On March 31, 2017, WIUT students competed for the proud title of New Academic Talent. Diyora Abdurakhmanova, a final year Commercial Law student, with her undergraduate thesis “Italian Serie A: Law as an Impediment to Construction and Renovation of Stadiums” was awarded the first place in the second annual WIUT New Academic Talent competition.


Many student dissertations were submitted for the competition and the best three were selected for the second round. Three finalists were: Diyora Abdurakhmanova (Italian Serie A: Law as an Impediment to Construction and Renovation of Stadiums), Akhtem Useinov (Economic Returns to Language Skills in Labor Market) and Najiba Khazratkulova (Women in Parliament and Informal Economy). Importantly, the guidance and countless support of student supervisors, particularly Eldor Mannopov, Bakhrom Mirkasimov and Raufhon Salahodjaev, must be acknowledged.

In the second round, finalists presented their papers in front of 80+ company representatives and academics. Students had the opportunity to present themselves, their dissertation, network with employers and receive valuable comments. Papers and presentations were judged based on originality, substance, analytical nature, and clarity of writing and oral presentation.

The winner has been awarded a Tablet PC and all finalists received WIUT apparel and had lunch with the Deans.