Transforming Governance Culture in Uzbek Universities: A Path Towards Higher Education Reform
The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan has partnered with the British Council in a visionary collaboration hosted at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). This initiative is set to revolutionize the governance landscape of universities across Uzbekistan. This initiative, known as the University Governance project, is a cornerstone in establishing a comprehensive University Code of Governance. With a focus on long-term, sustainable development, the project's initial phase is part of a three-year strategy aimed at building both national and local capacities to drive effective governance within the higher education sector.
Between October 29th and November 4th, 2023, the National University Governance Working Group under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in collaboration with the project consultant John Rushforth from Advance HE, assessed several key components integral to the forthcoming University governance code in Uzbekistan.