In light of the recent reforms in doctorate education and increased need for evidence based policy formulation, it is becoming increasingly important to train doctorate students in economics in line with the current state of the art in the field, which has become very rigorous and technically demanding.
Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is organizing a Doctorate Jamborée for Uzbekistan Economists on April 3-7, 2017. This event is designed to stimulate cooperation and research collaboration among doctorate students and independent researchers in Economics or related social sciences, to provide a platform for the discussion of their research with experienced scholars and, most importantly, create an opportunity for acquiring and applying modern tools of economic analysis. The event will start with the introductory lectures of the experienced WIUT faculty members on modern tools of economic analysis and publishing in peer review journals. In the following days, the Jamborée participants will present their research work to receive critical feedback to help them improve their work and prepare them for the next steps of their research projects.All meetings will be held on WIUT campus with English as the working language of discussions and presentations. 

All current doctorate students as well as researchers working on or planning to start their doctorate thesis in the future are eligible to apply. The Jamborée participants will be selected competitively based solely on the quality of their proposed research papers and academic potential of the author .
Applicants should send the documents listed below to the organizing committee (email:research@wiut.uz) no later than March 01, 2017.
• CV in English (up to 4 pages);
• A copy of the article to be presented at the Jamborée. Preliminary and incomplete versions of the papers are allowed given that the final version is submitted to the committee no later than March 15, 2017.
• For doctorate students: A confirmation letter from the university documenting the student’s status on the University’s official letterhead.
• For independent researchers: a short essay (up to 500 words) indicating their motivation for proposed project as well as when and where the applicant intends to pursue doctorate studies.

Contacts:
Nizomiddin Kuchkarov
Email: nkuchkarov@wiut.uz
Tel.: +99871 2387415