Structured doctoral programme “Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia”


  • An innovative structured doctoral programme,
  • based at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan,
  • established and maintained jointly with German & international partners,
  • financially supported by the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany & the Government of Uzbekistan.

The Programme intends to act as a model for higher standards of doctoral education, international networking and academic output for other disciplines and universities throughout Central Asia.

Structured education to enable independent research

  • Provision of a modularised, structured training programme for doctoral researchers
  • Inclusion of advanced early career researchers into teaching
  • Teach the teachers trainings
  • Outreach to existing doctoral education programmes in Uzbekistan

10 PhD positions in research areas:

  1. farm restructuring & labour relations
  2. agricultural innovation & technology
  3. agricultural policy
  4. environmental change & agriculture
  5. water governance

Partners in Germany:

  • Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU)
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
  • Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg (MLU)


Programme Director:

Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick

Institut für Agrarpolitik und Marktforschung

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Senckenbergstraße 3

35390 Gießen

Phone: +49-641-99 37033




Local Coordinator:

Dr. Nozilakhon Mukhamedova

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME)

39 Kari Niyazov Street,

100000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Phone: (+99899) 4058505



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