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“Master’s Day-2015” was held at WIUT

28/5/2015

DSC_4492+Yesterday annual “Master’s Day” was held at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). The event was attended by audience comprised of recent Bachelor graduates and young professionals of different spheres and specializations, interested in Master level programmes of the University of Westminster (UK) delivered at WIUT. Participants enjoyed interactive presentations by WIUT academic staff and continued their communication in a relaxed atmosphere during a coffee-break set at the University backyard.

“LL.M Commercial Law” course leader Eldor Mannopov commented: “It was a unique event where prospective Master’s applicants obtained first-hand information about our programmes, admission requirements, career opportunities they offer”.

During the event 2 degree programmes “LLM Commercial Law” and “MA International Business & Management”, and 1 non-degree “PG Cert in Teaching & Learning” were presented. For more information please visit: http://westminster.uz/en/courses/postgraduate   

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Summer Course for Regional Teachers “RELTA 2015″

20/5/2015

This summer Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is pleased to open the traditional summer course Regional English Language Training to Adults – RELTA, to be held from the 22nd to 26th of June, 2015.

It is designed for English language teachers who strive to improve their teaching skills and are employed in regional educational institutions.

To apply, please download Application Form RELTA2015, complete and send it to a_makhmudov@wiut.uz no later than 11th of June 2015, 17:00. Only successful candidates will be contacted and given further instructions. The RELTA course, accommodation and course materials will be provided by WIUT free of charge.

For more information you may contact Dr. Aziz Makhmudov +99871-238-74-23.

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2015 Summer School for Young Economists

15/5/2015

During June 1-12 Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) will be organizing the second Summer School for Young Economists. The Summer School will be organized in cooperation with the Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research (IFMR) under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic Uzbekistan and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The aim of the Summer School is to strengthen the capacity of young economists of Uzbekistan 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 in the programme of the Summer School will be made on identifying causal relationships based on statistical data analysis. When necessary, the programme will also cover mathematical foundations of modern econometrics. In particular, students of the Summer School 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 statistical model
  • methods of detecting causality in statistical data and identification strategies, addressing endogeneity problems
  • how to the interpret analytically the results of empirical research

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

All participants of the Summer School will be invited to participate in the Fourth Forum of Young Economists to be held on May 29, 2015, organized jointly by WIUT and IFPRI. The most promising researchers among the participants of the Summer School may be invited, on a competitive basis, to IFPRI headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a research internship.

Participation requirements:
Participants for the Summer School will be selected on a competitive basis. All those who are engaged in research or planning to do so, fluent in English, at the age of 35 and below are eligible. Applicants should submit a completed 2015 Summer School Application Form together with their CV to the following address research@wiut.uz and summerschool@ifmr.uz no later than May 7, 2015.

Those who will be traveling to Tashkent from the regions will be offered the following in-kind support by the organizers:

  • Economy class round-trip travel to Tashkent via air or rail
  • Three meals a day for the duration of the Summer School and the Fourth Forum of Young Economists
  • Accommodation in WIUT dormitory for the duration of the Summer School and the Fourth Forum of Young Economists

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The “Day of Memory and Honor”

08/5/2015

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) celebrated the upcoming national holiday of 9th of May – the “Day of Memory and Honor” – by commemorating the victims and veterans of the Second World War.

On the 7th of May WIUT lyceum and university students prepared a very touching stage performance, including video-art presentations, illustrating different aspects of war and the life of its victims. The performance was attended by war veterans who received standing ovations from the audience, with many wishes of gratitude and respect.

In addition, lyceum students and teachers, as well as WIUT Students Union organized a charity campaign, distributing special presents by visiting homes of war veterans.

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CALL FOR PAPERS Fourth Forum of Young Economists

06/5/2015

10496938_720081358038652_5345895900095489118_oDear Friends!

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the Fourth Forum of Young Economists organized jointly by Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and the Institute for forecasting and macroeconomic research (IFMR) under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Forum will convene in WIUT on May 29th, 2015.

The Forum aims to promote research by attracting young people’s ideas on finding solutions to important development related issues in contemporary economics, to identify and support talented young people interested in doing research. The forum will include discussions of papers by young economists,such as researchers, students and others.

Main events of the forum include:

  • A plenary session followed by discussions in the parallel sessions;
  • Competition for the best research paper (article) in every parallel session.

Who can participate?

The forum invites all researchers aged 35 or younger. These include but not limited to university faculty,students, think-tank employees, policymakers, and public sector workers. Submission deadline: Interested people can send their application and paper(.doc/.docx format) to the Organizing Committee (e-mail: forum@ifmr.uz) by April 25, 2015

Only one paper can be submitted per person. Authors of all accepted papers will get an official invitation. The committee will select presented papers for publication in the Forum proceedings. It is therefore important that authors present their papers during the forum. Conference proceedings will be made available free of charge for participants of the forum. Papers must be either in Uzbek,Russian, or English.

With questions please contact:
Sanemkhan Nurillaeva, email: snurillaeva@ifmr.uz
Nurmukhammad Yusupov, email: nyusupov@wiut.uz


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