Uzbekistan Education

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2020-10-14

Overview

Uzbekistan has the advantage of a large and growing population, with 40% under the age of 18.  However, it lacks workers with the advanced technical skills needed to reform and modernize the country’s economy and infrastructure.  The government has targeted having 50% of high-school graduates complete university degrees by 2030, and hopes to attract international universities by offering tax exemptions and pre-existing facilities at no cost.  Disciplines targeted for expansion include: chemistry, energy, mechanical engineering, industrial technology, biotechnology, printing, construction and architecture, irrigation and water resources, medicine, and pharmacology

       

 

2017

2018

2019

2020 estimated

Students in degree programs

297,689

360,200

423,000

494,375

Foreign Students in Uzbekistan

603

N/A

N/A

N/A

Uzbekistanis studying abroad

33,159

N/A

N/A

N/A

U.S. students in Uzbekistan

530

570

N/A

N/A

Total Market Size

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Source:  State Statistics committee of Uzbekistan and online news.

Leading Sub-Sectors

As noted above, the government prioritizes attracting international universities offering education in engineering and technical disciplines, including chemical technology, energy, mechanical engineering, industrial technology, biotechnology, printing, construction and architecture, irrigation and water resources, medicine, and pharmacology.

Opportunities
For specific opportunities, universities should contact U.S. Embassy Tashkent at BusinessinUzbekistan@state.gov or the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education at xab@edu.uz.

Web Resources

U.S.  universities interested in higher education sector of Uzbekistan can get information from the following sources: