Uzbek and British students sharing in sustainability education

19th March 2018

The National Union of Students and the Environmental Association for Univeristies and Colleges (EAUC) were invited to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in January 2017 by the British Council in Uzbekistan to deliver training on sustainability in higher education.

This training engaged rectors and pro-rectors of nearly all universities in the country as well as other academics and students in three days of workshops. NUS and EAUC also visited the National University of Uzbekistan and the training centre for senior leaders in higher education. Through pre- and post- surveying, NUS and EAUC are assessing the long-term impact of this intervention.

A key component of the visit was to launch a sustainability competition for students across Uzbekistan. University students were invited to propose a sustainability project for their campus. The student leaders of the two winning projects, selected by a committee including the British Council in Uzbekistan, state Committee for Nature and Environment protection and Parliament member, were invited to visit the UK for one week in November 2017.

Steve Martin, who had co-delivered the earlier training on behalf of EAUC and visited with the students, said:

“It was wonderful seeing our Uzbek colleagues again after our training in January. This is the type of long-term impact we had aimed to achieve and meeting the students who are leading sustainability in Uzbekistan has been inspiring.”

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