University News



Academic Registrar’s Office portal

23/1/2015

The Academic Registrar’s Office has launched interactive web portal.

What is on the portal: The portal is a comprehensive administrative resource for the staff, the students and the graduates of the university. Using the portal you get access to the following:

  • All handbooks;
  • Academic Calendar and assessment schedules;
  • Information about CCMs;
  • Interactive services including payment sheet and confirmation letter requests as well as various editable forms available for download.

Please visit the portal using the link below and feel free to navigate through it and use its interactive services. If you have any questions or misunderstandings regarding the portal and its contents, please contact one of the representatives of the office via email. Click here to get more detailed information about Academic Registrar’s Office Portal.


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Sharing Melodies of Kindness

20/1/2015

DSC_9007ON ITS 13TH BIRTHDAY WIUT SHARED MELODIES OF KINDNESS

The first socio-cultural event of the New Year was held yesterday at WIUT Lyceum Hall, presenting a spectacular show featuring students, singers, artists and dancers. Dedicated to the 13th birthday of the university and titled as the “Voices of Goodness” i.e. “Melodies of Kindness”, the event also had a charity purpose organized in cooperation with UNAIDS in Uzbekistan with the aim to provide medical support for children and women living with HIV.

The show was hosted by Aziza Muminova and Denis Roman, powerfully warmed up by “Flying Up”, beautifully continued by Aydin Olieva, Keren Degtyareva, Zlata Korsountseva, Karina Hesketh, Babur Urazaliev and Ulugbek Khalikov, beat-boxed by “2Muse”, breathtakingly finished by Jassur Mirsagatov and his band “Sultan”. While Visola Asrorova and Jonibek Khujanazarov uniquely choreographed the 50’s rock-n-roll, young artists Fatima and Gul’shoda made a spectacular 3 minute-long on stage painting performance, bringing an aesthetic touch to the show.

DSC_9050The show was closed with all, including the audience, singing “We are the world” by Michael Jackson, a truly inspirational melody of kindness, bringing people together in helping the healing of the world. Sharing his impressions Jassur Mirsagatov said: “This is the third time I am performing at WIUT and each time I am amazed with professionalism and creativity of the students. In my opinion, it is enormously important for a singer to perform live, which WIUT students do very well. It was an especially tremendous moment when we all unified and sang together at the finale of the concert. My special gratitude for Westminster audience for joining us, who are very much knowledgeable and appreciate modern world music. I’d be very glad to again appear on the stage of the university”.

WIUT Administration thanks the management team of the concert – Social Department, Feruza Avezova, Umida Turaeva, Guzal Sultanova, Malika Saatova, group of students from the “School of Volunteers” who made an invaluable contribution in organizing the concert at high level.

See photo-gallery from the concert.


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13 years in International Higher Education

16/1/2015

13+13 years ago on January 16, 2002 – Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) was established by the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in partnership with the University of Westminster (UK, London) and became the first Internationally Accredited higher educational establishment in Uzbekistan. The following year the President attended the official opening ceremony of the newly renovated campus, a beautiful 100 years old ancient building located in the centre of the capital city Tashkent.

In June 2004 the University of Westminster validated the first set of undergraduate degrees: Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics and Legal Studies; during 2006 and 2007 first postgraduate programmes Masters in International Business & Management and Postgraduate Special Certificate in Teaching & Learning were validated.

In May 2008 the University established a Career Centre and organised the first-of-its-kind event in Uzbekistan – Career Days. The next year WIUT was granted additional space and buildings for campus extension. The buildings were renovated and joined the university campus as the Academic Lyceum under WIUT, opening its doors for its first 150 students. During the same period His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent (UK) paid an official visit to Uzbekistan and attended the opening ceremony of the first WIUT Sports Complex.

November 2011 – UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) gave outstanding commendations to the collaborative provisions of the University of Westminster at WIUT. In 2012, commemorating its continuous success, WIUT organised one-week grand celebrations of its 10th Anniversary attended by students and staff, educational and business partners, alumni and others, who, over the past years, made important contributions in creating and strengthening the image of the university as the leading international academic institution in the region.

In 2012 WIUT was given further campus extension opportunity by the Government of Uzbekistan. This time it was a large-scale expansion and major renovation. Old buildings neighboring the Academic Lyceum were demolished and by 2013 a new Teaching block, new Universal Sports Complex and a large Learning Resource Centre took shape inside the newly extended campus area. Unveiled on the occasion of the 22nd celebrations of the Independence Day of the country, the new buildings offered state of the art equipment and facilities to the student population, including extensively upgraded information system services and Wi-Fi zones in all campus area, set amongst pleasant green open spaces.

2014 marked the opening of the new online application system. The innovation greatly facilitated the application process for all applicants, especially those who live in regions of Uzbekistan. To create additional facilities for regional residents, WIUT increased the number of math entrance examinations organized in regional centres. They were held in the cities of Urgench, Samarkand, Andijan, Bukhara and Ferghana.

WIUT is set to celebrate its 13th anniversary with the traditional “Voices of Goodness” concert-show on 19th of January, 2015. Within good traditions of socio-cultural contribution of the university, the event will also mark the end of the charity action aimed at supporting medical treatment of children and women.


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Research seminar: Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Land Use Functions in Central Asia

14/1/2015

AhmadWIUT – IFMR Joint Research Seminar Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Literature on Land Use Functions in Central Asia was held on 14th January 2015 by Ahmad Hamidov.

Abstract
Agriculture is the backbone of Central Asia’s (CA) economy providing economic and social stability in the region. Sustainable use of agricultural lands is therefore of critical importance to increase economic growth, improving human well-beings and social equity, and maintain environmental services. However, degradation of agricultural lands and its impacts on human health and environment is a major concern for most CA inhabitants. This paper aimed to analyze current research about sustainability issues related to agricultural land use in CA. In particular, we examine the type and relative shares of environmental, economic and social dimensions of agricultural land use addressed in existing scientific literature. The sustainability concept was operationalized through the application of the Land Use Functions framework. This study followed quantitative and qualitative approaches to discourse analysis of scientific publications dealing with agricultural land use in the five countries of CA – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. A systematic database search of peer-reviewed articles was conducted using the electronic Web of Science database. We selected the English-language articles that were published between 2008 and 2013. After detail review and analysis of papers, we found 362 articles relevant to agricultural land use in CA published during the study period. The analysis indicated that publications concentrating on environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability were dominant. By contrast, social functions of land use, such as employment, health and recreational services, and landscape aesthetics were underexplored. This finding stays in contrast with common sense knowledge about severe health issues related to land use impacts, particularly dust emissions and saline drinking water from salinized areas following excessive irrigation. Methods used in most studies were related to remote sensing and modeling, while in-situ quantitative and qualitative measurements and experimentations were less used.


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Celebrating the Day of Defenders with Badminton

12/1/2015

2Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is set to celebrate “The Day of Defenders of the Motherland” by playing badminton. The games will take place at WIUT Sport Complex during 24-25 January 2015, starting at 10:00.

All interested men and women above 18 years old are welcome to participate, providing they have permission from a doctor or a personal note confirming their own responsibility for their health. Tournament is held in paired men and women categories, as well as in mixed doubles categories in the following age groups:

  • Men (doubles) – participants 18-60 years old
  • Men (doubles) – participants 60 years old and above
  • Women (doubles) – participants 18 years old and above
  • Women (doubles) – participants 60 years old and above
  • Mixed (doubles) – participants 18 years old and above

Applications (download) for participation in the tournament should be submitted until January 22 by fax: +99871 2363599 or by e-mail bkeldiyarov@wiut.uz. Tel: +99871 2387402, + 99890 9915153, +99893 5234223.

General guidance for the organization, preparation and holding the tournament is carried out by representatives of WIUT with the support of the Badminton Federation of Uzbekistan. For more information please download the document Provisions of the Tournament.

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