Tajik National University (Republic of Tajikistan)

Tajik National University (Republic of Tajikistan)
  • Address:
  • Tajikistan, Rudaki Avenue, 17, p. Dushanbe, 734025
  • Site:
  • Date of founding:
  • March 21, 1947
  • Number of students / in the field of AML/CFT:
  • 25 736/125
  • Number of teachers / in the field of AML/CFT:
  • 1 625/13
  • Rector:
  • Nasriddinzoda Emomali Saifiddin
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The Tajik State University

Date of joining the International Network AML/CFT Institute: April 1, 2022 (Protocol of Accession).

The Tajik State University was formed by the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR dated March 21, 1947, number 643. Initially, there were four faculties - geological and soil, biological, historical and philological and (since 1949) physical and mathematical. On February 15, 1997, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan No. 669, in order to increase the efficiency of higher education and streamline the structure of higher education in the Republic of Tajikistan, the Tajik State University was granted the status of an autonomous, self-governing higher educational institution, and it became known as the Tajik National University. Since 2008 - Tajik National University.

The Tajik National University is the first and one of the largest universities in Tajikistan, one of the centers for the development of culture, education and science in the country. Founded in 1947, located in the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan - Dushanbe. Rector - Professor Khushvakhtzoda K.Kh. In the 21st century, TNU has strengthened its leadership in the system of higher education of the Republic of Tajikistan, forms the image of the university education of the republic, implements a system of continuous professional education, expands educational programs for specialist and bachelor's degrees, introduces educational programs for master's and doctoral PhD studies, trains specialists for many sectors of the national economy, as well as for the countries of Central Asia, the CIS and the SCO.

TNU has introduced a credit system of education that corresponds to the Balon system for the following educational programs: - Bachelor's degree - 120 - Specialist - 5 - Master's - 84 - Doctoral PhD - 103. The educational activities of the university in the areas of higher professional and postgraduate education are established at 19 faculties: mechanical and mathematical, physical, chemical, biological, geological, pharmaceutical, medical, historical, legal, economics and management, accounting and digital economy, financial and economic, philological, journalism, Russian philology, languages of Asia and Europe, philosophical, international relations and a joint faculty of TNU and universities of the Republic of Belarus, which unite 118 departments, incl. 111 specialized departments and 7 university-wide.

At TNU also function: Research Institute; Institute for Advanced Studies of Teachers of Higher Educational Establishments of the Republic of Tajikistan; Confucius Institute  Lyceum of natural and mathematical direction; Technology park.

TNU also has: Scientific Library (more than 1 million copies of books, magazines and newspapers, of which more than 910 thousand books, including 1672 ancient manuscripts); 103 educational laboratories; 14 research laboratories; 10 Internet centers; 39 computer classes; 13 language laboratories; Center for the Study of Languages; Center for Biotechnology; Center for Publishing, Printing and Translation; Center for Testing, Information Technology and Distance Learning; Center for Sociological Research and Monitoring. TNU owes its success to highly qualified teaching staff, which it is rightfully proud of.

The scientific and pedagogical potential of TNU is represented by 1,625 teachers, incl. 1,310 full-time teachers, including: 12 academicians of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan; 13 corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan; 178 Doctors of Sciences; 545 PhDs. Of the total number of full-time teaching staff, more than 55.0% have an academic degree, incl. 13.6% - Ph.D.

Over the past 3 years (2018-2020), teachers and staff of the university have defended 377 candidate and 47 doctoral dissertations, i.e. Every year, university teachers defend an average of 125 candidate and 15 doctoral dissertations. 25,736 students study at TNU, of which 18,782 students (73%) study full-time (as of December 30, 2020). Of the total number of students, 9,461 (36.8%) are women.

TNU has 1,417 PhD undergraduates and doctoral students, which is 5.5% of the total number of university students. Of the total number of university students, 245, or 0.9%, are citizens of foreign countries. Citizens of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and others study at TNU. Since 2014 (the year the rating was founded), TNU has consistently ranked first in the rating of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Tajikistan, conducted by the Agency for Supervision of Education under the President Republic of Tajikistan, has been repeatedly recognized as the "Best University of the Republic of Tajikistan", according to the assessment of the non-state publication "Tajikistan".

Within the framework of the CIS Network University Consortium, which unites 38 universities, TNU implements 6 joint master's programs on the 1 + 1 principle. Also, within the framework of the SCO University, which unites 74 universities, TNU implements 5 joint master's programs.

TNU is expanding the network of basic departments and methodological rooms at enterprises and institutions. Much attention is paid to strengthening the infrastructure of basic departments at medical institutions (9 departments). 11 teaching and methodological classrooms, created at secondary schools in Dushanbe, are functioning effectively.

The publication activity of the faculty of the university increased by 1.9 times, from 2,579 publications in 2011 to 4,828 publications in 2020, incl. publication activity in scientific journals indexed in the information and analytical system of scientific citation Scopus and Web of Science increased by 5 times. Within the framework of international projects, university scientists conduct joint research with partners from the University of Bergen (Norway), the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (Germany), etc. To train highly qualified personnel, the university cooperates with leading scientific centers of the Russian Federation, China, Belarus and other countries.

For the period from 2010 to 2019 The TNU Olympic team has consistently won first place in the student Olympiads of the Republic of Tajikistan. The level of participation in international competitions and olympiads is high: first places in international mathematical olympiads in the cities of Mogilev (Belarus), Khorezm (Uzbekistan). The development of international scientific and educational relations, the increase in the number and expansion of the geography of foreign students and, in general, the adoption of effective efforts in the internationalization of education and science is one of the main priorities of the university.

Over the past 5 years (2016-2020), TNU has concluded cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding with 186 universities and research centers of foreign countries, while the total number of foreign partners is 289 units. International activity in recent years has become one of the important areas of the university's work. Conducting joint research, implementing joint undergraduate and graduate educational programs, and in general, diverse interuniversity cooperation with foreign partners has a steady expansion and deepening dynamics.

TNU has partnerships with such leading universities in the world as: Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Russia); Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Russia); Xinhua University (China); Peking University (China); Kabul University (Afghanistan); Belarusian State University (Belarus); Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov (Kazakhstan); University of Porto (Portugal); University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France); Masaryk University (Czech Republic); International Islamic University (Pakistan); Philips Marburg University (Germany); Jagielon University (Poland), etc.

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