Project ID: 561742-EPP-1-2015-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP (click here to access the Project Results and Deliverables)

Project eligibility period: 15/10/2015 to 14/10/2018 (extended till 14/04/2019)
Grant agreement signed: 22/12/2015
Partnership agreement signed: 17/06/2016 
The Project has finished: 14/04/2019

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  • Project duration: 3 years; project budget: 751 046,00 €
  • Project coordinator: Prof. Igor Khmelinskii, UALG, Faro, <>
  • Deveopment coordinator: Prof. Serge Chernyshenko, UKOLD, Koblenz; substituted by Prof. Igor Khmelinskii since 2017
  • National coordinator in Uzbekistan: Prof. Abbos Khodjaev, CDHSSPE (later at the Ministry of Education), Tashkent; current management: Prof. Abdugapur Karimkhodjaev (NUUz)
  • The NURSLING project page in Tashkent

The main results of the NURSLING project

Publication year Authors Title of the document


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev

Guidelines for the formation of the NQF the system of continuous education of the RUz


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev

General Regulations of the NQF SCE RUz


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev

Guidelines for Sectorial qualification framework of RUz on ICT


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev

Methodology of development of NQF SCE RUz


A.Karimhodjaev, Z.Z.Sharipov , A.M.Qosimov, N.Q.Latipov

User Manual for the professional qualifications classifier for RUz database


E.Imamov, А.Karimkhodjaev

Stages and methodology of development of the sectoral qualification framework in the field of ICT in the RUz


A.Karimhodjaev, Z.Z.Sharipov, A.M.Qosimov, N.Q.Latipov

About the development of the Database for the NQF of the RUz


A.Karimhodjaev, Z.Z.Sharipov , N.Q.Latipov

Database Management System of the NQF SCE of RUz


E.Imamov, A.Karimkhodjaev, Sh.A.Nigmatova, A.E.Imamov

Features of the document on higher education


E.Imamov, A.Karimkhodjaev,  A.E.Imamov

The methodology of transition to credit system of education


E.Imamov, A.Khodjaev,  A.Karimkhodjaev,  I.Khmelinskii

Results achieved in the implementation of the NURSLING project “National Qualifications Framework: Guidelines for the Development and Recognition of Qualifications” of the Erasmus+ program


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev

Innovative transformations in the system of continuous education of the RUz


E.Imamov, A.Karimkhodjaev, Sh.A.Nigmatova, A.E.Imamov

Higher education in Uzbekistan on the eve of the Bologna process


Sh. Nigmatova

Uzbek-Russian-English Glossary on qualification frameworks


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev, D.Talipov

Goals and objectives of the project NURSLING (in Russian)


E.Imamov, А.Karimkhodjaev, A.E.Imamov

View of the current state of HE in Uzbekistan(in Russian)


E.Imamov, А.Khodjaev, А.Karimkhodjaev, D.Talipov

Report on questioning results about the system of qualifications and prospects of NQF in educational system of Uzbekistan



Comparative report on organization of qualifications in the education system of Uzbekistan

Project meetings

Place Dates Title The main accomplishments
Tashkent February 22 - February 27, 2016 Kick-off meeting and feasibility study (guest presenter: Coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office of Uzbekistan)
  • Consultations for the Partnership Agreement;
  • Responsibilities for the Workpackages;
  • Project management structure;
  • Visits to Uzbek partner institutions;
  • Feasibility study.

Training course working days: July 11 - July 22, 2016

Coodination meeting working days: July 18 - July 20, 2016

Coordination meeting and Training on NQF issues. 

The participants of the training course should arrive on July 10, 2016 and depart on July 23, 2016. The EU partners who do not participate in the training course should arrive on July 17 and depart on July 21.  

  • Training programme successfully executed;
  • Further activities planned;
  • Good social programme.
Tashkent September 6 - September 7, 2016

 Project Coordinator met with the National Coordinator, NEO and the Ministry, discussing the progress and the Monitoring report of July 2016.

  • Statutes of the National Committe on the NQF prepared by the Center and submitted for official approval;
  • First reaction on the Monitoring report sent back to the Agency.
Trento Working days March 13 - March 18, 2017

Coordination meeting and training on IT issues.

Arrival: March 12, 2017; departure: March 19, 2017.

  • NQF database specifications defined
  • Project quality assessed 
  • Outline of the NQF Guidelines presented 
Tashkent April 24 - April 30, 2017 Meetings of the Project Coordinator to finalize the midterm report:  UZ project team memebrs working on NQF guidelines and DB for IT sectoral qualifications, Vice-minister of Education, National Coodinator, Rector of Samarkand university, Vice-rector of NUUz, Vice-rector of TSTU
  • Work loads readjusted to safegueard against delivery failures
  • Midterm report submitted, without request for payment (the project only used 40% of the first transfer instead of 70% that justify a second transfer)
Tashkent/ Samarkand September 10 - September 16 , 2017 

Coordination meeting and training on NQF and QA issues.

Arrival: September 10, 2017; departure: September 16, 2017, working days in Tashkent: September 11; train to Samarkand: evening of September 11; working days in Samarkand: September 12 - September 15; train to Tashkent: evening of September 15.

  • Working teams reported good progress on the Manual on NQF in Uzbekistan,
  • and on the Database development (PC interface ready, web interface developed).
  • Prelimary draft of the Manual to be ready by December 2017, to be printed and circulated. Final draft to be delivered in February 2018.
Patras April 29 - May 5, 2018

Coordination meeting and training on Sectorial QF in Informatics and QA.

Arrival: April 29, departure: May 5; Working days in Patras: April 30 - May 4, 2018

  • Draft products (NQF guidelines and Sectorial QF) reviewed; to be finalized ASAP
  • DB status reviewed
  • Auto-evaluation exercise
  • Training on NQF and quality issues
Patras August 18 -September 2, 2018

Coordination meeting and training/summer school

Arrival: August 18, Departure: September 2; Working days in Patras: August 19 - September 1, 2018

  • EU participants informed on changes in Uzbek HE system
  • Uzbek participants  lectured on aspects of Bologna process
    • Progress of workpackages
  • Decision on extension request
Tashkent March 31 - April 6, 2019 Coordination meeting and Final Conference of the project
  • Discussion of the final products at the project meeting
  • Presentation of the project products to the academic community
  • Arrangements for preparation of the final report

Project summary

The NURSLING project is a breakthrough initiative to identify common denominators in the academic sectors in Uzbekistan.
The wider objective is to approach the Uzbek higher education to real needs of economic and social development of the country.
The specific objectives are the following:

  • establishing of the National Committee on the Qualification Frameworks (QF) in Uzbekistan, together with the national Ministry of Education;
  • to improve national General Regulations concerning education standards in particular fields, on the basis of QF ideas, Bologna principles and the EU universities' experience;
  • introduction of  new national standards on informatics in Uzbekistan and development of a corresponding sectorial QF.

The aim of the project is to implement QF ideas in Uzbekistan. During the project realization, a Concept of General Regulations of education standards will be elaborated. General Regulations for Uzbekistan will be formulated and presented for formal approval to the Ministry of Education. A National Committee on QF will be established. The Committee will accompany the Regional CA Network, which is responsible for experience exchange and standards’ coordination. The objectives addressed are in line with top priority of Uzbek educational development by a passed presidential resolution and address also issues related to a lack of graduates and a mismatch of their qualification with labour market needs, as elaborated in special World Bank report 2014.

Retraining of the Uzbek universities' staff in EU is planned as important in capacity building. Especially important is “training trainers”. Teachers, retrained at EU universities, will prepare special courses, devoted to qualification framework issues, and by this way will spread accepted knowledge within colleagues in Uzbekistan. On the base of the approved National General Regulations, retrained teacher will design national standards for informatics curricula and a sectorial QF with support based on the experience of EU partners.

Nr Role Organization name City Country
Project partners (click working references for the existing project web pages )
1 Coordinator Universidade do Algarve Faro Portugal
2 Partner Universita degli Studi di Trento Trento Italy
3 Partner Bath Spa University Bath United Kingdom
4 Partner Panepistimio Patron (University of Patras), substituted Koblenz Patras Greece
5 Partner World University Service - Osterreichisches Komitee Verein Graz Austria
6 Partner Tashkent State Technical University named after Abu Raikhon Beruni Tashkent Uzbekistan
7 Partner The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek Tashkent Uzbekistan
8 Partner Tashkent University of Information Technologies Tashkent Uzbekistan
9 Partner Samarkand State University named after Alisher Navoi Samarkand Uzbekistan
10 Partner Center for Development of Higher and Secondary Specialized Professional Education Tashkent Uzbekistan
11 Partner Burgichi Biznes Tashkent Uzbekistan
12 Partner Ministry for Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tashkent Uzbekistan
ex- partner Universitat Koblenz-Landau Mainz Germany



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