About us

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. 

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.

Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. 

We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. 

We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to work with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

In Uzbekistan

Our centre in Uzbekistan was established in 1996. We are here to create learning and development opportunities for people in Uzbekistan by providing access to information, ideas and expertise from the UK and around the world.

We aim to work with partners countrywide and our priorities are to support:

  • Education and training needs of young people in Uzbekistan. 
  • Development of reform policies.
  • English language learning needs of teachers and students.
  • Creative communities and building cultural links with the UK.
  • Social development. 
  • Initial activities in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.