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Postgraduate Degree at the University of Westminster (London)



Westminster International University in Tashkent invites Level 5-6 students and Alumni to the Information Session on Postgraduate Courses provided by the University of Westminster (London). It is a great opportunity to learn about Postgraduate Studies at the University of Westminster and receive answers for the questions you might have.  The event will be held on 30th September, 2016 in Harvard room ATBDue to the high level of  students and alumni willing to attend the event, the information session will be held in two time slots: 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. (Please select the appropriate while registering). The information session will be focused on the Postgraduate Courses of


and conducted by

Adrian Dutch, Director of International, International Office

Richard Paterson, Academic English Lecturer

Kerstin May, Dean of Media, Art and Design

Spinder Dhaliwal, Director of PG Programmes, WBS

Manjeet Ridon, Senior Academic Coordinator


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* Only for WIUT students



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Orientation week 2016


Orientation week is the start of student life in WIUT, and it is a great opportunity for students to enroll to courses, attend introductory sessions, explore the University and have a chance to socialise with future coursemates. The main purpose of the Orientation week is to help students to settle into their new Academic life.

This year Orientation week commenced  with Welcoming speeches by Deputy Rector Nizom Kadirov, Deputy Dean on Learning Environment Gulnaz Bektemirova,  CIFS Course Leader Alisher Ismailov and SU (Student's Union) President Bekzod Toshpulatov in University backyard followed by course presentations and series of sessions that familiarized new students with university system and culture. During her speech Gulnaz Bektemirova emphasized on the importance of studying well and further success in life, and wished students courage and luck in the new Academic year.

Key course orientation sessions took place throughout the week (September 13-17) together with the introduction to the University facilities as Sports Hall, LRC, Ask.WIUT, PC Lab, Student's Union. It was very important for every student to actively participate in a range of activities of the Orientation week.

The culmination of the Orientation week was a team-building game "Treasure hunt" followed by group presentations. Every group had their own creative way of  presenting themselves, which included exhibitions, group dances, singing and acting. Moreover, CIFS students pledged to follow the rules, to successfully study and eventually became students of WIUT.


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WIUT welcomed new Academic staff members


During the whole last two weeks new Academic staff members were welcomed to the academic life of WIUT. The main purposes of Induction weeks for Academic staff are to set expectations, to make academic procedures, practices and customs within courses better known starting before students arrive at the University;

Induction is very important for the successful beginning of the Academic life and for individual success of staff members. It is a great chance to get to know new colleagues, learn new pedagogical techniques from them, to familiarize new staff members with the system of the university and the innovative approach to teaching and learning.

The Academic Induction Final Event was held on 16th September at the WIUT backyard. This exciting and entertaining evening, organized by HR and Social Departments, included quiz, wonderfully organized by CIFS Course leader Alisher Ismailov, and different team building activities accompanied by pleasant instrument orchestra. The culmination of the soiree was a concert of staff members, who attend Music Club. 


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Young economists gather for the Regional Training Course in WIUT


Every year the Westminster International University in Tashkent welcomes young talented economists from Central Asian region to take part in exciting and informative Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis organized in partnership with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The aim of the Summer School is to strengthen the capacity of young economists in Central Asia, for quantitative research, economic policy analysis, and, in particular, for econometric analysis of socioeconomic phenomena in the context of economics and related social sciences.

The emphasis of the Summer School Program was made on identifying causal relationships using modern tools and techniques of applied econometric analysis. When necessary, the program  covered mathematical foundations of modern econometrics. In particular, students of the Summer School Program learned:

·         how to identify and develop research questions, important aspects of writing scientific papers and process of publication of research results in international peer-reviewed journals

·       methods of empirical data analysis and building robust econometric models

·         methods of detecting causality in cross –sectional and panel data and identification strategies, addressing endogeneity and heterogeneity problems

·       how to the interpret analytically the results of empirical research

Classes of the Summer School Program held at WIUT premises in Tashkent, with sessions combining applied and empirical analyses using advanced statistical packages such as Stata. All classes are conducted in English by IFPRI senior researchers and WIUT faculty members with experience in modern applied research in economics.


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Orientation week announcement


Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is pleased to welcome all new CIFS students to the “Induction Week 2016” commencing next week to be held from 13 September to 17 September. CIFS students should attend the Induction Week on 13 September at 8:30.  

The Induction week sessions will be held in two shifts – morning and afternoon. Groups 3CIFS1-22 will have their sessions starting at 8:30. Groups 3CIFS23-42 at 13:30. Information on group allocation of CIFS students is posted at university student entry gates and was sent to everyone by university web-mail.



Induction Week is a great opportunity for fresh students to learn more about the University and their upcoming study life at WIUT. During the week freshmen will:

  • have a welcoming from theUniversity Administration
  • have a tour around WIUT campus
  • learn more about the CIFS course
  • learn about the regulations and assessment methods at WIUT
  • be introduced to the Students Union, School of Volunteers, Social and Career Departments
  • participate in Induction sessions with CIFS mentors
  • familiarize themselves with the Learning and IT resources, Sports and other campus facilities
  • participate in group activities including sports and creativity games

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