On November 6 (Mon.) and 7 (Tue.), 2023, the Japan Education Fair took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in collaboration with Uzbekistan-Japan Center (UJC) and Nagoya University Uzbekistan Office. Although the fair has been an annual event in Uzbekistan since 2009, this marked the first time it was held in-person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.

On the first day, nine Japanese universities and four educational institutions participated in the on-site Study Abroad Fair, with four universities contributing as resource persons. Associate Professor Yukiko Yamamoto of the NipCA project participated in the fair as a representative of the University of Tsukuba. Subsequently, individual consultations were offered at university booths, where Ikumi Ishimura of the Tashkent office, along with part-time coordinator Ziyamova Zuhra, introduced programs offered at the University of Tsukuba to students seeking advice on studying abroad.

On the second day, our delegation delivered presentations about the university at three local science high schools: the Academic Lyceum of Tashkent State Technical University, the Academic Lyceum of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, and the Academic Lyceum of the Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology.

This year’s Study Abroad Fair saw an impressive turnout, with more than 700 attendees. This reflects the significant interest in higher education in Uzbekistan, which has the largest population in Central Asia. The NipCA project will continue to organize and participate in study abroad fairs in collaboration with local and national universities and educational institutions.

Japan Education Fair in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Presentation at the Academic Lyceum of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan