Dear CPFS applicants,
The application process will start on the 1st of August, 2016. The application process will last for 10 days and finish on the 10th of August.
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From September 12-23, 2016, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will organize a Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis. 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 will be made on identifying causal relationships using modern tools and techniques of applied econometric analysis. When necessary, the program will also cover mathematical foundations of modern econometrics. In particular, students of the Summer School Program will learn:
· 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 will be held at WIUT premises in Tashkent, with sessions combining applied and empirical analyses using advanced statistical packages such as Stata. All classes will be conducted in English by IFPRI senior researchers and WIUT faculty members with experience in modern applied research in economics.
Participants for the Summer School Program will be selected on a competitive basis. All those who are engaged in research or seek a career involving research, are fluent in English, are at the age of 35 or younger are eligible. Applicants should submit a completed (insert link here: 2016 Summer School Application Form) together with their most up to date CV to the following addresses email@example.com no later than August 15, 2016.
The organizers will provide participants of the summer school with economy class round trip ticket to Tashkent, accommodation and living allowances for the duration of the Summer School.
To gain a better understanding of the programs curriculum, please review the programme offered during the 2015 Summer School for Young Economists.
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In order to promote and motivate young software developers, Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with the Tashkent University of Information Technologies, UZINFOCOM Centre and the Centre of young programmers organize a contest on software development "Best Soft Challenge 2016" for students and specialized colleges starting from May 18 till August 26, 2016.
You can register by the following link: http://software.uz/ru/bestsoft/bsuser/create
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We cordially invite you to participate in our Open Class for prospective Master students, which will be held on July 7th 2016, at 18:30.
The topic of the lecture is “How best companies create value”. Outline of the sample lecture in “Aspects of International Marketing Management”
Brief description of the content:
The purpose of the sample lecture is to show the important role marketing plays in the establishment and long-term prosperity of companies. The lecture will introduce various methods of value creation used worldwide and will provide examples for some of them in the context of international corporations. The lecturer will deliver this class based on many years of teaching experience and latest business literature on the topic. The lecture will be conducted in an interactive way – with some activities, video clips and Q&A.
Registration is closed
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From 28th of June to 2nd of July Westminster International University in Tashkent hosted the fifth annual summer programme for English teachers – Regional English Language Training to Adults (RELTA). This year's programme, attended by 26 participants from 11 regions of Uzbekistan, was designed based upon the needs of English teachers at various academic lyceums and colleges of Uzbekistan.
The team of WIUT trainers headed by the BEAP lecturer Rozaliya Ziryanova made focus on such issues of teaching and learning as reading techniques and clubs; teaching grammar in communicative way; approaches to listening; test methods; and ways of motivating students. As a final product of the programme participants had to submit group micro-teaching session followed by the feedback from the faculty members.
The participants in addition to the training sessions were introduced to such on-campus opportunities as a use of computer rooms after sessions, library and its rich online database and witnessed real student life experience while living in the university dormitory. Also, they were able to share opinions and thoughts with their colleagues from different regions. Successful participants were awarded with certificates.
We approached several participants of RELTA-2016 to know their opinions on benefits of the programme and future use of obtained skills.
Shakhnoza Mirzaeva, Navoi region
Great amount of useful and up-to-date information. Very friendly atmosphere. Very motivating and inspiring for all teachers. I will share with colleagues in seminar which I am going to organize and apply during sessions without hesitation.
Sharif Khudoyberdiev, Surhandarya region
Before coming here I was hoping that I would be obtaining ideas about making my classes more interesting, more fruitful and especially about motivating my students from the trainers, but interestingly the trainers used the kind of approach that we learned from each other as well. I am really happy to be attending this seminar.
I think I my classes will be different from now on. Because now I know that the most important thing in motivating our students is just being motivated! And of course I am going to devote one of our local weekly seminars on the issues like motivating students and teaching grammar in a communicative way and on designing tests.
Elena Mustaeva, Namangan region
Participating in RELTA course benefited me a lot. First, I had opportunities to learn from other teachers’ working experience. The course has given me greater confidence. There was a great friendly atmosphere, studying alongside skillful teachers. Second, I have learned extremely useful information. In particular, the various techniques and approaches used to encourage active learning.
I also enjoyed the teaching observations. The observation sessions carried out at our lyceum are good too but it was valuable to experience them from a different viewpoint and to be taught by lectures who have worked in other setting.
I will implement what I have learnt in my workplace and improve practices as a Trainer and an Assessor. I’m going to apply different approaches and techniques of involving students into the learning process which I adopted from the lecturers and my colleagues as well.
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