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Karakalpak State University

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Uzbekistan

Overview

Karakalpak State University named after Berdakh as one of the centers of science, education, upbringing, spirituality, sport and culture, serves for even greater prosperity and development of our Independent Republic. The university is considered one of the main educational institutions for the preparation of highly qualified specialists, which form the main force of a society with highly intellectual abilities, consciously perceiving the ongoing socio-economic changes in the world and the state, spiritually rich young people. During its 40-year history, the university has become one of the leading universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Outstanding results were achieved in the field of education, the development of science, the enrichment of the spiritual world of young people, education in the spirit of patriotism, and loyalty to national values ​​and national culture. The rapid development of the economy and culture of the republic, the need for specialists in various fields increased the requirements for opening Karakalpak State University.

    Karakalpak State University began its functioning as an educational institution from September 1, 1976. Before Karakalpak State University became one of the leading universities in our country, it conducted its activities as a former department of the preparatory institute (1934), the institute of teachers (1935), a pedagogical institute (1944). By the decree of Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan in 1992, Karakalpak State University named after T.G. Shevchenko was transformed into Karadalpak State University named after Berdakh. Karakalpak State University named after Berdakh was opened 3rd after Tashkent and Samarkand State universities. The opening of the university was a great historical event throughout the Republic. It had a fundamental influence on the development of education, culture, national economy and production in the region. The problem of that time was the strengthening of material and technical base of the university, the involvement of teachers with a scientific degree, the provision of necessary textbooks, literature and new lab equipment. In fulfillment of this task, the contribution of the first rector of the university, doctor of medical sciences, academician Chardjow Abdirov (1976-1985) should be noted separately.  In the development of science in Karakalpakstan, in the preparation of candidates of science, in expanding cooperation with central and foreign universities, the contribution of the university rector, doctor of philological sciences, academician M.K. Nurmuhammedov’s is significant. (1985-1986). In the subsequent development of the university, the contribution of the university rector, doctor of philological sciences, professor K. Mambetov 1986-1988 plays a great role.  Thanks to the contribution of the university rector, Professor K. Uteniyazov (1989-2005), a second building and a student dormitory started their functioning, Berdakh National Museum was opened, a specialized Council for the Protection of Candidates and then Doctoral Theses were organized, the specialization of postgraduate studies was expanded, the possibility of raising the qualifications of faculty abroad was set.

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