Integration of Knowledge and Practice: Master Classes on Bioeconomy at Tashkent State Agrarian University
On November 8, 2023, within the framework of the project «New Master's Degree Curricula for Sustainable Bioeconomy in Uzbekistan» (BioEcUz), Tashkent State Agrarian University hosted two significant master classes. These events, realized in collaboration with professors from Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, were aimed at strengthening ties between academic circles, business community representatives, and other interested parties in the field of bioeconomy.
Professors from Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Vlada Vitunskiene and Daiva Makuteniene, conducted the first master class, focused on solving ecological problems related to waste disposal. The main goal of this master class was to address issues faced not only by citizens but also by enterprises. The master class facilitated the unification of young people into groups, whose ideas were to unite to achieve set goals and solve tasks. Participants - including students, teachers, and professionals from the business sector - actively participated in discussions, offering innovative ideas and solutions. The session fostered the formation of creative groups to develop practical projects in the field of ecology and sustainable development.
Professor Dina Popluga from the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies presented a master class dedicated to the role of bioeconomy in the modern world, particularly in the context of replacing fossil resources. Among the participants were not only students of various levels of education but also representatives of the business community, which enriched the discussion with diverse perspectives and professional views. Special attention was paid to adapting international strategies to the local conditions of Uzbekistan.
These master classes emphasize the importance of synergy between theoretical knowledge and practical application in the field of bioeconomy. They provide a unique platform for exchanging ideas and best practices between academic circles and business representatives, which is critically important for the implementation of sustainable development principles.
The events under the BioEcUz project at Tashkent State Agrarian University open new horizons for all participants, encouraging collaborative work on ecological and economic issues relevant to Uzbekistan.