INNOVATE, DISCOVER, EXCEL
ABOUT CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLIED RESEARCH
The Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Research (Research Center) is an institution within Central Asian University dedicated to carrying out innovative and impactful research in various fields of study. This center typically operates under the guidance of experienced Committee (on Research Quality and Ethics) members and attracts talented scholars, graduate students, and experts from diverse disciplines. It serves as catalysts for interdisciplinary collaboration, probing the frontiers of knowledge and solving real-world problems. Research Center often secures funding from government agencies, private foundations, and industry partners to support their research activities, enabling them to explore and advance new theories, technologies, and practices. By fostering intellectual curiosity, promoting academic excellence, and connecting academia with industry and society, this center contributes to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of the world.
OUR MISSION
The mission of the CAU Research Center is to foster a culture of innovation, discovery, and knowledge creation by supporting and promoting high-quality research across disciplines. We aim to facilitate groundbreaking research that addresses societal challenges and contributes to the advancement of knowledge.
OBJECTIVES
Facilitate Research Excellence: We strive to provide an environment that enables researchers to excel in their respective fields by offering resources, infrastructure, and support services necessary for conducting impactful research.

Foster Collaborations: We actively promote interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers within the university and with external partners to encourage the exchange of ideas and the pursuit of innovative solutions.

Promote Research Ethics and Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of research ethics and integrity by providing training, resources, and oversight to ensure compliance with ethical guidelines and responsible research practices.

Disseminate Research Findings: We support researchers in effectively communicating their findings through conferences, publications, and other dissemination channels, thereby enhancing the visibility and impact of their work.

Dr. Sardor Azam
Head of Research Center

Email: s.azam@centralasian.uz
Office: CAU, Room # A – 337
Mr. Omadbek Tadjibayev
Specialist at Research Center

Email: o.tadjibayev@centralasian.uz
Office: CAU, Room # A – 337
RESEARCH LABS
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS LAB
Dr. Alisher Dedahanov
Deputy Dean for Research,
Head of Research Lab

Office: Room # A – 355
Email: a.dedaxanov@centralasian.uz
Office hours: by appointment
IT and Engineering Lab
Mr. Makhmudjon SodikoV
Acting Deputy Dean for Research, Head of Research Lab

Office: Room # A – 447
Email: m.sodikov@centralasian.uz
Office hours: by appointment
Dental Lab
Dr. Nithin Kumar
Acting Deputy Dean for Research, Head of Research Lab

Office: Room # A – 255
Email: n.kumar@centralasian.uz
Office hours: by appointment
Medical Lab
Dr. Jeong Chan Park
Deputy Dean for Research,
Head of Research Lab

Office: Room # A – 236
Email: j.park@centralasian.uz
Office hours: by appointment
SERVICES PROVIDED:
FUNDING & Grant Support
- identifying funding opportunities.
- preparing grant proposals and budget development.
- navigating the grant application process.
- providing funds for conference travel.
- supporting the implementation of funded research projects.
Boosting Research Productivity:
- monitoring and assessment of research productivity.
- annual awards to acknowledge outstanding contributions.
- financial remuneration of research outputs.
- coordinating Research Lab affairs.
- providing consultancy services for research project initiation and implementation.
- getting access to external facilities and resources.
- providing access to internationally reputable databases.
Research Communication and Dissemination
- announcing research-related opportunities in institutional media channels.
- assisting in the dissemination of research findings through organizing roundtables, conferences, publications, and public engagement activities.
Research Support
- organizing research-related capacity-building trainings to enhance the research skills of faculty, staff, and students.
- facilitating connections and collaborations among researchers within the university and beyond through networking events, workshops, and online platforms.
- assistance with grant application processes.
PROJECTS
Development of innovative curricula and modules in Circular Economy and Sustainable Development
Project acronym: CirculEC
Topic: ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE-STRAND-2
Type of action: ERASMUS Lump Sum Grants
Granting authority: European Education and Culture Executive Agency
Project Coordinator: Dr. Sardor Azam, Head of Research at CAU
Project duration: 36 months, 2023-2026
Enhancement of entrepreneurship skills among women to provide gender equality and employability for citizens of Uzbekistan
Project acronym: EMPOWER
Topic: ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE-STRAND-1
Type of action: ERASMUS Lump Sum Grants
Granting authority: European Education and Culture Executive Agency
Project Coordinator: Mrs. Janar Abuova, Deputy Head of ELT & EM Department
Project duration: 36 months, 2023-2026
Interaction of industrial enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Belarus in the context of the formation of a digital and innovative economy: scientific and methodological foundations and tracks
Field: Economic sciences
Type of project: fundamental
Head of project: Dr. Sardor Azam, Head of Research at CAU
Granting authority: Agency for Innovative Development under the Ministry for Higher Education, Science, and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Project duration: 24 months, 2024-2025
CAU PROFESSORS’ PUBLICATIONS
You can reach us at: research@centralasian.uz