UZDOC 2.0 coordinator meets the Minister of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan

The Minister of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov, welcomed UNICA representatives in Tashkent on the afternoon of July 2nd. The meeting centered around the policy areas of this new Ministry (it was created in 2017) and the importance of Doctoral Education for the development of those areas.

The Minister addressed the importance of Science and Education to foster Human Capital Development in the country, which is one of the main priorities of the Ministry. Having this in mind, the Minister showed to be supportive to UZDOC 2.0 project and willing to collaborate in the future.

UNICA Secretary General Kris Dejonckheere, and UZDOC 2.0 external evaluator Professor Melita Kovacevic (University of Zagreb) also presented the Minister with a set of recommendations to enhance Doctoral Education based on the outcomes of both UZDOC 2.0 and its predecessor UZDOC.