On the morning of January 17, the MOU Signing Ceremony between Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) and Tashkent University of Information Technologies Named After Muhammad Al-khwarizmi (TUIT), Uzbekistan was held at the Xicheng Campus of BUCEA. The event was attended by ZHANG Dayu, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of BUCEA and President of BUCEA, Bakhtiyor MAKHKAMOV, Rector of TUIT, and leaders from relevant departments and colleges of both universities. The moderator was JIANG Jie, Executive Dean of the International Development Research Institute.
President ZHANG Dayu extended a warm welcome to Rector MAKHKAMOV and his delegation and briefly introduced BUCEA and its history. He mentioned that during the Beijing Education Fair 2023 held in Uzbekistan, the two universities had reached consensus on specific collaborations such as joint student training, Uzbekistani students studying at BUCEA for English-taught master’s degree programs, and joint research on smart cities. The official signing of the MOU is immensely significant for our two universities. It is hoped that the two universities can optimize this opportunity and leverage their respective strengths to deepen exchanges and mutual learning, focusing on areas such as computer information technology, artificial intelligence, big data, and smart cities. Further discussions are anticipated between the two sides regarding student training, faculty visits, disciplinary construction, and collaborative research, in the hope of bringing our cooperation to higher levels and promoting the cultural exchanges and technological innovation between China and Uzbekistan.
Rector Bakhtiyor MAKHKAMOV provided a brief introduction to TUIT. With nearly 70 years of history since its establishment in 1955, TUIT stands as the largest institution specializing in telecommunications and information technology in Central Asia as well as the first information technology university in the area. TUIT holds a prominent position in the country in research areas such as computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and cybersecurity. Its partners include 42 universities, eight research centers, and 12 companies and organizations from 26 countries (South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, India, etc.). TUIT attaches great importance to its cooperation with China and looks forward to establishing a strategic partnership with BUCEA. This partnership will mainly focus on intercollegiate cooperation, joint talent training, as well as cultural exchanges between China and Uzbekistan. The goal is to promote fruitful cooperation in our respective areas of expertise in the forms of faculty visits, student exchanges, joint organization of international conferences, and joint academic publications, and establish a stable, long-term, and sustainable cooperative mechanism.
After the signing ceremony, Rector Bakhtiyor MAKHKAMOV and his delegation had a discussion with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering and the International Development Research Institute on the implementation plan for the next phase of cooperation. They also visited the teaching and experimental facilities at Xicheng Campus.
Tashkent University of Information Technologies Named After Muhammad Al-khwarizmi, or TUIT, was established in 1955. It is the largest institution specializing in telecommunications and information technology in Central Asia as well as the first information technology university in this area. It has established a system dedicated to producing high-quality ICT experts according to international standards. TUIT consists of 13 colleges and 62 departments across its main campus and branches. Currently, it has 10,242 students and 780 faculty and staff members, including three academicians.
According to the SCImago Institutions Rankings, TUIT ranks among the Top 5 in Uzbekistan in five disciplines, i.e. computer science, earth and planetary sciences, energy, mathematics, and physics and astronomy.
TUIT has established partnerships with 42 universities, eight research centers, and 12 companies and organizations from 26 countries (South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, India, etc.), signing 73 cooperation agreements and MOUs. Its Chinese partners include Zhejiang University, Beihang University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Xi’an Jiaotong University.