I am Nodira Samatova from Uzbekistan. I graduated from Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages and this year I have started studying at the University of Tsukuba in the master`s degree program in International Public Policy.

During my student years, I learned a lot about the Japanese language, culture, and history. In particular, I was intrigued to study more about the Japanese system of higher education administration and quality assurance. I am planning to analyze the implemented strategies by the government and outcomes which brought education to a higher level. This will provide the basis for further improvement of the quality of higher education in Uzbekistan.

I am pleased that NipCA and University of Tsukuba give me a chance to become a competent specialist and contribute to the development of higher education in Uzbekistan.