International scientific and technical cooperation of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan is based on direct bilateral inter-Academy and inter-institutional cooperation agreements through research on international and foreign research grants, sharing of competitive research projects on international and bilateral programs, participation in various international forums, conferences, symposia, and the organization of international conferences, exchange of scientific delegations, including those of the academies of sciences of various countries, etc.
Since 1993, the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a member of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS, headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine), and participates in the activities of the IAAS, whose members are 15 academies in Eastern Europe and Asia.
International scientific and technical cooperation of the Academy of Sciences experiences its further development both on a multilateral basis with Academies of Sciences of the CIS-countries and the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, with the Academy of Sciences for the Developing Countries - TWAS (Trieste, Italy).
So, according the TWAS Executive Director Prof. Murenzi information from 21.11.2014 in connection with the proposed candidates and the TWAS competition choice it has been selected four the TWAS – 2014 Prizes winners for Young Scientists from Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences:
in biology - Dr. Hegay Tatyana (UzAS Institute of Immunology),
in physics - Dr. Abdujabbarov Ahmadjon (UzAS Institute of Nuclear Physics),
in chemistry - Dr. Bobakulov Hayrulla (UzAS Institute of Common and Nonorganic Chemistry),
in astronomy - Dr. Tillayev Yusufjon (UzAS Astronomical Institute).
UzAS congratulates all the competition winners with the TWAS – 2014 Prizes awarding.
Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in recent years successfully developed international scientific and technical links with its traditional partners from the CIS countries - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and the United States, Germany, France, China, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Egypt and other countries.
In the period between 2006 and 2012, AS RUz signed and is implementing now 11 international agreements on scientific cooperation, as well as the Executive Program with the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt, and the Research Institutions of Uzbek Academy of Sciences signed 26 international agreements on scientific and scientific-technical cooperation.
The Sultanate of Oman invites bids for construction projects for the book depository of ancient manuscripts of the East in the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.
Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan has wide international collaboration on grants and allocated funds specifically for foreign organizations, joint research and development projects are accomplished with other scientific and academic establishments, including the University of Bologna (Italy), the Academy of the Great Silk Road (Japan), University of Barcelona, the State Hermitage Museum (Russia), National Centre for Scientific Research, the Louvre Museum (Paris), etc.
With scientific institutions in CIS countries more than 50 cooperation agreements are accomplished on critical issues of contemporary fundamental and applied science. The scientific cooperation with Lomonosov Moscow State University in the field of astronomy is met support, as well as Joint Institute for Nuclear Research ( JINR, Dubna) in nuclear physics, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in the field of semiconductors and with a number of other leading research centers in the CIS countries.
Academy of Sciences RUz collaborates with agencies of China through the SCO, and under the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of China from 1996, Sinkiang branch of the Academy of Sciences of China from 1999, the Memorandum of Understanding with the Sinkiang branch of the Academy of Sciences of China from 2007, and the Seismological Bureau of China from 2001 “On the joint establishment of a digital seismic network of Uzbekistan”.
Thus, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBOC) and Plant Chemistry (IPC) of AS RUz execute agreements on scientific cooperation with Sinkiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, where scholars of Uzbekistan undergo the scientific training; one of researchers from the Institute of Sinkiang defended his Candidate’s degree in IBOH of Uzbek Academy of Sciences.
Physical-Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan cooperates within the framework of the Agreement between the University of Science and Technology of China and the SPO “Physics-Sun” AS RUz. Physical-Technical Institute completed the grant issued by the Anhui provincial government jointly with the University of Science and Technology of China on “Development of an experimental power plant based on a Stirling engine with a gas torch”. Under this grant, the prototype of the Stirling engine with a gas torch was designed and manufactured, testing of the engine was carried out by the PhTI jointly with and the University of Science and Technology of China. Joint research is also conducted in the field of materials with solar furnaces, to improve the Stirling engine with solar heat supply fuel for electric heating.
In 2010, a license agreement was signed with the American company ENVIROMATION INC (for the first time in the U.S.) for the commercial production of Stirling engine with power capacity of 5 kW using the technology developed by Physical-Technical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences, based on the inventions confirmed by copyright certificates and patents of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In 2012, an agreement was signed with the Asian Development Bank on the establishment of the International Institute for Solar Energy on the basis of the UzbekistanAcademy of Sciences (SPO “Physics-Sun”), and it has began to work in 2013.
Institute of Power Engineering and Automation, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan carries out joint work on the development of the energy system of Uzbekistan with scientific energy centers of the Republic of Korea.
The Institute of ion-plasma and laser technologies of AS RUz based on Electronic Materials Department developed the original technology and produced a pilot batch of polysilicon involving direct investment of 500 thousand U.S. dollars of the OSI Company (Republic of Korea).
International scientific and technical ties with leading research centers, universities and companies around the world also develop virtually all academic institutions of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences.
Scientific and technical cooperation with the support of various international funds and international organizations was maintained to develop the most pressing scientific issues of importance to the primary industries and manufacturing sector of Uzbekistan. Thus, within the framework of participation of research projects of scientific establishments of AS RUz in international competitions through research funds of NATO, Civilian Research Development Foundation (CRDF), programs of the Department of Agriculture of the United States, the British fund of former nuclear centers, the German Science Foundation and others, bilateral scientific ties were established for joint research with partners from around the world and on their basis the research institutions of AS RUz annually performed major international research projects worth many millions of dollars.
Scientific institutions of RUz in recent years maintain a strong partnership with the State Department and other U.S. organizations and secure financial support them them for scientific research. Traditional partners of RI of AS RUz are the Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of Energy of the U.S. Government, the CRDF Foundation and others. With their financial support over the past years, the research establishments of Uzbek Academy of Sciences carried out more than 90 research projects, including 80 competitive grants jointly with universities and research centers in the United States.
The Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan pay great attention to encourage the involvement of young scientists in international cooperation, active participation in research projects, programs and competitions both abroad, and in Uzbekistan.