International Projects

                                                                                                                     

Change Academy project (Higher Education Employability) - 87-03-4626

Project duration: 2019-2022

International project by  Advance HE,  British Council and Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Partners from the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers and  9  Higher Educational  Institutions of Uzbekistan

Coordinator from TIIAME: Dr.Mirzaev B.S.

Members: Khodjaev D., Kattakulov F., Begov F., Nullaev U., Mamatkulov Z., Eshchanova G., Reymov M.

The Change Academy is a project of intensive capacity building for Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) moving towards financial, academic and organisational autonomy focusing on Quality Assurance, Graduate Outcomes and Leadership & Governance. It’s for teams of up to 8 people from all levels of seniority and both professional and academic services. The Change Academy programme combines intensives 2.5 day-workshops (LEAPs) with work-based Change projects, webinars and other remote support and national showcasing events; professional networks and a virtual learning environment. You work with experts from the UK Higher Education support agency Advance-HE, from our extensive networks of colleagues in UK HEIs and from business and academia in Uzbekistan.
                                            

The principle behind the Change Academy is that systemic, sustainable, robust change happens through committed networks of people connected by a singular purpose and goals but working semi-autonomously within their individual expertise areas with their teams. Institutional change is driven from the middle out and in all directions. It is holistic and wholehearted. Change must be part of an overarching strategy; must be operational meaning evolving systems, structures and processes that enable and support the new position and people changing behaviours, attitudes and practices.

Why a Change Academy? The aims of the project

The Aim of the Change Academy is to enable a (select) group of state HEIs to move with confidence and relevant (leadership, governance, management) capabilities toward organisational, financial and academic sustainability:

  • to facilitate integrated working of business and higher education institutes in order to achieve improved graduate provision, choice and outcomes for employability and entrepreneurship
  • to facilitate shared learning and growth between state, private and international institutions in order to improve leadership, governance and organisational development

It is important to mention that from 11 to 13 December, 2019 at  International Business Centre,  British Council there was organized an international workshop within the Change Academy project (Higher Education Employability). The workshop started with the introductory words by the deputy minister  U.Begimkulov and director of British Council Rachael Ireland. In their  speech they  gave brief information about project aims and congratulated project winners.  10 Institutions were chosen for this international project including TIIAME.

                                                  

According to the agenda during the workshop there were  presentations about the Increasing Quality of Education at HEIs, Challenges in Employability, developing Employability skills of Graduators, Effective  teaching, Quality Control, 21st century skills, Flipped classroom, SWOT and PESTLE works on posters and experience from projects of British Council in Higher Education Institutions were also analyzed. During the question-answer period there were discussed the actual issues such as  the Importance of training  specialists that meet the requirements of labor market, Modernization of  teaching and implementation of Advanced technologies in education. In this project 8 members from TIIAME actively participated. The workshop  was productive and impressive, as a number of solutions were offered to challenges  in Higher Education Emploability. The gained experience and shared ideas from the project served for  identifying the next steps of the project.    

More information about the project: www.britishcouncil..uz/en/programmes/education/higher-education-employability. http://youtu.be/rfmMeWMzgWM  English as a Medium Instruction.

                                                                                                                    

EMI - English as a Medium Instruction -  (Teaching Special Subjects in English) 87-03-3816

                                                         International project of British Council and Norwich Institute for Language Education (United   Kingdom)

 Partner countries:

 Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey

 Project term: 2019-2022

 Partners from the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized  Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, 17 Non philological Higher Education Institutions of Uzbekistan

Coordinator from TIIAME : Dr.. Mirzaev B.S.,

Members: Eshchanova G., Boyirov R., Choriev J.

It is known to everyone that British Council for many years, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and several higher education institutions has been implementing  EMI - English as a Medium Instruction project. The main objectives of the project is to improve teaching materials based on international experience  such as  curriculum development, as well as  trainings, webinars and workshops UK experts. Project participants have joined the forum at https://mycourses.nile.elt.com/ NILE at Norwich Language Learning Institute platform.

                                                      

It should be noted that on October 14-15, 2019 at the International Business Center, British Council organized an international workshop within the project EMI - English as a Medium Instruction  (Teaching Special Subjects in English). The workhop  was opened by welcoming remarks by the Deputy Minister of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan U. Begimkulov and Director of the British Council Rachael  Ireland. In their speech they briefly informed about the project goals and congratulated the winners. 18 HEIs were selected as winners  for this international project, including TIIAME.

It is worth noting that the implementation of the joint project on improving the system of specialized English language teaching in non-philological universities is one of the key issues. Within the project British Council  is planning to present resources from United Kingdom that meet the requirements of content teachers (teachers of different disciplines).

                                                             

As part of a project aimed at targeting specific disciplines  in English, the library of the Institute is about to update  foreign literature on teaching specialties with the support of different projects. This project is designed to implement a rich experience of experts at  Norwich Institute for Language Education  to assist teachers of English for  Specific Purposes which can lead them to progress in their professional development  and to strengthen the relations in abroad.

More information about the project: // http://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/10/18/higher-ed/         https://mycourses.nile.elt.com/ www.britishcouncil.org.uz

 

                                                                                                                     

           

EnSPIRE-U English for Specific Purposes Integrated Reforms in Uzbekistan- 87-04-1622

                                                                                                   The international project of  British Council 

 

Project duration: 2015-2019.

Partners from the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Republican Scientific-Practical Innovation Center under  Uzbek State World Languages ​​University, 33 Non-philological Higher Education Institutions of Uzbekistan

Members of the project : Begov F.R.,  Eshchanova G.

 

It is  known that British Council, in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan,  Uzbek State University of World Languages ​​and other higher educational institutions  has been implementing the EnSPIRE-U project for English language teaching. The main objectives of the project is to improve curricula and teaching materials, to organize seminar-trainings and workshops  with the participation of experts from the UK.

                                                           

It is worth noting that the implementation of the joint project on improving the system of specialized English language teaching in non-philological universities is one of the key issues. In this international project, the Head of the English Department Begov F. and  Senior teacher Eshchanova G. designed and submitted the MHSSE syllabus on Machinebuilding and Management. As part of the project, to the library of TIIAME there were presented  modern and foreign resources  by  British Council.  

                                                              

More information about the project://  english.edu.uz/ESP course  www.britishcouncil.org.uz

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                           Poplars in Agroforestry in Central Asia – from Planting Material to Utilization

                                                                International Project by ICRAF (World Agroforestry Center) funded by BMZ through a GIZ/BEAF

Partner countries: Germany, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Project term: 2019-2021

Partners from the Republic of Uzbekistan: Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Tashkent Forestry Institute  

Coordinator from TIIAME : Dr.. Mirzaev B.S.,

Members: Nulloev U., Eshchanova G.  

It is known that poplars are a major tree species in agroforestry systems across Central Asia, notably in tree wind breaks. As all countries in Central Asia are forest poor countries and import a large share of their domestic wood demand, fast growing trees, poplars, but also Paulownia, increasingly gain attention, be it in agroforestry systems or for plantations. In the recent past many new poplar clones have been developed, which might be beneficial for the region Central Asia. Therefore, in 2017 World Agroforestry, with its Central Asia Office, started to explore a number of clones with regard to their growth performance. Now, these activities were funded by BMZ through a GIZ/BEAF l grant in 2019 and 2020. 

                                                  

Furthermore, within the Poplars in Agroforestry in Central Asia – from Planting Material to Utilization ( German, Uzbek, Kazakh,  Kyrgyz, Tajik) project,  it is planned to bring a number of trees from current plots into the agricultural landscape to test their performance under conditions of a tree wind break. Plans for this activity were drafted during this workshop, too. Finally, potential products from poplars were earmarked and poplars as agroforestry tree were introduced.

                                                       

It should be noted that on October 7-9, 2019 at the “City” hotel, 34/1 Baytik Baatir str., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan there was organized an international workshop within the current project. The aim of this workshop was to bring partners together and firstly present results of growth rates, yield potential, and other relevant experiences from the different experimental plots so that all participants could get a comprehensive picture of clone performance across plots. As a representative of TIIAME G.Eshchanova made a presentation at this workshop as well. Building on this, groups of promising clones were tentatively earmarked, and plot management plans for 2020, and beyond, were elaborated.

More information about the project: //http://www.worldagroforestry.org/country

                                                                                                                                                       

                 

                                                 UzTESPING  project  (Uzbekistan Teachers of English for Specific Purposes Integrated Networking Group )- 87-04-2472

Project duration: 2018-present

                               International project by  Republican Scientific-Practical Innovation Center under  Uzbek State World Languages ​​University and British Council

Partners from the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers,  29 Non-philological Higher Education Institutions of Uzbekistan

Coordinator from TIIAME: Dr.Mirzaev B.S.,

 

Members: Begov F.R.,  Nullaev U., Eshchanova G.

 

 It is  known that British Council, in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan,  Uzbek State University of World Languages ​​and other higher educational institutions  has been implementing the UzTESPING project for ESP  teaching. The project  was established to assist ESP teachers in their professional development and provide opportunities for networking both across Uzbekistan and overseas countries. UzTESPING project meets the requirements of our national reforms and it includes three strands Materials Design, Research on ESP and Meeting ESP Teachers’ Needs.    

                                                                  

As the  project  aims to organize trainings, meetings, webinars for ESP teachers needs, it provides opportunities for networking both across Uzbekistan and overseas countries. It is important to mention that on November 20, 2019 at  Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers(TIIAME) there was organized an international workshop within the UzTESPING project (Uzbekistan Teachers of English for Specific Purposes Integrated Networking Group ).The workshop started with the introductory words in English language by the  vice-rector on academic affairs Mirzaev Bakhadir. In his speech  he gave brief information about faculties, ESP specialties, achievements and international  projects in TIIAME.

Vice-rector mentioned about  that UzTESPING project was organized by Republican Scientific Practical  Innovation Centre (UzSPIC) under Uzbek State World Languages University and British Council. He introduced the guests and participants of the project. Dr. Iriskulov Abbos Head of department, Uzbekistan Scientific Practical  Innovation Centre (UzSPIC) under Uzbek State World Languages University, Svetlana Khan Project manager and teacher trainer of UzSPIC, Saida Ergasheva  Education and English projects coordinator at British Council, Mandana Arfa senior lecturer of Westminster International University in Tashkent and participants from nearly 30 ESP Institutions participated in that workshop.

                                                      

According to the agenda the presentations were about the Effective ESP teaching, 21st century skills, Projects of British Council in Higher Education Institutions, Flipped classroom, Blended learning, Challenges and Solutions in teaching ESP, Best practices in ICT and  Opportunities for ESP teachers. During the question-answer period there were discussed the actual issues such as  the Importance of training specialists that meet the requirements of labor market, Modernization of ESP teaching and implementation of Advanced technologies in education. Successful presenters were awarded with certificates at the final stage of the workshop.The workshop at TIIAME was productive and impressive, as a number of solutions were offered to challenges  in ESP teaching. The gained experience and shared ideas  from the project served for  identifying the next steps of the project.         

More information about the project //www.uscpic.uz.