The University was founded by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on May 13, 2016 on the basis of the Faculty of Uzbek Philology of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek and the Faculty of Uzbek Language and Literature of the Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizami, together with the Alisher Navo'i Institute of Language and Literature of the Academy of Sciences.


This decree has become the golden page in the annals of our state, an important stage in the ongoing large-scale reforms in the field of restoring naonal values and reviving the centuries-old leading status of Uzbekistan as a center of cultural, educaonal, scienfic life of the people of Central Asia. This is a historical document, which has had a dramac effec on the development of the nave language and literature. The university combines such priories as increasing the authority of the Uzbek language at the internaonal level and determining its place among other languages of the world, boosng the internaonal researches that have been carried out in the field of nave language and literature, achieving full use of the Uzbek language in various fields as economic, polical and social life of the Republic; the organizaon of teaching of the Uzbek language and literature on the basis of new informaon and educaonal technologies, creang electronic version of the Uzbek language, translaon of our rich and ancient literary heritage into other languages of the world. The university is considered to be the basic higher educaonal instuon for the training of translators who are supposed to make the masterpieces of the Uzbek classical and modern literature property of the world community, retraining and advanced training of workers in this field, creang diconaries and teaching materials in these areas.


1918-1920 - Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of CASU
1921-1942 - Faculty of Oriental Studies CASU
1942-1956 - History and philology of CASU
1956-1981 - Faculty of Philology (Uzbek, Russian, Romano-German and journalism) Tashkent State University
1981-2016 - Uzbek philology NUUz
1935-1950 Faculty of the Uzbek language and literature TSPI
1950-1968 - Faculty of History and Philology of TSPI
1968-1976 - Faculty of Philology (Uzbek, Kazakh, Russian, Tatar) TSPI