The University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) and the Korea National Open University (KNOU) have come together to initiate the first virtual university in Central Asia. At a meeting between First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, UWED Rector Sodik Safoyev and the South Korean delegation led by the KNOU President Ko Song hwan, the two sides deliberated over possible areas of collaboration in this endeavor.
Mr. Safoyev pointed out that President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has placed great importance on deepening the multifaceted relationship between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea. He said, “The most significant field of our partnership is education, in which South Korea has achieved great success. We would like to establish close cooperation in this direction, relying on modern information technologies.”
In response, Ko Song hwan expressed his willingness to cooperate with UWED and share knowledge on training highly qualified professionals in sought-after professions. He remarked, “We see successful transformations in Uzbekistan, and we are confident that close and friendly relations will be established between our universities.”
During the meeting, a presentation was held on the project of the first Cyber University in Central Asia. This project aims to train up to one and a half thousand students from Uzbekistan and abroad in IT technologies, modern teaching methods in universities, and international relations. The two parties also discussed the prospects of virtual learning, starting with the lyceum.
At the end of the meeting, UWED and KNOU signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.