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Sustainable Agriculture in Uzbekistan

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Course location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Teaching language: English

Language level of course: English: B2, C1, C2

Date(s): August 7-19, 2023

Information on dates, prices and mode of study:

The programme fee covers all courses, workshops, course material, city tours, field trips, certificate  of completion and entire supporting and cultural programme

Target group: Undergraduate and graduate students.

Description/content:

The summer school involves:

  • Intensive course on sustainable agriculture
  • Field trips to farms, agricultural companies and Agri clusters in Tashkent region and Samarkand.
  • Cultural events
  • Agritourism
  • Accommodation
  • Duration of the Summer School
  • Airport transfer
  • Visa, registration, Insurance

1. Intensive course on sustainable agriculture consists of three parts.

Agriculture. This part provides general information regarding various directions of agriculture and its curriculum includes Picking, storing, processing and selling agricultural products, Soil fertility, problems, and measures to improve its quality, Fishery and Husbandry. Students will have a chance to get insight into the overview of agriculture industry and its practice in Uzbekistan.

Agrotechnologies. This part of the program emphasizes the identification, diagnosis, and analysis of problems, as well as the design, packaging, and application of technologies necessary for agriculture and food system conservation. Moreover, the programme offers precision farming through the use of the latest technological inputs which empowers agriculture-related agencies and supports the sustainable development of food supply by maximizing yields, increasing efficiency and reducing costs of farming. The curriculum includes the following subjects: Innovative intensive technologies in livestock and poultry farming, Modern methods of increasing productivity in agriculture, Technologies of efficient use of water and Methods of combating pests and diseases in agriculture

Agribusiness. This part of the program gives students a detailed insight into the processes of production and distribution, starting with raw material production and ending with the supply chain, as well as all stages between: trade, management, and consultancy activities. The curriculum includes the following subjects: Greenhouse economy, Farm management, SME management in agriculture, Marketing in agribusiness, Human Resources Management in Agribusiness.

2. Field trips to farms, agricultural companies and Agri clusters in Tashkent region and Samarkand.

This is the practical part of the summer school program where the students will have a chance to acquire practical knowledge by specialists and entrepreneurs in agriculture sector in Tashkent region and Samarkand. These trips will provide insight into the current trends and developments of agriculture sector in Uzbekistan.

3. Cultural events.

As part of the summer School program, students will have the opportunity to attend cultural events (museum visits, festivals and mountains) and study excursions.

4. Agritourism.

The summer school program will also provide opportunity to taste the traditional, organic and most importantly – delicious foods of Uzbekistan.

5. Accommodation.

Visiting students will live in Bagdan hotel which is the partner of UDEA. Booking assistance might be provided by the summer School administration upon a request. At the same time, the summer School administration can assist participants in arranging homestay in local families if needed. Cost of stay is not a part of the course fee.

6. Cooperation with Local Students.

In addition to providing administrative support for the course, local students will be involved in excursions and social activities outside of class hours. The visiting students will be connected with their local peers, who will show them around UDEA, and Tashkent city. The local students will provide some sight-seeing support and help the visiting students get around during the orientation day. Uzbek students will advise the course participants on everyday life in Tashkent and organize more informal social activities and events in cooperation with the administration of the summer school.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL) – No

Other degrees / qualifications awarded – Certificate of participation

ECTS points (max.) – 4

Average number of hours per week – 30

Number of participants per group/course – 15

 

Costs/Funding:

Dates: August, 2023

Registration deadline: May 30, 2023

Costs: EUR 650

The price includes: Course fees

Accompanying programme

Teaching language: English

Language level of course: English: B2, C1, C2

Language requirements: English B2

Required documents:

1.  Application form

2. Transcript of records

3. CV

The relevant selection criteria are:

– Academic Performance

– Motivation (according to the statement of purpose in the application form)

– Relevance to the current study program

Is accommodation organised?  – The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

Meals – Programme participants have access to the canteen on campus. Besides, there are around 10 restaurants close to the university campus.

Is a social and leisure programme offered? – Yes

Description of social and leisure programme – The accompanying social and cultural programme includes the following highlights: Welcome get-together

Tashkent and Samarkand tours

Course-related field trips

Free internet access    Yes

Support in visa matters  Yes

Pick-up service from train airport  Yes

Contact:

University of Digital Economics and Agrotechnologies

International Relations Office
Email: a.khabibullaev@udea.uz, info@udea.uz
Phone number: +998 78 888-08-00 +998 90 993-54-44

Submit application:

In order to apply, please send 

  • Application form (you may download below);
  • Academic transcripts;
  • CV

to the following email address:
a.khabibullaev@udea.uz