June 01, 2021

ICF and MGIMO-Tashkent sign a long-term Memorandum of Cooperation

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) and MGIMO-Tashkent signed a Memorandum of Cooperation until 2025. As part of this agreement, ICF has already funded the purchase of technical equipment and transport for the university. This summer ICF will launch new scholarship programme for MGIMO-Tashkent students.

The scholarship programme is open to applicants from Uzbekistan with ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ levels of the Certificate of Secondary Education, and winners of scientific, creative and sports competitions on the national or international level, young activists and community leaders. . The programme is also open to applicants with special needs and those who had been left without parental care before the age of 18.

Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee based on supplementary documents and results of an interview. To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must successfully pass the standard MGIMO-Tashkent admissions procedure. Detailed information and questionnaire for applicants will be available on the university’s website during the admissions period (www.uzb.mgimo.ru).

ICF founder Dr Patokh Chodiev outlined, ‘Supporting young people and their pursuit of knowledge, and developing and investing into potential of the new generation have always been and will always remain a key priority for the Foundation. I am immensely grateful to MGIMO, my alma mater, for the knowledge I received and the role it played in my formation as a person and as a professional. I am very happy that from today, talented young people of Uzbekistan have an opportunity to access the same education.’

ICF has been supporting MGIMO since its establishment in 1996. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has been funding a number of scholarship programmes for students with outstanding academic achievements, offering international internship training for students and faculty members, and sponsoring research events, conferences and competitions. An important area of the ICF’s cooperation with MGIMO is support of the university’s publishing activities – funding grants for writing and publishing academic research, purchasing printing equipment, and sponsoring MGIMO’s online information and training resources.

Dr Patokh Chodiev graduated from MGIMO in 1976. He is a member of the MGIMO Board of Trustees, and one of the three founders of the MGIMO Endowment Fund, the oldest and largest endowment fund in Russia.  

About MGIMO-Tashkent

MGIMO-Tashkent is the first foreign branch of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO).The agreement to establish the MGIMO branch in Tashkent was signed by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in October 2018. MGIMO-Tashkent launched its first educational programmes in Uzbekistan in September 2019, and now offers six undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, unparalleled in its offering.  Students are taught by leading MGIMO professors, and are offered pre-entry preparation programmes, foreign language training based on unique methodology, study scholarships and modern campus facilities in the centre of Tashkent. The programmes are structured as modules, and include ‘Moscow modules’ when students from Uzbekistan study at MGIMO in Moscow and become a part of the larger MGMIMO community. 

MGIMO-Tashkent website: https://uzb.mgimo.ru

About International Chodiev Foundation (ICF)

The International Chodiev Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1996 by international businessman and philanthropist Dr Patokh Chodiev. The Foundation’s work comprises a broad range of charitable programmes in the CIS countries, Asia and Europe. In Uzbekistan, the work is carried out by the ICF’s Representative Office, which was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 28 August 2017. The main objectives of the Foundation in Uzbekistan are to provide charitable assistance in the social, scientific, and medical fields, to support culture, art, and sports, and to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable people, educational and medical institutions. To find out more about International Chodiev Foundation please visit: www.internationalchodievfoundation.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

About the ICF Founder

Patokh Chodiev was born on 15 April 1953 in Jizzakh, Uzbekistan. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a Doctor of Political Science. Dr Chodiev is a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the author of more than 30 scientific papers on the history, economy and politics of Japan.

Press enquiries

Umida Khusainova, Coordinator of the ICF’s Representative Office in Uzbekistan: 

Tel: +998 93 172 52 52

Email: info@chodievfoundation.com

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