On November 14, 2017, the Information Session on Study Opportunities at the University of Westminster was organized at Westminster International University in Tashkent. Students had an opportunity to get information about study abroad. Senior Academic Coordinator of the University of Westminster in London, Dr. Manjeet Ridon, gave an informative lecture on study programs at the University in London and it's summer school.
WIUT organized Motivational Team building which took place from September 8-10, 2017 in Mountain Resort. Presentation on the motivational speech of Alisher Sabirov and Nodira Abdullayeva were interesting, useful and informationally rich. Our gratitude for them and for the support of WIUT administration. We are also glad to note that it was interesting for all employees to participate in sports and psychological games prepared by Bakhodir Keldiyarov and our psychologists: Boboyor Turaev and Farrukh Djalilov.
In addition, in the organization of the event, we were assisted by employees of Multimedia, Career Center, Social Department and Facilities Management.
Special thanks to all of you, for your trust in being with us!
The professional development course “Finance: simple and transparent accounting, control and management systems” has been successfully completed.
Finance is a field of study which might be difficult to begin with. Many people see this field of study very confusing and stressful. However our 4 weeks programme changed the perception of the subject and approach to it. The purpose of the course was to prepare our participants to tackle and solve common financial problems they deal with in their business.
These trainings developed facilitation skills in company assessment, effective budgeting for effective management, relevant analysis of financial activities and a clear understanding of the business management system, strategy, tactics as well as operational management of the company.
The course was appealing to owners of small and medium-sized businesses, practicing financial specialists, those who were interested in finance and who were targeted in deepening the knowledge. The participants improved decision- making skills, both on financial day-to-day matters and investment decisions since the confidence in effectively communication with organization’s accountants is crucial for lucrative long-term planning.
WIUT extends appreciations for outstanding work of course facilitators Jamshid Jalilov, Rustam Abduraupov and Irina Stepanova for course design, their desire to share experience and to answer all the questions. We express our sincere gratitude to our participants for their desire to please their inner curiosity and to dig deeper in financial field of study.
WIUT Reading Club has just started it's monthly meetings in this new academic year. The first session was delivered by Dr Manjeet Ridon from the University of Westminster! Dr. Manjeet Ridon is a Senior Academic Coordinator at the University of Westminster and she is responsible for strategic partnership with WIUT.
On the session the Reading Club's members discussed the short story by Bengali-American-Canadian author Bharati Mukherjee "The Management of Grief". The story is about Air India plane crash and its' consequences. The session was magnificent and elucidated strong interest among students.
The WIUT Reading club has been established to help students to improve their presentation skills, English language proficiency, meet new students and staff members in informal atmosphere and to know about best examples of English literature.
On 9th of November 2017 Dr.Frederick Starr gave a lecture on education, economy and development of the Central Asian countries in the framework of "Globalization and Sustainable Development" course at Westminster International University in Tashkent.
Dr. Frederick Starr is the founding Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program under Johns Hopkins University and he is one of the leading experts on Region. He published more than 20 books and 200 articles about the region.
His lecture at WIUT was mostly about the book “Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from Arab Conquest to Tamerlane”, where Dr. Starr opens up the Central Asian region to the world. In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia--drawn from the Persianate and Turkic peoples of a region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China. He also shared his thoughts about the reasons of Central Asian enlightenment and its’ further decline.
Students were happy to ask their questions to Dr. Starr and to receive very profound answers.
On 8th of November EBRD First Vice President Phil Bennett was a guest at the "Globalization and Sustainable Development"course at Westminster International University in Tashkent. Together with students and the University staff members he elaborated on the history of EBRD, on projects of the bank in Uzbekistan and the future plans.
He also noted that the EBRD’s short-term objectives in Uzbekistan are to support domestic small and medium-sized enterprises, to promote trade finance services and cross-border cooperation, as well as to facilitate foreign direct investment and to support government’s reform efforts, including those aimed at improving the investment climate.
Mr. Philip Bennett has been First Vice President of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since March 1, 2013 and its Head of Client Services Group since November 17, 2016. Mr. Bennett served as a Chief Operating Officer at EBRD. He joined EBRD on March 1, 2013 and since that time he has been responsible for all banking operations. Mr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Salim Turdaliev is a PhD student at CERGE-EI starting from September 2015. He received his BSc in Economics with Finance (first class honours) from Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) in 2014. During his studies he was a two times nominee for the Dean’s list award in recognition for outstanding and exemplary academic achievement. Upon the graduation, he was employed as a research assistant at WIUT and worked there before joining CERGE-EI in 2015.
His work experience includes internships at such organizations as British council and UNDP, which were undertaken during his bachelor studies. He also worked as a project manager for “De Facto” marketing company during the period 0f 2012-2014.
His research areas include such fields as labor economics, family economics, gender studies, and economics of transition. Salim’s research papers made it to the top 3 and top 15 of the “New Economic Talent” competition by CERGE-EI in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
by Bilol Buzurukov
The methodological approach of this study builds on examining the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on international migration. The advent of Internet and widespread use of mobile phones has dramatically changed the means of information access and global communication. Controlled for theoretically and empirically justified determinants of migration, the regression results suggest that the growing numbers of Internet and mobile phone users significantly raise the odds of forced migration. In other words, the means of new digital technologies give people unlimited access to rich online contends and opportunities to easy contact with relatives and friends in distant places, which facilitate migration processes by lowering costs and risks of relocation.
by Khasan Sayfutdinov
Over the past several decades there has been a significant global expansion of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) which aim to improve protection of foreign investors’ rights and induce foreign direct investment (FDI). The assumption is that countries with BITs should have high levels of FDI, however, empirical econometric studies conducted over the last fifteen years have produced mixed results. This diversity and contradictions found within previous research motivated this dissertation. The main focus of this study is to assess two important signalling and commitment effects in BITs by linking them to the content of treaties. The proposed FDI attractiveness assessment framework is constructed by combining the signalling and commitment effects with the primary functions of BITs, namely investment protection and promotion.
Students' teams led by Khumoyun Abdumavlonov and Doston Nortojiev shared their point of view and opinions. There also was a quiz during the session. So students made preliminary reading to evaluate and refine the topic.