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Ismailov Murod

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Research fields
Foreign language education
International relations
Area studies
Research keywords
EMI, Intercultural education, foreign language education, telecollaboration, collaborative learning, CALL
Research projects
The study of pedagogical competencies and skills of Japanese faculty involved in the English-Medium Instruction (EMI)2021-05 -- 2024-03Ismailov Murod (PI)JSPS/Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)4,160,000Yen
Fostering researchers for mining informatics & network construction for sustainable resource development in Central Asia & Japan2021-04 -- 2024-03Akita UniversityJSPS/Core to Core Program B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms23,100,000Yen
Telecollaboration as Inquiry-based learning for enhancing Intercultural communication skills of Japanese students2019-08 -- 2022-03Murod Ismailov (PI)Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up1,950,000Yen
A Post-Socialist State and Poverty in Central Asia: Implications for the Theory of Human Security2013-08 -- 2015-03Ismailov Murod (PI)Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up1,430,000Yen
Economic Causes of Political Violence in Asia2014-04 -- 2015-03Ismailov Murod (PI)University of Tsukuba/HASS Doctoral program small research grant250,000Yen
Uzbek 'Mahalla': Catalyst for Order and Security in Central Asia2012-02 -- 2014-03Ismailov Murod (PI)Gerda Henkel Foundation (Germany)/Security, Society and the State (research area)2,500,000Yen
Education and Social Capital in post-Soviet countries2009-08 -- 2010-01Ismailov Murod (PI)Rumsfeld Foundation, Washington DC, US/Central Asia - Caucasus Institute Fellowship grant350,000Yen
Career history
2018-10 -- (current)University of Tsukuba, Center for Education in Global Communication (CEGLOC), Assistant Professor
2019-04 -- (current)Japan National Police Academy, International Police Center, Visiting Instructor
2018-04 -- 2020-09Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, GLIP Program, Part-time Lecturer
2017-10 -- 2018-03University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, Part-time Lecturer
2017-04 -- 2017-09University of Tsukuba, Research Project (MEXT - Russia), Part-time Researcher
2013-02 -- 2017-03University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, Assistant Professor
2011-04 -- 2012-03University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Advanced Japanese and International Studies CAJS, Part-time Researcher
2007-05 -- 2010-11University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan Faculty of International Relations, Associate Dean
Academic background
2020-08 -- 2021-09Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education Certificate Program in Media and Technology for EducationCompleted
2007-05 -- 2010-10University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Graduate School of International Relations, PhD Program in International RelationsCompleted
2004-09 -- 2006-07Cranfield University & UK Defence Academy, Defense College of Management and Technology, Master of Science (Global Security Studies) *distinctionsGraduated
2002-09 -- 2004-06University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Graduate School of International Relations, Master of Arts (International Relations) *distinctionsGraduated
1997-09 -- 2001-07Samarkand State University, Department of History, Bachelor of Arts (History)Graduated
2001-07BA in HistorySamarkand State University
2004-06MA in International relationsUniversity of World Economy and Diplomacy
2006-07MSc in Global SecurityCranfield University & UK Defence Academy
2010-10PhD in Political ScienceUniversity of World Economy and Diplomacy
Licenses and qualifications
2021-082021 Summer Institute Certificate, Teaching Linguistic Politeness & Intercultural Awareness, CARLA, University of Minnesota, USA
2021-07PD Certificate, Online Teaching and Learning in Action (5/15-6/29), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, US
2021-06Professional Learning Record, 21C Teaching & Learning, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, USA
2021-05Certificate, Effective Classroom Conversations (XEDUC201XB - 005) Center for Professional Development, Stanford University, USA
2021-05FD Certificate, L2 Multimodal Composing for Language Learning, CERCCL, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, USA
2021-04PD Certificate, Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom, CERCCL, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, USA
2021-04Certificate, Reading Multimodality: Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts, CERCLL, University of Arizona, USA
2021-03Certificate, Literacy, Unbound: Creating Multimodal student projects, CPET, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
2021-02Certificate, Screen-Time Savvy: Skills and Strategies to Deepen Digital and Media Literacy, HGSE, Harvard University, USA
2021-01Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods: Conversational Interviewing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Academic societies
2021-09 -- (current)EMI Research Group, Oxford University (
2021-06 -- (current)American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2021-04 -- (current)Education Technology Management, Technical Committee (ICETM.ORG)
2020-12 -- (current)JALT Computer-assisted language learning SIG
2020-12 -- (current)The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
2020-11 -- (current)International Academic Forum (IAFOR -
2019-03 -- (current)National AfterSchool Association (USA)
2014-01 -- 2015-01Southern Political Science Association, USA (
2013-01 -- (current)Central Asian Development Network
2009-11 -- (current)CAMCA Regional Network (
Honors & Awards
2006-06Best MSc Dissertation, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom
2005-12UK Defence Academy Best Defense Diplomacy FellowAcademic achievements
Conference, etc.
  • “Managing the two ‘unknowns’ for effective Kakenhi grant proposals: Lessons learnt from successful applications”
    Ismailov Murod
    The 3rd JSPS/KAKENHI Grant Application Seminar for Non-Japanese Researchers July 6, 2021,  University of Tsukuba/2021-07-06--2021-07-06
  • Designing motivating online assignments and telecollaborative tasks in the time of a pandemic: evidence from a post-course survey study in Japan.
    Ismailov Murod
    The Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE2021-Online), United States/2021-03-29--2021-04-02
  • Inquiry-based telecollaborative model of language exchange and intercultural communication (a theoretical investigation).
    Ismailov Murod
    Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Imagining the Future, Empowering the World: Approaches to Language Teaching, Learning, and Research. Second Language Acquisition & Teaching Program, University of Arizona, USA./2021-02-06--2021-02-06
  • Perceptions and Processes of Virtual Teamwork Involving Japanese Undergraduate Students
    Ismailov Murod
    The IAFOR International Conference on Education, January 6-10, 2021. Honolulu, Hawaii, United States/2021-01-06--2021-01-10
  • Telecollaboration through Inquiry: How deliberate intra-cultural learning promotes intercultural communicative competence
    Ismailov Murod
    Tsukuba Global science Week 2020 - Section: Data Science in Collaboration DaSciC 2020/2020-09--2020-12
  • Assignment Design for Emergency Remote Classroom: Effects on Student Motivation & Learning
    Ismailov Murod
    4th Annual Conference of the Center for Education of Global Communication (CEGLOC), University of Tsukuba, Japan/2020-12-05--2020-12-05
  • Online Exchanges and Inquiry-based Learning: Implications for Nurturing Learners' Intercultural Communication Skills
    Ismailov Murod
    The 19th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, Princeton, U.S.A./2020-10-18--2020-10-19
  • Can Social Capital Be Nurtured Outside a Democratic System? A Comparative Perspective on Uzbekistan and Japan
    Ismailov Murod
    The 85th Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), New Orleans, USA/2014-01-09--2014-01-12
2021-08 -- 2021-08Intensive course - English reading skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba
2021-08 -- 2121-08Aspects of Contemporary Japan 1 (Global Liberal Arts Program)Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
2021-08 -- 2021-08Japan in the World (Global Liberal Arts Program)Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
2021-08 -- 2021-08English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Presentation Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Reading Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Presentation Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
Other educational activities
2019-04 -- (current)Special language instructionJapan National Police Academy
2013-10 -- 2013-10Research Training: Communal Civil Society in AsiaUniversity of Tsukuba, CAJS, Gerda Henkel Foundation
Professional activities
2021-05 -- (current)Academic Writing Support Desk (AWSD) at the University of Tsukuba (launching in 2021 Oct )Coordinator/Consultant
University Management
2019 -- 2020Entrance Examination (English)Member
2018-11 -- (current)University of Tsukuba - FD CommitteeTreasurer
Other activities
2021-09 -- (current)Peer-reviewer, Sustainability (open-access international peer-reviewed journal, ESCI/Scopus indexed, MPDI)
2021-08 -- (current)Peer-reviewer, Education Sciences (open-access international peer-reviewed journal, ESCI/Scopus indexed, MPDI)
2021-04 -- (current)Guest Editor, SAGE Open (open-access peer-reviewed journal, SSCI/Scopus indexed)
2021-04 -- (current)Technical Committee Member, 4th International Conference on Education Technology Management (Tokyo, ICETM 2021) ICETM.ORG (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
2021-03 -- (current)Peer-reviewer, E-Learning and Digital Media (SAGE journal)
2021-02 -- (current)Peer-reviewer, SAGE Open (open-access journal, SSCI/Scopus indexed)
2021-01 -- (current)English Abstracts Editor, Japan Foreign Language Education Promotion Organization (JACTFL) Journal
2020-12 -- 2021-02Senior Peer-reviewer, The 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2021,
2020-12 -- (current)Member of Working Group (Education) at CAMCA Regional Forum & Network (
2020-10 -- (current)Research advisor, PhD Program of the Department of regional studies, Gumilyov National Eurasian University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Hello, welcome to my TRIOS page. I work as an assistant professor at the Centre for Education of Global Communication (CEGLOC) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan). My current research focuses on 4C skills development in higher education (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity). I also conduct research in telecollaboration, intercultural communication, English-medium instruction (EMI) and social capital and education in the post-Soviet context. If you have any collaborative research proposal, feel free to contact me ( EXT:5727

(Last updated: 2021-09-16)