At present, there are 16 universities and 42
research institutes. A new state university, TaĹˇkent Islamic University, has
opened recently. The Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary Education is the
responsible body. The system is being restructured.
Non-university level education is
offered by national enterprise training centres and a number of business
schools, as well as lycea which train for new professions (essentially in the
economic and service fields).
University level studies:
University level first stage: Junior
Specialist, Specialist Diploma of Specialist, , Bachelor's Degree:
Junior specialists are trained in two years. The Diploma of Specialist is
conferred after five years' study in a given field. A Bachelor's Degree is
conferred after four years.
University level second stage: Master's
Degree, Kandidat Nauk:
Students are conferred a Master's Degree after a further two years' study
beyond the Bachelor's Degree. The Kandidat Nauk Degree is conferred after a
further three years' study beyond the Diploma of Specialist and the defence of
University level third stage: Doktor
The Doktor Nauk is conferred after the
Kandidat Nauk and the defence of a thesis.
Distance higher education
Some universities offer correspondence
Administration & co-ordination:
Ministry of Higher and Secondary
Minister: Saidahror Guljamov
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Admission to university-level studies
Name of secondary school credential
required: Certificate of Complete Secondary Education