Traditional WIUT Runway Show was held on 25th of April in Westminster International University in Tashkent. Runway Show being a part of WIUT “Culture week” captures everyone’s attention every time it is organized. Every year young and distinguished fashion designers of Uzbekistan take part in this beautiful, sophisticated and the most talked about event.
This year was no exception at all, the event highlights looks from famous fashion houses as Garneto Fashion Kingdom, Dilnoza Erkinova, Umida Khamidova, Robiya design, Nilufar Akhmedova, Jennyfer, Pimkie and RedTag. Their incredible and inspiring collections adorned the evening. WIUT students defiled on the catwalk in marvelous outfits and evening gowns with grace and refinement. The Runway show provides student with the opportunity to get to know the latest fashion trends in Uzbekistan and the possibility to participate in the event and go through the modeling experience.
The WIUT “Culture week” kicked off with the most creative and entertaining “Talent show” event in the WIUT Lyceum Hall. The event was a fabulous opportunity for students to show their talents in music, poetry, dances to the University. Each year the turnout for this event is astonishing, due to the popularity of Art in the University. In this event, guests enjoy colorful and memorable performance of talented Westminsterians.
It is important to mention the jury of the show – the most famous artists of Uzbekistan judged who will have the title of the best performer of WIUT, among them the most beautiful and talented actress Rano Shodieva, extraordinary and absolutely amazing Hansley Poinen. Finally, the main hero of the night and the winner of the contest charming Oydina has been awarded. She also received wonderful prizes from our sponsors.
Traditional Job Fair was held on April 23, 2018 at Westminster International University in Tashkent. This annual event, organized by WIUT Career Centre, gathers together representatives of business structures, companies, students and graduates, who wish to get in contact with promising young professionals and find dream jobs. One of the main objectives of the events is to make contribution to the development and enhancement of the labour market of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
This year HR specialists of more than 95 national and international companies such as Huawei, Sharq telecom, Carlsbeer, Korzinka, UMS, Ernst&Young, Sarkor telecom and other ministries and state agencies let students know about the job opportunities, modern tendencies in labour market, secrets of composing successful CV and how to behave during the interview. Also it is important to know that Career Days are an excellent opportunity to find a dream job and start prosperous career path in spheres as economy, finance, IT, banking, telecommunications, marketing, audit and others.
Guests also had a chance to witness high level of knowledge of students during the presentations of the best diploma works. Moreover, companies were interested in presented Professional courses, which are provided by the University. According to Bekzod Toshpulatov, WIUT graduates differ by their high level of professionalism and necessary skills in work, as they all take internships in leading companies during the learning process. Therefore, Career Day is very important for employers to get acquainted with the high level and quality of education in WIUT, to meet prospective employees and to foster their network.
On 20th of April 2018, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom Christopher Allan shared his experience with the students of the Westminster International University in Tashkent on Situational Leadership, talked about his own leadership journey in the framework of WIUT Leader's way session.
WIUT Leader's Way is a unique initiative to engage both WIUT students and staff members to talk and discuss about various topics. Every session has a specific topic and is arranged twice a month.
Starting from this year you will have a chance to attend Business Information System students' final projects exhibition, which is to demonstrate our students' achievements to public. Here you will find wide range of applications and solutions for business tasks on different platforms.Exhibition will be held on 27th of April from 10:00 till 14:00 at LRC.
Here is link to our event registration form:
- What is your educational background?
I got my bachelors in Accounting and Auditing at Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers. During my undergraduate years I was awarded various scholarships, including the State scholarship named after Mirzo Ulugbek., This granted me an opportunity to be accepted as a master student to any relevant university and specialization within our country. Thanks to distinctive studies I received offers from a few international universities to do my masters. However, my father asked me to stay in Tashkent and apply for a local university. Having followed his advice, I graduated from Tashkent Financial Institute and received an academic degree of MSc in Accounting at the age of 21. Later, when I was a visiting faculty-researcher in Wageningen University (Netherlands), I finalized my doctoral dissertation. The topic of my research was “Improving the mechanisms of management of economic potential of foreign-invested enterprises in Uzbekistan”. Due to the fact that it was initially registered by the Higher Attestation Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, I came back and successfully defended it, when I was 30 years old. Thus, I hold a Doctor of Sciences in Economics scientific degree with specialization in Management.
- What are your research interests?
I have various research interests in management, finance and accounting. Nowadays they are mainly related to business valuation and transparency issues.
- Have you involved your students in your research?
There are still a lot of interesting aspects of my doctoral dissertation topic, which can be further investigated. I have doctoral and undergraduate level students under my supervision. We are working together on these aspects. All of them are hardworking and smart. I really enjoy working with my students on research topics and seeing their progress.
- What are one or two of your proudest professional accomplishments?
The first two that came to my mind were the following:
- the impact of my doctoral dissertation results on the economy of Uzbekistan. The results were used in policy decision making processes and regulations i.e. decree and law;
- as a Course Leader, and thanks to a brilliant WIUT team, we validated a new postgraduate course – MA in International Business Management. We updated the original modules and introduced a few new modules, e.g. Corporate Finance and Its Applications, Project management, Operations Management and Digital Marketing. Most importantly, just before we started the validated course, the Government of Uzbekistan implemented reforms on currency liberalization. This will lead, in particular, to the development of a financial market in Uzbekistan; and the government has started supporting project management and e-commerce and creating new logistics centers in all the regions. It appears that our team was one step ahead and knew exactly the future trends of the country’s development beforehand.
- Do you have International work experience?
In 2011 I was invited as a visiting faculty to the University of Denver (USA). I was involved in making presentations on the topics of Accounting and Management; giving speeches on general economics of the Central Asian Countries; consulting US citizens on taxation issues; participating in charity events; attending scientific seminars etc. I also spent most of 2014-2015 as a visiting faculty-researcher of Management Studies Group in Wageningen University (Netherlands). I had a very fruitful collaboration with my colleagues: working on publications and my doctoral dissertation, teaching Corporate Financial Management and Business and Financial Management modules for undergrads and postgrads, mentoring the students and participating in research projects.
- Places you have visited and wish to visit?
I like travelling. I have visited about 20 countries around the world. Most of them are within the EU. I would like to visit Scandinavian and Latin American countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
- Favorite thing about working at WIUT
I very much enjoy WIUT’s favorable, positive and supportive working environment, which exists thanks to the outstanding executive, academic and administrative staff.
- The most life-changing, transformative experience of your life
I would say that this was my doctoral dissertation pre- and post-defense period. I got acquainted with a lot of scholars, academics, researchers, businessmen and policy makers. I learnt to look at the same issue from different perspectives. I also realized that there is great potential in development of science and research skills in economics area in our country.
On 7th of April, Westminster International University in Tashkent welcomed Yuliya Yakovleva, PhD Technical Sciences, the Director of Persons Hunters Agency. During the meeting Yuliya told about her education, experience in science, and how women can successfully combine work and family.
Yuliya Alekseyevna Yakovleva hold her bachelor and masters degrees from Tashkent Institute of Information Technologies specialised in telecommunications engineering, networks and information ditribution nodes. She also holds PhD in telecommunication systems and computer broadband networks based on neutral technology and wanted to dedicate her professional career to computer technoligies and telecommunication systems.
At different stages of her career, Yuliya combined job in business and lead IT projects in parallel with research and teaching. Yuliya has unique experince of over 15 years in consultancy with interdisciplinary skills of project management and team management, uniting specialists and building teams from scratch. Acknowledging complexity of project implementation and direct connection of products success to teamwork, Yuliya took ledearship role in talents acquisition and team matching. Thus. by developing the skills of recruiting and identifying professional abilities, Yuliya is dedicated to mentorship and development of students and also professionals by helping and guiding their IT careers growth.
This meeting was organized in the framework of "Uzbekistan women in STEM" project, which aims on raising awareness for the issue of small population of female students and workforce in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, motivating and spreading success stories of 12 women of Uzbekistan who brilliantly developed their careers in STEM and brainstorming and discussion of challenges of women career development and education in STEM. It is implemented through organization of monthly events in a form of panel discussion and interview with 12 women in STEM, informal discussions, Q&A.
Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) cordially invites you to the annual “Master’s Day” on May 4, 2018 at 18:30 to learn more about the University of Westminster (London) accredited programmes MA International Business & Management, LLM International Commercial Law, MSc in Applied Economics and University Certificate in Teaching & Learning delivered at WIUT.
The Master’s Day is an excellent opportunity for you to find out all about the master’s programmes you are interested in and explore what kind of educational and professional opportunities are offered. During the Master’s Day session, prospective applicants will have an opportunity to get to know information about postgraduate programmes at WIUT from course leaders and what’s more learn about the programmes from the experiences of students, staff and alumni.They’ll be more than happy to share their experiences of their student time, their internships and careers.
Visitors also have an opportunity to take a campus tour of WIUT and get familiarized with learning facilities (Learning Resource Center) of the Гniversity. So come and immerse yourself into the world of educational and professional development.
For registration, please visit www.wiut.uz by registering in the below Application form. Please register until May 1, 2018. All selected candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail.
Reading Club sessions at WIUT Learning and Resource Centre for the academic year 2017 - 2018 have come to an end. On March 30, the Awarding Ceremony of the active participants was held in high mood with book lovers.
The event included:
- Prizes for various nominations
- Interactive activities like Name Game, "Space race" with Socrative educational tool, and "Who am I?"
- Competition with the most creative and meaningful photos for the topic "Reading Club Spirit"
Following students were awarded in different categories for their participation in Reading Club for the Academic Year 2017-2018:
Feruza Akhmedova - Facilitator
Rozaliya Ziryanova - Facilitator
Jasur Khudoyberdiev - The most active participant
Khabibulin Radmir - The most dedicated participant
Joldasbaev Dastanbek - The most dedicated participant
Sokhiba Sobirova - The best essay writer
Indira Khadjieva - For translation of poem from English into Uzbek
Evelina Absatarova - For participation
See you next academic year. :)
On March 31st Westminster international University in Tashkent organized a “Parents’ Day” for CIFS students’ family members to experience different aspects of university life.
On this day University opened its’ doors to welcome parents of our students. Despite the moody weather, a number of indoor activities taken place on Campus, gave parents a general idea of student's life. Parents were invited to join University Tour, to listen to Course Presentations and to meet Course Teams as well as to participate in many other different events and activities. All presentations were held in Uzbek and Russian languages. The Day kicked off with the Tour around the university, particularly Sports Hall, LRC, academic classes in Istiqbal building and Amir Temur building, Ask.WIUT, Canteen, PC labs, etc. Parents spent their day interacting with faculty and staff and also with parents of other students. They have learned about the available resources and services.
The course presentations, made by course leaders, were very interesting as they provided general information about the organized courses and study process. Parents needed this information to assist their children in choosing the suitable and right undergraduate programme to continue their education.
The day ended with the “Questions and Answers” session lead by Course leaders. The main goal of this event was to provide supportive information about the University, Campus Life and Study Programms.