University News

Representatives of the International Conference on the Aral Sea Basin met with WIUT students


On the threshold of the International Conference on the implementation of regional projects in the Aral Sea Basin, scheduled for 28-29 October 2014 in the city of Urgench, series of seminars were held for students of Westminster International in Tashkent (WIUT), Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies and University of World Economy and Diplomacy.

During the seminar and a presentation held at WIUT on 24th of October, Professor Salahitidinov Abduhakim and the Head of GES Agency Sheraliev Nurmahammad discussed the problems of the Aral Sea and the Aral Sea region.

To view the presentation from the seminar please download Aral Sea & Aral Sea Region pdf

Additional information can be found via websites:

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Welcome to “Master’s Day” on 20th November, 2014


IMG_6071+Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is organizing a “Master’s Day” on 20th of November 2014 at 18:30. During the event you will learn more about the Master’s level programmes of the University of Westminster (London) delivered at WIUT:

MA International Business & Management
LLM International Commercial Law

In addition, you will have chance to

  • Meet the current students of the programmes and the academic staff members
  • Find detailed information regarding application, admissions and the programmes’ content
  • Explore the university campus through the guided tour

In order to visit the “Master’s Day”, please register using the below Application form.
Registration deadline: 18 November 2014, 24:00. After the registration deadline you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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Research Seminar: “What Do We Know About Microfinance at Macro Glance?”


Westminster International University in Tashkent is pleased to present a Research Seminar by Nargiza Alimukhamedova and Jan Hanousek to be held on Wednesday 29th October 2014, at 4pm, room IB 201.

Research Seminar:
“What Do We Know About Microfinance at Macro Glance?”
Nargiza Alimukhamedova and Jan Hanousek


Motivated by a lack of empirical evidence of aggregate effects of microfinance on a broader economy, in this chapter we aim to identify the so-called “microfinance promise” by identifying the links between microfinance and economic growth, and financial sector development and reductions in income inequalities. Given that the majority of microfinance impact studies focus on finding the effect on a specific group of beneficiaries, we aim to identify the impact on whole economies, which is an important policy concern not previously addressed. To address heterogeneity across countries, we employ a novel approach by grouping countries into three broad clusters delineated by a set of macro-institutional determinants. We find evidence of a positive impact of microfinance on macroeconomic fundamentals and reductions in income inequality. The findings indicate a significant role of microfinance and its potential to affect broader economies in the long-term. However, the impact and transfer dynamics differ substantially across clusters determined by the macro-institutional environment. The microfinance effect is more pronounced in weaker environments and tends to “die out” when reaching more stable environments where formal institutions are strong.


The seminar is open to public! The seminar will take place at Westminster International University in Tashkent, 12, Istiqbol str. Tashkent, on Wednesday 29th October 2014, at 4pm, room IB201. Note that presentation and all questions are in English only. Also, note that to enter the university you must have your identity document. For additional information please feel free contact Temur Makhkamov at or call (+99871) 2387415

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Welcome to “Welcome Hours” on 30 October, 2014


WELCOME+Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is pleased to invite you to an open-day event “Welcome Hours” on 30th of October, 2014, at 16:00.

“Welcome Hours” is organized by the staff and students of WIUT designed for all interested audiences ranging from future applicants, prospective students, parents, enquirers and general public. The event will provide the chance:

  • to explore the university campus through a guided tour
  • to communicate with students and staff members of WIUT
  • to attend a university presentation and get answers to all your questions

Please come to the New Entrance of the university located opposite Oriental Studies Institute (быв. бассейн им. Митрофанова).

In order to visit “Welcome Hours” please register using the following form:

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10th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony


On the 10th of October 2014, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) celebrated the tenth, anniversary Graduation Ceremony. This year, 189 bachelor’s and master’s graduates were congratulated by their parents, fellow students, staff and the faculty of the university.

According to the tradition, the Graduation Ceremony was held in the spacious auditorium of the WIUT Hall. As is well known, every British university has its own academic clothes featuring its special colours. Dressed in robes bordered in blue and green, the graduates were presented to the WIUT Rector Abdumalik Djumanov and the official representative of the University of Westminster (London) Professor Erica Morgan-Tamosunas.

Westminster International University in Tashkent was established by the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2002 and became the country’s pioneer institution in the sphere of international education. Nowadays, as one of the seven international higher education institutions of the country, WIUT provides study programs in English language in such areas as management, economics, information technology and commercial law. This year the university admitted more than 800 new students, the total number of enrolled students reaching over 2 000. The university is unique in that it pays great attention to all-round development of students by actively engaging them in various cultural and social events, sports tournaments, which often attract public attention outside the walls of the institution.

Last year, as a result of comprehensive measures to improve the country’s youth’s access to the international higher education, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, WIUT built and put into operation a new Teaching Block with spacious audiences equipped with modern ICT tools, multi-purpose Sports Complex and a new Learning Resource Centre. Beginning with the 2015-2016 Academic Year, the university plans to expand its portfolio of educational services with the introduction of new programs in areas of “Electronic Engineering”, “Finance”, “International Economics”, “Business Intelligence”, “Management Education” and “Methods of Teaching English”.


For more photos from the event please visit Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery.

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