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University in Uzbekistan Joins SCCJR as New International Partner

01 Jun 2021

We are delighted to announce that a new international partner has joined the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan is the latest to join the Centre.

In 2018 SCCJR formalised partnerships with internationally renowned criminological research centres and departments: the Universities of Toronto, Oslo, Hong Kong, Leuven and the Queensland University of Technology with Tashkent State University of Law becoming the sixth.

Umidjon Toshimov, Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Tashkent said of the new partnership:

“I hope it will enable us to foster Southern Criminological debates involving scholars and early career researchers whose interest intersect between the crime and justice issues of current Central Asian states by means of holding joint conferences, workshops and seminars, and hopefully publishing potential research outputs with the academic staff of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. “

Julie Berg, Associate Director at SCCJR leads on the internationalisation portfolio for the Centre, said: “Strong international engagement is essential to build links with scholars and organisations around the world who are best placed to collaborate on issues of global reach and to facilitate the Centre contributing to a critical, global understanding of crime, harm, and justice, thereby playing a progressive role in scholarship and policy.

“We look forward to working with our colleagues at Tashkent State University of Law and developing deeper understandings of their work and research interests.”

You can read more about our international engagement and partners on our website.