The legislative basis of the international S&T co-operation of the Republic of Uzbekistan includes more than 50 interstate and intergovernmental agreements. The establishment of international scientific links is seen as a necessity for the support of research carried out in the country and the creation of favourable conditions for integrating Uzbekistan into the world scientific and technological community.
The Republic of Uzbekistan has signed 42 bilateral agreements on S&T co-operation at high governmental level. Among these 9 are between Uzbekistan and EU Member States: i.e. Hungary, France, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria.
The Committee for the Coordination of Science and Technology Development in collaboration with the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation announced the call "Uzbekistan-CRDF Global 2013" for fundamental research. Financial support was granted to 3 projects.
As the result of this call (2014-2015) 8 scientific articles were published in international journals, and 3 articles in the scientific journals of Uzbekistan. 9 reports were presented at international and 6 reports at republican conferences. 1 patent was submitted.
The Committee for the Coordination of Science and Technology Development realised 6 projects in applied research in the framework of the "Uzbekistan-Germany 2013" call in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Over the period of 2 years (2014-2015) 9 scientific articles were published in international journals and 13 articles in the scientific journals of Uzbekistan, 8 reports were presented at international and 6 reports at republican conferences. 1 patent was submitted.
With the aim to further develop the scientific-technical cooperation between the scientific communities of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Chinese People’s Republic, and to implement the state protocol of the second session of the subcommittee for scientific-technical cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chinese People’s Republic dated 17 June 2014, a call for joint Uzbek-Chinese projects was held in the frame of the scientific research programme “Uzbekistan-China 2015”.
38 applications were submitted, 31 projects proposals passed the evaluation by international experts and 10 of them were granted.
In 2016 Uzbek scientists actively participated in joint projects with foreign partners within multilateral foreign programmes and calls. 30 projects were realised within such programmes in 2015.
In addition, Uzbek scientists prepared 25 international scientific projects for participation in foreign S&T calls in the current year.
Last update: June 2016
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