Urgench State University named after Al-Khorazmiy

Urgench State University named after Al-Khorazmiy

About University

Urgench State University named after Al-Khorezmy was formed February 2, 1992 on the basis of the Khorezm State Pedagogical Institute, Uzbekistan. It is one of the largest and reputable universities in the country in where trains highly qualified specialists for the Khorezm region, the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Tashauz region of Turkmenistan. Currently there are 43 bachelor and 13 master degree programs. The university has following faculties Natural Sciences, Physics and Mathematics, Philology, Pedagogy, History, Tourism and Economics, Technics, Physical Training with more than 7390 students and 598 teachers-professors. The university has good experience working with international organizations and projects such as CABI of Switzerland, ZEF of Bonn University, Mashav of Israel, CRDF of the USA, KOICA Of South Korea, ICARDA of Syria, GIZ and DAAD of Germany, PROON, UNDP, LOGO e.V., Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, CIM UNESCO, ACCESS, RGB virtual reading hall of Russian State Library, USDA, ERASMUS MUNDUS and ERASMUS+ in different scientific directions. As the result of international cooperation 50 % of professors and teachers have improved their qualification in various international universities of the world. The biggest faculty of the university is Natural sciences which contain Geodesy, cartography, geography and Common biology, Chemistry, Soil science departments. The staffs of department of Geodesy, cartography, geography carriy out scientific investigations with the Khorezm branch of State Committee of Environmental Protection, State Committee of Geodesy and Cadastre, Khorezm Mamun Academy, Khorezm Tourism on GIS and Remote sensing (RS) direction under corporative partnership cooperation agreement. Main objectives of the university are foster an increased quality of teaching and learning in education for sustainable development; facilitate networking, linkages and exchanges of interaction among different stakeholders in the region; provide new opportunities to incorporate education for sustainable development into education reform efforts in the country using an integrated and systematic approach in formal and informal education at all levels.

Role In The Project

Urgench State University plays role as the regional coordinator, in Central Asia, in this project. Conducting need analysis for the development of courses and the development of the system will be one of the main activities of UrSU. Regular contact with the stakeholders and associate partners will be kept to include their views and comments in the developing courses and systems. The university participates actively on organizing trainings, course lectures and dissemination event within partner higher educational universities and associated partners. The university actively participate in developing innovative blended courses with the collaboration of other universities in the consortium. UrSU will organize Training of Trainers (ToT), on the developed courses, for the Uzbek teachers from partner universities. The university will also receive LU technicians for setting up e-learning systems in UrSU. Then UrSU set up and train systems for KSU, the other partner university in Uzbekistan. GIS laboratory, available equipment, and qualified specialists of the department will be used for the successfully realization of the project and dissemination/exploitation of its results. The University will also take the responsibility of translating course materials and other outcomes of the project to local languages and will offer international offices’ resources for implementation of the results. Additionally, the university will manage provision gender-balance, employ ability of educated staff and students, internationalization of the education, further international cooperation in the area of the project purposes.

Project Members

Muzaffar Matchanov Jumanazarovich

Dr. Muzaffar Matchanov has a PhD in Geography. Nowadays, Muzaffar is a Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geodesy, Cartography, Geography at Natural Science faculty of Urgench State University.  His academic responsibilities are almost divided on 60% teaching and 40%  research. Dr. Matchanov carries out lectures on following courses: Geographical Investigation Methods, World Physical Geography, Geoecology and Ecology, Photogrammetry and remote sensing, Projecting and designing common geographical maps, Economical Geography etc. He coordinated one national  scientific project in 2014-2015, and has been involved as a co-coordinator Erasmus Mundus CASEU Project and Erasmus+ Mobile+ Projects. Dr. Matchanov has good experiences on research activates with China University of Geoscience, Malaga University of Spain and Porto University of Portugal. Publications are 1 paper in international scientific journal, 4 papers in international conferences, and more than 40 papers in local scientific and practical conferences, and one scholastic and one scientific allowance. He supervised more than 20 bachelor final projects in the fields of GIS, Remote sensing, Geography, and Ecology.

• Muzaffar, M., Teodoro, A., Schroder, Sch. (2016). Criteria definition for the identification of physical-geographical boundaries of Khorezm oasis through remote sensed data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI: 10.1007/s10661- 015-5035-z

• Muzaffar, M., Nigmatov A.N. (2008). The ecological safety and its importance for providing national security, Geographical problems of sustainable development: Theory and practice. International scientifically-practical conference. 27-29  august. – Almaty, Kazakhstan.

• Muzaffar, M. (2008). Classification of threats leading to ecological dangers. International scientifically-practical conference. National Society of Philosophers of Uzbekistan. -Tashkent, Uzbekistan”. pp-177-180.

• Muzaffar, M. Ecological safety and its physico geographical aspects (in case of Khorezm region). Research Institute of Hydrometeorology, Tashkent, 2009.-108 p.

• Muzaffar, M. Ecological safety in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan: theoretical and practical parameters for physico – geographical analysis, Special  Postgraduate Research Unit/Student abroad series academic seminar. – CUG (Wuhan), 2007.

Dilshod Ruzmetov Ruzimbaevich

Dilshod Ruzmetov has got his PhD in Geography. He is the head of scientific department and associate professor at the department of Geodesy, cartography, geography in Urgench State University. His main responsibilities are monitoring and controlling preparation scientific and pedagogical stuff. He carries out lectures on Human geography, world economical geography, Uzbekistan  economic and social geography. He improved his qualification on GIS and Remote Sensing by attending training courses organized by ZEF/UNESCO project in 2010. Dr. Ruzmetov has published more than 60 scientific articles on economic,  ecological and agricultural directions.

• Ruzmetov D., Matchanov M., et. al .2016. Reuse and reapply marginal lands in agriculture (in case of Lower Amudarya geographical region).GIS and Remote  sensing application. Scientific – practical book. Urgench, 126 p.

Sharafat Dusanova Boltaboevna

Dr. Sharafat Dusanova got her PhD in geography, and carries out lectures on Fundamentals of Landscape Science, World Physical Geography, and Applied Geography. She published more than 70 articles in local publications related to ecology, physical geography, health and tourism. Dr. Dusanova has supervised more than 30 graduating qualification works.

• Dusanova Sh.,et al. 2016. Factors influencing to human health in Khorezm district. Republican scientific-practical conference collection. Tashkent. -87-89 pp.

• Dusanova Sh.,et al. 2015. Issues of environmental pollution and its prevention in flood irrigation systems of Khorezm district. Scientificpractical conference collection. Urgench. -52-54 pp.

Sattarbergan Avezov Atabaevich

Dr. Sattor Avezov is the head of Geodesy, cartography, geography department and has got a PhD in Geography. He has carried out some national scientific and practical projects related to geography and tourism. Main subjects he teaches in are Fundamentals of Topography, Geodesy, and Fundamentals of Cartography. He improved his qualification on GIS and Remote Sensing by attending courses organized by ZEF/UNESCO project in 2010. He was involved in a project as expert on topography, cartography and classification of land use maps using satellite images on the frame of ZEF/UNESCO Khorezm project activities, 2002-2012. He is a scientific advisor on Geographical, Archeological and Geodesy issues at Khorezm Mamun Academy.

• Avezov S., Sultonov M. 2011. Mapping and monitoring of land cover changes in agricultural lands based on remotely sensed data and GIS technology. Geography Society of Uzbekistan, Volume-38. Tashkent. -45-48 pp.

• Avezov S., Xudoyberganov Sh. 2010. Importance of GIS technologies on usage and monitoring of land resources. International conference collections. TIMI, Tashkent, -224-228 pp.

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