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Friday, 11 December 2015 03:47

In 2016, the Fund for the Development of Material and Technical Base of Higher Education Institutions is planning to build and strengthen the economic and technical capacities of 52 facilities of 14 universities, allocating 355.6 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 10.12.2015   1$= 2765.20 soums).

These works will become a logical continuation of implementation of the program of modernization of material-technical base of higher educational institutions and radical improvement of the quality of training for 2011-2016. Never before have the efforts taken such massive momentum to strengthen the material and technical base.

Over the past period, 105 facilities in 21 higher education institutions have been put into operation, including 55 learning units to seat 43 thousand students, 33 houses for accommodation of students for 9 thousand beds, 13 sports facilities and other infrastructure objects. Scope of works undertaken is estimated at 504.6 billion soums. This year, the efforts have continued. For these purposes it has been allocated 312.4 billion soums to allow for the operational use of 47 facilities in 15 universities.

Most of the buildings included in the program have not seen major repairs for the last 30-40 years, there are those who have ‘celebrated’ a half-century birthday. These include some academic buildings of Samarkand and Ferghana State Universities. Today, they acquire a ‘new’ face. At the same time, objects of historical value are repaired with the need to preserve their appearance. New academic buildings were erected that meet the current requirements for Bukhara Engineering Technology, Namangan Engineering and Technology, Karshi State University, the Uzbek State World Languages University and many other institutions.

Today, higher education institutions are considered as complex of structures that support the life of not only students, but also teachers. Great efforts are directed to ensure that all the necessary infrastructure – educational buildings, sports facilities, libraries, student accommodation, dining rooms are located in the same area, forming a single campus. And new trends are taken into account. In recent years, what has turned into a tradition is the practice of inviting foreign teachers to work. To create favorable conditions for them a special hotel was built. One of them was recently put into operation in the territory of the Uzbek State University of World Languages.

The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education comments this state of affairs as the beginning of the path. In the future, all the 58 public universities in the country must form modern campuses with all facilities.

Thus, next year will be built two blocks of training, accommodation of students and two sports facilities. Reconstruction is expected at the 23 training units, eight students’ residential facilities, the two information-resource center and three dining rooms. Major repairs will be carried out in five training blocks, two dormitories of students, sports facilities and three Palaces of Culture. In addition, another 100 billion soums will be spent on outfitting universities with furnishings, inventory, modern information and communication and household appliances, as well as teaching and laboratory equipment.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)