Tajik agrarian University named after. Sh. Shotemur
Tajik agrarian University named after Shirinshoh Shotemur is one of the leading universities of the Republic of Tajikistan, which trains highly qualified personnel for the country's agro-industrial complex. The task of bringing personnel closer to production, taking into account the zonal location of agricultural sectors in the Central Asian republics, has caused the need to create specialized universities that train specialists in more narrow areas. This predetermined the formation of the Central Asian fruit and vegetable Institute in 1931, based on the self-faculty of Central Asian state University, with its location in Khodzhent. The reason for the location in Khojent was that the Khojent district was the main horticultural area of the republic and a promising base for the developing canning industry in Tajikistan. Based on this, the Institute was instructed to start working in 1931 as part of five departments: fruit, vegetable, viticulture, protection of garden plants and organization of large-scale fruit and vegetable production. At that time, the Institute had 13 specialized departments, whose teachers trained 205 and 336 students of the faculty. Later, the institute was located in Dushanbe.
In 1934, the Institute was reorganized and renamed the Tajik agricultural Institute, taking into account scientific, pedagogical and scientific achievements, as well as the training of qualified specialists in the field of agriculture. In 1992 the decision of the Administration of RT, the Institute received the University status, he became known as the Tajik agrarian University (decision of the Council of Ministers of 10 August 1992, No. 311 Dushanbe). In 2009, in honor of the Hero of Tajikistan TAU was renamed into the Tajik agrarian University named after Shirinshoh Shotemur.
Over the 88 years of its activity, the University has trained 53510 highly qualified specialists, 70 percent of whom are from the years of state Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan, who work not only in the republic, but also abroad. In 13 academic buildings of the University there are 10 faculties, 50 departments, 210 classrooms, 67 educational and scientific laboratories, 15 computer centers, 3 Internet centers, research Institute of biotechnology and center for advanced training of agricultural workers and 2 educational and production facilities in the Hissar and Javanese regions.
Teaching activities are carried out by more than 454 teachers, including part-time teachers, including 6 Academicians of the RT Academy of Sciences, 6 corresponding members, 46 doctors of science, 52 professors and 145 candidates of science, associate professors, and 260 teachers.
Currently, the Tajik agrarian University named after Shirinshoh Shotemur is a center of science in the training of highly qualified personnel in the field of agriculture, whose history is closely linked to the development of agriculture in the Republic.
In 2003, Tajik agrarian University named after Shirinshoh Shotemur was awarded the international award "Era of quality" for its outstanding contribution to quality assurance and excellence. University is a member of the network of Euro-Asian-Atlantic Universities, and is also a member of the Alliance of specialized universities in China and Central Asia.
In March 2017, at the suggestion of the international nominee Committee SOCRATES from the Organization of the Oxford Academy of England, for the fruitful development of international relations, Tau named after sh. Shotemur was awarded the honorary title "BEST UNIVERSITY of the YEAR".
On April 26, 2017, for its valuable contribution to the field of inventions and innovations, the University was awarded the honorary coat of arms of the State institution "national center for patents and information" of the Ministry of economic development and trade of the Republic of Tajikistan.
From here, the University received recognition not only in the Tajikistan, but also abroad. The University management pays great attention to the research work of the University and their effective application in production. Topics of research papers are devoted to important pressing issues in agriculture. The University is proud that the results of the work of University scientists are author's certificates, patents, inventions, etc. over the past 10 years, their number has reached almost 80. The University has 5 dissertation councils for 10 specialties, for the defense of candidate and doctoral theses, 4 of which are national councils. It should be noted that in 2019, 34 scientific papers were protected at the dissertation councils, of which 11 applicants are employees of the agrarian university.
One of the important directions in the University's strategy: close cooperation and active involvement of specialists from foreign partner universities in order to improve the skills of University teachers, exchange scientific and pedagogical experience and scientific achievements, and bring the curriculum closer to international standards of education. Thus, our University has close ties with 130 universities from 26 foreign countries and 19 international organizations. Our University also provides education to students from foreign countries, their number is more than 300 people.
400 thousand special, educational, methodical, political, and artistic literature presented in the library of the University are of great use for the effective educational process, expanding the knowledge, outlook of specialists, and the outlook of students. The total area of the library is 1000 square meters, of which 663 is the reading room, which holds 500 seats. Currently, the library Fund has 119 thousand books in electronic form.
On the basis of the university there are 2 educational and production facilities-in the Javanese and Hissar districts, the research Institute of Biotechnology with branches in the Tavildara and Shahristan regions.
The University administration pays great attention to proper education, providing favorable conditions for full-fledged leisure and healthy lifestyle of students. They can play various sports on campus.
Our University in the National testing center under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan is located at number 103.