Welcome to International Agriculture University

Dear students,

Welcome to IAU.

You have arrived at a vibrant, multi-cultural and challenging university and a city that will demand your attention. International Agriculture University will serve as petri dish for learning and experience and its network with other universities all round the world. Here at IAU, we connect science and practice in a conscious and deliberate manner, and we hope that – in addition to realizing your own plans – you can come into contact with the diversity, interdisciplinarity and multidimensionality of science education and practice in IAU. We want to offer you study opportunities, in order to facilitate explorative, practice-based learning at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Do take advantage of the diverse opportunities that International Agriculture University and Tashkent have to offer! A new environment also always creates new perspectives and shifts tried and true relationships; it opens up new possibilities for learning and living.

Because we know that your concerns at the beginning of your time here are not purely academic, this Guide will give you thoroughly practical tips and information in order to help you tackle problems and deal with challenges in your everyday life. Of course, the International Department is also available to you as a point of contact. After you have overcome the initial problems and challenges, we hope that you will contribute your experience and your background to the University. We anticipate that we can learn from you how one views and understands the world and IAU elsewhere. You are making a valuable contribution by adding to the reputation of the faculties and departments of IAU as international forums of scientific and personal exchange.

You want to study, certainly; but make sure that you also take advantage of the opportunities offered to you by university sports, by the various choirs and student collaboratives, as well as all of the other extracurricular activities. Give IAUians a chance to get to know you. In the Student Welcome Centre there are many services and programs available to you: our info desk, a visa service, mentoring programmes and a language exchange. The Student Welcome Centre is a contact point, where you will not only come into contact with other students, but where you will also find information on events, intercultural trainings, workshops and tutorials. The International Department should, in addition to your department, also become and remain a fixed point of reference during your period of study. After you have completed your studies at IAU, you will have the opportunity to become part of our alumni programme and remain informed about developments at IAU. We would like to remain in touch with you.

On behalf of International Agriculture University, we wish you a successful stay.