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About project

                     Project Reference                                        Duration of Project                                               

        101083224-ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-LS              Start: 15-01-2023 – End: 14-01-2026     

                          Key Action                                                        EU Grant 

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of          655365 EUR 

                         good practices

 

              Programme                                        Action Type

                Erasmus+                        Capacity Building in higher education

INNOVATIVE MASTER’S PROGRAM IN PHOTONICS AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABOUR MARKET IN UZBEKISTAN

Project Reference

101083224-ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-LS

Duration of Project

Start: 15-01-2023 – End: 14-01-2026

Key Action

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

EU Grant

655 365 EUR

Programme

 Erasmus+

Action Type

Capacity Building in higher education

INMACOM is a national project whose goal is to train a new generation of engineers capable of performing engineering work and solving modern technological problems in the field of ICT in Uzbekistan.

The development of the ICT in the future is associated with the use of innovative technologies and depends largely on the scale of application of promising constituent elements. The components of optical communication are the elements of photonics and optoelectronics.  Modern elements of electronics and photonics are already being used to raise optical communication to a new high level. Training of engineers in this field lags behind advances in the practical field. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce an educational program in this field. The organization of a new master`s program "Photonics and Optical Communication" will help to improve the training of the engineering staff in industry and ICT sector.

There are several reasons why the study of photonics and optical communications, despite its importance, is not developed in Uzbekistan’s technical universities:

- There is a lack of teachers and professors of photonics and optical communications with appropriate qualifications.

- There are no properly equipped teaching laboratories in photonics and optical communications.

- There is a lack of well-developed and suitable teaching aids, materials and literature on photonics and optical communications in the Uzbek language for those interested in studying it.

Thus, the main goal of this project is to train a new generation of engineers capable of performing engineering work and solving modern technological problems.

Within the framework of this project, master`s programs in photonics and optical communication will be developed and implemented in 4 Uzbekistan universities for the first time. Additionally, capacity building of the partner universities` teachers in the considered fields will be developed, the cooperation of universities with industry will be improved, including the development of the labor market in the telecommunications industry.

INMACOM Consortium.

1.      Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Muhammad al-Khwarizmi (UZ), Coordinator

EU Universities:

2.      University of Ghent (BE)

3.      Vrije University of Brussels (BE)

4.      Polytechnic de Torino (IT)

UZ Universities:

5.      National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek (UZ)

6.      Samarkand State university (UZ)

7.      Urgench branch of Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Muhammad al-Khwarizmi (UZ)

Nonacademic Partners

8.      Ministry of Higher Education, Sciences and Innovations of Uzbekistan;

9.      Khorezm branch of «UZTELECOM» Stock Company (UZ);

10.  MirSolar LLC (UZ)

The INMACOM project is fully in line with the regional priorities set by the E+ CBHE and the national development strategy of Uzbekistan to develop a new, highly demanded, innovative curriculum in photonics and optical communications. It is also designed to expand cooperation with industry to improve the labor market and international cooperation.

 

The INMACOM project

is based on the positive experience of UZ universities in the field of modernization of higher education, in the implementation of Erasmus + projects and successful cooperation with EU universities. The main innovative elements are:


 

  • Firstelement:

    Internationalization of higher education in the field of photonics and optical communications by jointly updating the existing / developing a new curriculum, taking into account the recommendations of partner institutions.

  • Innovative content in line with new developments in the rapidly developing field.

  • Modernization of the equipment necessary for the practical work of students in innovation laboratories.

  • Training of personnel for the development and implementation of innovative training programs.

  • Introduction of various evaluation methods.

  • The response of the educational institution to the demand of the labor market.

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