January. At Tashkent state university the seminar "National program for training specialists and university education" was held.
April 2-3. The conference "Significance of spirituality of Uzbeks in development of world culture and the training of specialists" was held.
April 7. A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On creating the Tashkent Islamic university" was issued.
May 11-13. The 4th conference "Cosmic research, technology and conversion" was held in Tashkent by Uzbekkosmos and the European cosmic agency.
June. At the Asian studies institute a conference "Culture of Central Asia in the 10-12th cc and the heritage of Imam al-Maturidi" was held.
June. At Cairo university the conference "Uzbekistan in the 21st c: state building, politics in the theory and practice of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov" was held.
July 2. The Minister of education S.Gulomov read greetings by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at a forum of the first graduates of the UMID program for young students studying abroad. Presidential adviser T.Riskiev gave the students diplomas.
September 2. The Tashkent Islamic university opened. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke.
September 28. The first geo-economic map of Uzbekistan was issued.
November 5. In Khiva the conference "Djalaliddin Manguberdy - defender of the motherland" was held.
November 18-20. In Tashkent the conference "Man, spirituality and social progress" was held.
November 19-20. In Tashkent the conference "The works of al-Maturidi and his place in the culture of the East" was held.
Culture and social life.
February 6. The book "We are building our future with our hands" by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was published based on questions from the press agency Turkeston.
February 9. The book "Dream of a harmonious generation" based on the speech by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to the Oliy Majlis and his answers to questions posed by Tafakkur journal about the national model of reforms to education was published.
March 10. In New York a book by Lynn Visson "The art of Uzek cuisine" was published.
March 11. The book "Allah in our souls and hearts" based on answers by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to Turkeston Press was published in Russian and Uzbek.
May 22. The book "Respect for women" was published, based on speeches of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, official documents, poems and articles by Uzbek writers, the words of heroic women and illustrations. It shows the great steps forward for women since independence.
July 4. In Navoi there was a national festival of akyns - masters of sung epics. Nurlybek Taskaraev won first prize.
July 27. The book of writings by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov including "Uzbekistan: its road to independence and progress", "Uzbekistan: its road to the market" and "Allah in our souls and hearts" was published in Saudi Arabia.
August 19. The book "Islam Karimov on the national state, ideology of independence and legal culture" was published by the Academy of the Interior ministry in Russian and Uzbek.
October 27. A book by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was published in Hindi in India with a forward by the Foreign minister Djasvant Singh.
October 22. The conference "Women and the law in Central Asia" was published in Tashkent.
November 5. In Urgench the 800th anniversary of Jaloliddin Mangubergy was celebrated. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke.
November 6. In Termez the 1000the anniversary of Alpamysh was celebrated. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke.
January 14. A resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On improving health administration" was issued.
January 14. A resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On procedures to produce medicines" was issued.
January. At the judo competition in Tokyo, Uzbek citizen Andre Shturbabin won the gold medal.
February. In Plovdiv (Bulgaria) the boxing tournament was won by Ruslan Chagaev. Muhammadkadyr Abdullaev won the silver and Sergei Mihailov - the bronze.
May 26-30. In Tashkent the first universiad attracted 1000 students in five types of sports.
May. At the first Tashkent medical institute, the museum of the history of this ancient medical college was opened.
In Navoi the second national championship in kiokushin-kaikan karate took place.
June 10. The conference "Regional problems of rational eating" was held.
June. The first number of "Uzbek surgeon" was issued in Uzbek, English and Russian.
September 13-18. In Tashkent the international tennis tournament President's cup was held. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov gave the winner Nikolas Kifer and runner-up George Bustle their prizes.
September. In Tashkent the first children's tennis tournament sponsored by the UN was held.
October 8. The third Cental Asian games finished in Tashkent. Uzbekistan won 17 gold, 27 silver and 25 bronze medals.
October 23. At the opening of the 20th Asian boxing championship in Tashkent, Dr Anvar Chaudri awarded President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov the International boxing association cup for his contribution to boxing. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov donated this award to the Olympic museum.
October. In Vladikavkaz at the world championship for invalids in arm wrestling, Uzbek citizen Umid Ahmedov became world champion for the second time.
October. In Seoul, Uzbek citizen Iroda Tuliaganova won the women's tennis tournament.
November 27. In Lubsk, Germany, Uzbek sportsman Artur Grigorian won his tenth world championship title.
December 7. A new medical center opened in Tashkent to support poor families with many children, a joint project of the Red Crescent society of Uzbekistan and the Red Cross of Spain.