New Uzbekistan University (NUU), Tashkent
Well-educated young people are the most valuable asset of any country. This is the motto of the Uzbek government, which has set its sights on opening a new educational institution, the “New Uzbekistan University”. The university, which opened in the capital Tashkent in the summer of 2021, is based on the excellent standards and application-oriented focus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in a wide range of areas.
TUM International supports the New Uzbekistan University (NUU) in areas such as the design of management strategies, curriculum development and quality management. But the topic of the innovation ecosystem and the networking of important (industrial) players in the region with the university also play an important role.
NUU also aims to provide students with a modern and innovative learning environment. Thus, in addition to attractive housing options for students and staff, facilities for student activities such as a modern library, co-working spaces and the use of interactive teaching and learning methods are planned. All of this is intended to promote a progressive, technology-oriented educational culture at New Uzbekistan University and throughout the country.
The first school graduates started shortly after the opening in fall 2021 with a basic “Foundation Year”. The “Foundation Year” is equivalent to an orientation year and serves to bring all students to the same level of achievement. Since all courses at New Uzbekistan University are taught in English, language courses and language tests are also on the students’ schedule — organized by Cambridge Assessment International Education. Adapted to the needs of the country, three bachelor’s degree programs will start after the orientation year: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and software engineering. This offering is to be gradually expanded further, especially in the fields of natural and human sciences.
In April 2022, a group of NUU students, professors and lecturers visited TUM International in Munich to learn more about the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship.