Uzbekistan science has created a powerful intellectual potential, which finds its practical application in many spheres of life, provides a framework for strengthening national statehood and economic independence. The success of enterprises, as well as of the whole state, due to the limited natural resources, to a large extent today is determined by how widely the achievements of scientific and technological progress and high technologies are integrated, the level of professional qualification of personnel. Historically, on the eve of the twenty-first century in the Republic of Uzbekistan there was formed the intellectual potential, which excels many developing countries at its level of development, innovative discoveries and superior capabilities of today, and in many respects is not inferior to the economically developed countries. No exaggeration is in saying that the foundation of a unique and beautiful building of science, the intellectual potential of Uzbekistan was founded many centuries ago. We may proudly say that our science goes back to very ancient times and has deep and powerful roots. Over centuries, it reliably serves to the Uzbek nation, the whole of humankind in the cognitive process of the mysteries of nature, medicine, philosophy, jurisprudence, theology, literary studies and linguistics.
Even in the remote past, leading Uzbek thinkers widely carried out investigations, made scientific discoveries that constitute the golden fund of world, of human science and culture. Our great ancestors, whose names are known all over the world greatly contributed to the treasury of knowledge. Those are philosophers-mathematicians and astronomers al-Khwarizmi, Ferghani, Jawhari, Marwazi, Ulughbeg; philosophers and legal scholars-theologians Farabi, Bukhari, At-Termizi, Marghilani Nasafi; polymaths Beruni, Ibn Sina, linguists- poets Kashkari, Yusuf Hos Hojib, Zamahshari, Alisher Navoi; historians Babur, Abulgazi Bahadur-khan, Ogahi and many others.
Having absorbed best traditions, pursuing in-depth studying of the historical heritage, scientists of Uzbekistan have become praiseworthy successors and continuator s of the deeds of their great ancestors. Today Uzbekistan is the Central Asian largest research center with advanced resource base and research facilities, extensive scientific fund, qualified scientific personnel, whose works are recognized worldwide.
Scientists of the Republic carry out fundamental and applied research in many areas of modern science. The republic has world-class research schools and investigations in many areas are successfully conducted.
Development of our own intellectual, scientific, and technical potential, as a factor for sustainable progress of our country, we immediately associate with further expansion of scientific, technological, and cultural links with prestigious research centers in the world, with the joint research on many important issues.
(From the book of Islam Karimov “Uzbekistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Threats to the Security, Conditions and Guarantees of Progress”, Tashkent: "Uzbekiston", 1997. – 315 pages)
“The task of science is to form our future, trends for tomorrow, the laws of nature, to show the way it will be. Science must be the means and the force driving forward the development of society”.
(Karimov. There Is No Future Without Historical Memory / We Are Constructing Our Future with Our Own Hands. Vol.7. Tashkent: "O’zbekiston", 1999. p. 146)
The Academy of Sciences successfully functions in Uzbekistan. Prospective studies are conducted in many areas of natural and exact sciences, such as nuclear physics, thermal physics, astrophysics, helio-materials science, biology and microbiology, chemistry and chemistry of natural compounds, seismology, and others. Beyond all doubt, today’s funds invested in education and science represent the capital, which creates a solid foundation for forming the country's highly intellectual society that holds the future.
(Report of the President to a joint session of the Oliy Majlis, Cabinet of Ministers, the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, devoted to the 16th Anniversary of Uzbekistan's independence. August 30, 2007).
“Much should be done for good support and encouragement of devoted people who dedicated their work and talent to further development of science, literature, art and culture, sphere of education and mentoring, and spirituality”.
(Meetings of the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov with voters/Along the Road of the Country's Modernization and Sustainable Economic Development. T.16. Tashkent: "O’zbekiston", 2008. pp. 122-123.)
“In the period between the 9th and 15th centuries, the enlightened world esteemed and respected such scholars and thinkers as al-Bukhari, al-Ferghani, al-Khwarizmi, al-Beruni, Ibn-Sina, Ulughbeg, we need to ensure that in the 21st century the world once again pay the same reverence and high respect to our people, nation. Just as our great ancestors did and became famous all over the world with new modern schools of science. " (I.Karimov. Mamun Academy in Khorezm. Tashkent: "Sharq" 2006 . p. 5