Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on December 15 signed a decree on establishing the Islamic Academy in the country, according to  

The decree says that the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan is the founder of the Islamic Academy that will be a non-state higher educational and research institution.

The Academy will have a two-year MA course (two), a three-year basic doctorate course and a three-year doctorate course. says the Academy will accept nationals of Uzbekistan and other countries for education and research on a contract-grant basis.  

For independent researchers, the Academy is planned to provide opportunities for distance training and independent research.  

The decree notes that the Academy will accept 16 students for a master’s degree programs in the 2018-2019 academic year.