One of the strategic directions for WIUT is scholarship and research produced by students and staff. WIUT is now ranked as the top cited institution in Uzbekistan by Repository of Papers in Economics (RePEc) run by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This ranking is based on the number of citations that faculty publications get on the web.

WIUT students are increasingly engaged in research and scholarly activities. They actively participate in weekly research seminars and research training sessions. The university offers a flagship two-year Research Assistant program for its junior researchers. In 2016, the university launched its first New Academic Talent competition for the best student academic paper. In previous years, WIUT experienced a successful outcome in an international competition of economics research projects called the New Economic Talent organized by a highly reputed CERGE-EI based in Prague.

In 2014, former students Dilnoza Muslimova and Angelina Nazarova made it to the global top 15, while Salim Turdaliev took the second place presenting his project in Prague to the team of professors from CERGE-EI and UC-Berkeley. In 2015, Nodira Khaydarova, another student from BSc Economics course won the best undergraduate research paper award. Research collaboration between WIUT and the University of Westminster is growing stronger. The fund is to support the research at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and research active staff mobility between WIUT and University of Westminster (UoW). The research support programme promotes institutional cooperation and focuses on the development of scholarly and research activities at WIUT and between the partner universities. The university makes a priority to fund proposals submitted by teams of WIUT/UoW faculty. Teams that include both senior and junior faculty members, that preferable come from different subject areas are treated in a priority category.

Muzaffar Akhunov
Bakhrom Mirkasimov
Akhtem Useinov
Ahadjon Ismatov

Research Society

We are delighted to announce the launch of WIUT Research Society – a platform to facilitate research mentorship and collaboration among students across courses and levels. Joining this society will give you an opportunity to present your work at research seminars, international conferences and workshops. Likewise, it will help you to coordinate similar events yourself and network with your peers. All these activities aim to improve your skills and knowledge for success in the labor market.


Research Seminars

Does ICT Play a Role in Facilitating Migration?

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Does ICT Play a Role in Facilitating Migration?

by Bilol Buzurukov Abstract  The methodological...

Legal Analysis on the Effectiveness of China’s BITs in Attracting FDI

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Legal Analysis on the Effectiveness of China’s BITs in Attracting FDI

by Khasan Sayfutdinov Abstract Over the...

Female Income and the Divorce Decision: Real versus Relative, Developed versus Developing

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Female Income and the Divorce Decision: Real versus Relative, Developed versus Developing

by Salim Turdaliev  Abstract  The majority...

Regular Events



 Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (IFMR) organized Doctorate Jamboree*...


Academic achievements of WIUT students

New academic talent – invites current Level 6 and 7 students writing their final year project to participate in the New Academic Talent competition. The competition is...


Summer school

From May 30 to June 10, 2016, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will organize a Regional Training Course (Summer...