Shanghai Cooperation Organization plans to establish Tourism University in Samarkand
The International Silk Road Tourism University is planned to open in Samarkand.
The university is set upon the recommendation of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a meeting held on June 10th at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao, China. The president said, "Here, students from all countries can be educated so that the best experts in the field of tourism can be trained."
According to the information given by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan, the university, which will be established in Samarkand by SCO, will start its educational activity in 2018-2019 education year. Undergraduate and graduate education will be given at the university. At first 100 students from Uzbekistan will be admitted. Later students will be accepted from other SCO countries. The university will also provide training for specialists working in higher education institutions and vocational colleges.
The International Silk Road Tourism University aims to train qualified experts to work in the tourism sector in the SCO region.
The city of Samarkand is one of the oldest cities on earth today, located in the borders of Uzbekistan. It is thought that the city was founded by the Persians in the 14th century BC. The city has been included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in 2001 in Beijing to improve cooperation in security, politics, economics, science and technology, culture and education, energy, environment, and it is an international organization that unifies countries like the People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan,