About Us

Our History

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) founded in January 2002 in partnership with the University of Westminster (UK, London) and the UMID Foundation of the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The first study programmes, the Certificate of the International Foundation Studies and the Certificate of Higher Education in Business Administration, were approved by the University of Westminster in London. 

Our 100 year-old ancient building is beautifully located in the city center of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The building construction resisted the largest earthquake in the history of Uzbekistan dated back to 26th of April, 1966. 

The building was initially built in the period of Romanticism in Russian empire, between 1911-1912. It was the 2nd Women's Gymnasium in Uzbekistan. Later, during the Soviet times, the building was donated to the Aviation College. The college was merged with the newly formed Tashkent Aviation Institute after half a century. In September  2002, after renovation and reconstruction works, Westminster University in Tashkent opened its doors to the first 120 students on the Level 3 Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS) course, and the first year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree.

The student population has grown to over 3,000 and is targeted to grow to 4,000 plus by 2020.

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Time Line

2003-2004
  • 2004 - The WIUT held its first international conference: “Higher Education Management: International Trends and Local Sustainability”.
  • 2005-The first 16 graduates attended the first Graduation Ceremony. 
 
2004-2005
2005-2006
2008-2009
2009-2015