Within the framework of development of the bilateral relations, that are based on cooperation between the governments of Tajikistan and South Korea, on May 14, 2024, the Rector of the Technological University of Tajikistan Rahmonzoda Zoir Faizali met with the official representative of the Korean organization WTIT – «Transfer of Global Communication Technologies», who is also the director of the Joint Center of Tajikistan and Korea at the University mister Yongho Park. During the meeting, the parties discussed the results of multiyear fruitful cooperation of the University and the Joint Center with Korean partners and organizations on development of the education system in Tajikistan, introduction of modern educational and methodological technologies and improvement of the material and technical base of the University. The Rector of the University especially noted the contribution of the Joint Tajik-Korean Center on introduction the modern means of information and communication technologies and implementation of scientific and technical achievements in the University activity, organization of scientific and cultural events and promotion of joint scientific and educational activities.

The parties mentioned that the purpose of cooperation, first of all, is to increase the University potential on development a modern material and technical base, improvement its personnel and teaching potential on information and communication technologies, preparing competitive graduates who meet the requirements of the labor market, as well as strengthening prestige of the University in the domestic, regional and global educational space. Based on the best practices of Korean partners, the University as an educational institution focused on engineering and technical, technological vocational education, by preparing competitive specialists in the field of information and communication technologies, can take an appropriate position in the regional and global education and labor market. As one of the important factors, this process, which based on using of information and communication technologies, digital transformation and introduction of artificial intelligence technologies, by relying on Korea successful experience in this direction, can have a great impact in the development of domestic industry, in particular on increasing the professional competencies of specialists in the field of information and communication technologies.

It has been mentioned that by the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea, the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and the Korean Organization for International Cooperation (KOICA), the Joint Tajik-Korean Center of the Technological University of Tajikistan provides all the necessary conditions for organizing the educational process and training trainers at the proper level. The Center is provided with a modern educational space, equipped with the latest information and communication technologies and equipped with the necessary equipment. Currently, as part of the Center’s activities, several teachers from South Korea regularly teach University students modern programming languages, robotics, development of programs for drones’ management and artificial intelligence.

In 2022, taking into account the certain tendency of students to learn the Korean language and study in Korea, the «King Sejong Institute Language Center» was created on the base of the Technological University of Tajikistan, which can make a significant contribution on preparing for receiving a professional education, familiarization with the Korean history and culture, expansion the worldview and formation the technical culture of a new generation.

At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed that upon arising an additional opportunities, they will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation to achieve significant results in joint scientific researches and transfer of branch’s advanced technologies.