is insufficient. There are not enough design engineers with modern thinking.
At the videoconference meeting held on 6 July 2022, the head of our state specifically touched on this issue and stressed the need to transform higher education institutions in the field.
During today’s presentation, measures were discussed to reform the educational programs of the architectural institutes of Tashkent and Samarkand, to bring the quality of education to the international level.
The responsible persons spoke about the plans for international accreditation of the educational programs of these institutions, the creation of new faculties, the harmonization of education and practice, and the improvement of scientific activities.
The President approved these proposals and gave additional instructions. First of all, it is necessary to review the number of bachelor’s programs and adapt them to the requirements of modern urban planning and technology. Recommendations are given to strengthen the requirements for the qualifications of teachers and improve the competencies of graduates.
The importance of attracting qualified specialists with foreign experience to the institutes, as well as sending local professors and teachers abroad for scientific internships, was noted. For this, the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering will establish academic cooperation with the Istanbul Technical University, the Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering - with the Yildyz Technical University.
In order to ensure a close relationship between training and practice, it was instructed to assign production enterprises to each department, create a technopark and an incubation center at the institutes. They will be able to create energy-efficient building materials, conduct master classes and practical exercises together with leading companies, and commercialize the results of scientific research.
A decision was made to create a Higher Scientific School, which will train scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel on the basis of advanced engineering knowledge.
The need to improve the activities of academic lyceums at institutes, the introduction of an international curriculum and "A-level" methods was also indicated.