TIMUR Project

The TIMUR project consortium consists out of 7 Uzbek universities and 13 EU universities. The core domain of TIMUR consortium is Life Sciences. Partnerships addresses the following thematic fields of study: Agricultural Science, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Natural Science, Social Science and Geography. Through participation in the project of non-Life Sciences universities, TIMUR addresses as well the thematic fields of Business studies & Management Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Mathematics & Informatics & Communication.

The wider objective of Partnership is 'From Life Sciences to Sciences for Life' and collaborations between all life sciences stakeholders, from academic to private sector, to policy makers and civil society and to improve the networking and knowledge exchange between the public and private sectors as well as between industry and research. Within these four pillars are distinguished: Agriculture, Industry, new Technologies and Business. Knowledge – the triangle of education, research and innovation - has been recognised as one of the priority areas of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. And within knowledge triangle, Education especially, is seen as an essential element in the innovation process. Effective knowledge transfer is crucial for turning scientific research into innovations that improve the quality of life and enhance industrial competitiveness.



TIMUR project uses scholarships (read pdf) as a tool to create partnership which brings together the fields of education, technology, research, business and entrepreneurship, in order to produce new innovations and introduce them to Uzbekistan. The TIMUR project introduces the new cooperation patterns and will foster the Partnership through education and research on the related topics.

TIMUR offers scholarships to candidates from Uzbekistan who want to focus on study and research which will foster the creation of new ideas and turn them into innovative products, services, processes and policies.

The TIMUR project aims at the following specific objectives:

  • Open up UZ Universities to business and international cooperation in particular thought R&D collaboration with business
  • To enhance institutional capacity of UZ HEI for future academic mobility exchange by means of upgrading qualification of academic and administrative staff on knowledge transfer and introducing study programs in English or German language
  • To facilitate the transfer of academic expertise to UZ academic institutions, upgrade curricula and to modernize research & teaching methods
  • To exchange of scientific knowledge on the related research/education topics by means of joint supervision of MSc or PhD thesis work
  • Fostering cooperation between AGRINATURA alliance and CASCADE consortium on development of innovative master and doctorates programs including double degrees programs
  • Upgrading of the internal QA System at UZ universities by means of training of UZ staff on QA systems
  • To train future EM grantees on Intercultural communication before coming to EU and TG2 HEI on organization of academic exchange mobility program.

145 fellowships are available for candidates from Uzbekistan to Europe within the framework TIMUR grant from July 2013 till June 2017.

Read more in the flyer and in the poster for Scholarships.

Scholarships for knowledge and innovations

TIMUR Lead applicant is Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

Project Office

Mrs. Ewa Wietsma-Łącka

Wageningen University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6708 PB Wageningen
The Netherlands
tel. +31 317 484829 | fax. +31 317 419000
email: ewa.wietsma(at)