Employee of Inha University in Tashkent won the scholarship contest of the «El-Yurt Umidi» Foundation

1) Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Shirin Tulaganova, I am 23 years old and I am a graduate of 2021 from Inha University in Tashkent. Currently I work as a leading specialist in the department of academic affairs of Inha University in Tashkent. I recently found out that I became the winner of the 2nd scholarship competition of the El-Yurt Umidi Foundation 2022.

2) What is the name of the master’s program and university you are enrolled in?

I was accepted into the Faculty of Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management (GSCLM) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.

3) What made you choose this program?

Since I was born in a family of intellectuals, special attention was paid to the upbringing of a girl in our family. I am very grateful to my grandfather Khairulla Kobilovich Aripov, who was an accomplished scientist, a selfless teacher, an honest and noble person. We were always told at home that we could only rely on our own strengths and knowledge. Grandfather said that a person should achieve all his goals in life through acquired knowledge, honest work and patience. “The knowledge of a boy is the knowledge of himself, and the knowledge of a girl is the knowledge of society” – these words still ring in my head. After graduating from Inha University in Tashkent, I worked in the private sector. I was able to apply the knowledge gained from highly educated foreign professors at the university. During my work, I realized that in our country there is a shortage of national personnel for the development of logistics at the level of world standards. I realized that the knowledge that I received after graduating from the undergraduate program is not enough to achieve high goals in this area. Therefore, in order to improve my knowledge and skills, to have a more scientific approach in my field, I applied for master’s programs in logistics at a number of universities in Europe. I was successfully accepted to universities in Germany and the UK, and I chose the University of Sussex.

4) What opportunities did the El-yurt umidi fund give you?

The El-Yurt Umidi Foundation, created on the direct initiative of the head of our state, first of all created for me the material and moral basis for studying at a university that is one of the most prestigious universities in the world in order to become a national personnel with international knowledge and experience. I was highly motivated by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to further accelerate work on systemic support for families and women” (PD-No. 87 dated 03/07/2022) dated March 7, 2022, which was adopted to encourage women to study graduate programs, as well as further enhance their role in the development of society.

5) How strong was the competition?

It should be recognized that all the candidates who participated in the competition were scientists with their own strengths, clear goals and independent opinions. It is a great honor for me to be among those who are considered the most worthy among such talented young people of our country!

6) What surprised you the most during admission?

Absolute transparency at all stages of the selection processes. The scientific and spiritual culture of the members of the board of the foundation deserves special praise. I personally witnessed that each candidate was given a full opportunity to fully demonstrate their knowledge and talent, and he was fairly evaluated.

7) What results do you expect from studying at the university?

Based on the current knowledge and new practices that I plan to get at the University of Sussex, I would like to find the right solutions to the existing problems in the field of logistics in Uzbekistan, and I hope to implement these solutions after returning to my country.

8) What are your plans for the future?

One of my goals is to gain the knowledge and experience of leading UK educational institutions within my specialty and apply them to further facilitate Uzbekistan’s entry into the European market. The GSCLM MSc program offered by the University of Sussex will meet my professional and personal goals. In the future, I plan to gain valuable professional and cultural experience, using which I want to serve the development of Uzbekistan as a highly qualified, sought-after worker. After all, the flight into the sky of the world of science of the scientists of the country, using all their strength and capabilities to raise their daughters, will always be high and stable!