Mis­sion: Ed­u­ca­tion

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - VISIT -

An­other work­ing visit that has served as back­bone for the de­vel­op­ment of di­a­logue be­tween Uzbek­istan and for­eign na­tions has been the in­tro­duc­tory trip to our coun­try of the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the United King­dom. They spe­cial­ize in the ed­u­ca­tion sphere, but none­the­less the com­po­si­tion of the del­e­ga­tion was rather di­verse. It in­cluded, along with ed­u­ca­tion ex­perts, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of con­sult­ing agen­cies.

The English have for cen­turies en­ter­tained a pub­lic con­sen­sus on that the ed­u­ca­tion should serve the de­vel­op­ment of in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­ity, its think­ing and com­pre­hen­sion of its des­ig­na­tion in the world. And to­day it has been proved that in or­der to achieve suc­cess in the mod­ern world full of con­tro­ver­sial ideas, con­cepts and views, knowl­edge alone is in­suf­fi­cient. In ad­di­tion to fac­tual in­for­ma­tion, the young peo­ple need such skills as the abil­ity to think cre­atively, to com­pare, not to adopt things as dogma, seek proof and only then take one’s own thoughtout de­ci­sions. And for this to be ac­com­plished, one has to be able to think in­de­pen­dently. task of the mis­sion is to ex­plore ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties in Uzbek­istan and es­tab­lish re­la­tions with lo­cal part­ners and of­fi­cials.

The par­tic­i­pants had an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to con­duct di­rect ne­go­ti­a­tions in the min­istries of in­no­va­tive de­vel­op­ment, higher and sec­ondary spe­cial­ized ed­u­ca­tion, pre-school, pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion, as well as in the Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try of Uzbek­istan.

The main point of the trip was par­tic­i­pa­tion in the joint Bri­tish-Uzbek ed­u­ca­tional fo­rum. It was a large-scale event with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of more than 80 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 21 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 14 Bri­tish ed­u­ca­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions. The fo­rum served as a plat­form for ex­plor­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the UK and Uzbek­istan.

As Her Majesty’s Am­bas­sador Ex­tra­or­di­nary and Plenipo­ten­tiary Chris Al­lan noted, the na­tional in­no­va­tive qual­ity as­sur­ance ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram aimed at nur­tur­ing lead­ers in the field of ed­u­ca­tion, spear­headed by the Bri­tish Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Higher and Sec­ondary Spe­cial­ized Ed­u­ca­tion of Uzbek­istan, brings to­gether a num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties in the UK and Uzbek­istan in­tro­duc­ing new ap­proaches to qual­ity as­sur­ance in higher ed­u­ca­tion. Rec­tors and top man­age­ment of 70 pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties are in­volved in its im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Start­ing from Oc­to­ber 2018, the Big Idea Chal­lenge joint con­test, held by the Bri­tish Coun­cil and the Metropoli­tan Univer­sity of Lon­don, will bring to­gether 3,500 stu­dents and teach­ers from Uzbek and Bri­tish uni­ver­si­ties in a rich ver­ti­cal busi­ness pro­gram, the UK am­bas­sador in­formed.

The fo­rum par­tic­i­pants also dis­cussed the up­com­ing Cre­ative Spark pro­gram in Uzbek­istan, whose pur­pose is to sup­port the con­tri­bu­tion of uni­ver­si­ties to the de­vel­op­ment of the cre­ative econ­omy in Uzbek­istan.

In ad­di­tion, the diplo­mat re­ported about the Chevening schol­ar­ship pro­gram, which is an in­ter­na­tional schol­ar­ship of the Bri­tish Gov­ern­ment, funded by the For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice and part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions. Within its frame­work, schol­ar­ship hold­ers from all over the world are en­ti­tled to free train­ing in grad­u­ate pro­grams at uni­ver­si­ties in the UK.

Bri­tish Coun­cil, the or­ga­nizer of the visit, have told the UT cor­re­spon­dent about what the Bri­tish mis­sion has ar­rived in Tashkent with this time.

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