This is one of the conclusions of the National Impact Study (NIS) on impact of Erasmus+ projects (2015-2020) on higher education system of the country1.Majority of experts and respondents participated in the study agreed that without the impact of the Tempus and Erasmus+ projects a rapid modernization of higher education in Uzbekistan in 2017-2020would hardly had been achieved. This is in particular true concerning the new and often innovative areas of education, strengthening of internationalization process, as well wide introduction of the credit-modular system.
To discuss key findings of the study and look for the future cooperation opportunities, the webinar was held with the support of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and the Delegation of the European Unionin Uzbekistan.
In a view of forthcoming new Erasmus+ Calls for Proposals the results of the NIS and recommendations developed will be presented and discussed on the 1stDay of the webinar.
The representatives of respective ministries and state committees will get acquainted with the cooperation opportunities and direct involvement in Erasmus+ projects jointly with the higher education institutions(HEIs). The most relevant topics of Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) Erasmus+ projects, which will be presented by HEREs in accordance to on-going reforms in politics and economy, higher education, science and innovations, agriculture and healthcare system,will be discussed on the 2ndday.
The topics have been developed and presented by the National Team of Higher Education Reform Experts in the analytical part of the NIS with the description of the respective reforms for 2017-2020.
A number of conferences, discussions and studies were held in 2020 –the last year of Erasmus+ (2014-2020) with the aim to evaluate the programme impact on higher education at the regional level in Central Asia.
This impact study is focused on the Erasmus+ programme impact in Uzbekistan. The research methodology is based on the methods of sociological analysis of documents and surveying of target audience.The documents used for research included field monitoring reports and self-reports of project teams. In order to strengthen the evidence of the study, surveys were held through online questionnaires, as well as focus groups discussions and structured in-depth interviews with experts.