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Friday, 03 November 2017 08:19

Dilnoza Muslimova

Dilnoza 2Dilnoza Muslimova, a successful WIUT graduate and a former research assistant at WIUT from 2014 to 2016. She is in her second year of Research Master in Economics & Business (MPhil) 2016-2018 cohort, University of Groningen. Her research is focused around Health Economics and current supervisors are Prof. Viola Angelini and Prof. Raun van Ooijen.

Dilnoza talks about her interest to economics:

“I have never dreamt of becoming an economist, but I have always been analytically minded student. During my first year at WIUT, it became crystal clear to me that I need an analytically rigorous program, and among those offered, BSc in Economics with Finance was the most appropriate. My genuine interest in economics sparked since taking Foundations of Economics at WIUT, when I truly enjoyed researching and writing the coursework and preparing for the exam. Importantly, my interest did not fade away. Gradually, I have learnt how wide and interdisciplinary the field has grown, and how practical and flexible are knowledge and skills acquired while studying economics, be it corporate world, public policy, or academia. Since then, I am exploring various subfields of this “Queen of Social Sciences” aspiring to become a well-rounded professional and to be able to focus my career around the most preferred subfield.”

Dilnoza says that Research Assistanship Programme at WIUT is a unique opportunity to:

  • Engage and lead in a wide range of teaching, learning, and research projects, including IFPRI research internship contest, PGCert in Teaching & Learning, the GDN grant application, the Globalization & World Economy course, and the WIUT-UofW Summer School
  • Gain a staff member's perspective on how the transnational academic institution operates in the context of a developing country
  • Abundantly learn from students, fellow, and senior colleagues, and participates in a variety of professional trainings and workshops, e.g. WIUT Staff Research training, annual Jamborees of Economists, and ADB Conference 2016
  • High quality advice and mentoring from senior colleagues on further education and professional development, which I will always deeply appreciate!
Friday, 03 November 2017 06:17

Angelina Nazarova

angelinaRecently Angelina Nazarova has successfully obtained Master's degree in M.Sc. Economics with major in Macroeconomics and International Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, with the best grade of 1.0 for her Master thesis. According to the 2016 ranking of the universities under the age of 50, University of Konstanz achieved the 1st place in Germany and 7th place in the world. The strong emphasis on research and analytical/computational skills is one of the crucial features of the M.Sc. Economics programme. With the solid background and adequate skills acquired throughout her studies at WIUT and University of Konstanz, Angelina was admitted to several PhD programs in Europe this year. After careful consideration, she decided to become part of the PhD program at the University of Bologna in Italy, the oldest academic institution in the Western World. From the 2nd semester during her Master's studies she started working as a Research Assistant for Associate Prof. Dr. Georgi Kocharkov in the field of Macroeconomics and Development. Currently, she is still collaborating with him on the joint project.

Angelina talks about Research Assistantship Programme at WIUT:

“I'm happy and honored to be part of Research Assistants family at WIUT. This experience was life changing for me, therefore, I would recommend those students who are interested in research, teaching or trying something new and exciting within academia to join Research Assistant program at WIUT. I would say that this experience will be interesting, varied, inspiring and rewarding. My message to the future Research Assistants is the following: The common saying at the University of Konstanz is that research calls for curiosity, dedication and concentration. Therefore, try to be proactive, independent and determined! Dream big and do not be scared of challenges. There are no failures, just experience. Stay motivated to pursue your goals, and do not forget to enjoy the research!”

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 05:03

Preparations for the Graduation Ceremony 2017

The most anticipated Graduation Ceremony is coming ! The Ceremony will be held on 17th of November 2017 at the Central Cultural Palace of Railway Workers. It is high time to prepare for this day and the very first step for the graduates is to collect their academic dress – robe and headgear.

Graduation Ceremony timing:

BSc In Business Information Systems, BSc in Economics and BSc in Economics with Finance graduates:

Doors open: 14:00 PM

Ceremony Starts: 15:00 PM

BA in Commercial Law, BA in Business Administration, University Certificate in Special Studies in Teaching and Learning, LLM in International Commercial Law, MA in International Business Management graduates:

Doors open: 17:00 PM

Ceremony Starts: 18:00 PM

Graduates of all courses are invited to the graduation ceremony rehearsal.

Rehearsal venue: Lyceum Hall

Rehearsal date: 15th November 2017

Rehearsal time: 12:30-14:00 PM

You can bring only two guests with you. Admission is by invitation only. The WIUT Career Center will distribute invitations  together with your gown. Only graduates with gowns will be admitted. Instructions on gown collection will be discussed separately with WIUT Career Centre.

Аfter the official part of the Graduation Ceremony, we will have the traditional post-ceremony banquet party!

Published in NEWS WIUT
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:47

Research Digest (October 2017)

Central Asia is a fascinating and one of the most under-researched regions. Throughout my academic travels, I often hear that universities in Central Asia do struggle to find academic staff who produce international-quality research.

Published in Digest

by Salim Turdaliev 


The majority of the influential papers in the field conclude that there is a positive relationship between female income and the probability of divorce. Moreover, the bulk of the literature states that both the real and relative income of the wife plays a role in the determination of divorce. In contrast, we propose that in developing and transition economies, where the wage differentials between men and women are substantial and the majority of the families are of an extended type, the real income of the wife should play little to no role in the determination of divorce. In order to test the above hypothesis the study will utilize the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) and employ a semi-parametric two-step series estimation technique proposed by Newey (2009) in order to overcome the sample selection problem. The proposed study may shed some light on the channels between income and divorce, and help in designing the divorce specific policies in developing and transition economies.

Published in Research news

On 20th of October WIUT students competed for the title of the best in the district stage of the Zulfiya State Award which took place in the Mirabad district. The Zulfiya State Award  is aiming to discover the most talented girls and to encourage them. Contestants where the students of Mirabad district's HEIs, lyceums and schools. The chairman of the jury was F. Madaminova, deputy mayor of Mirabad district, the chairperson of Mirabad district Women's committee. 

WIUT student Sevara Tokhtaeva, 2nd year student, Lyceum students Diyora Makhmudova (literature), Sitora Nazarova (sport) were the active participand of the contest. 

Achievements of Sevara Tohtaeva in wushu:

Place Competition Year
1st place (gold) Uzbekistan championship Tashkent, 2016
1st place (gold) Wushu Asia Championship Tashkent, 2016
1st place (gold) Wushu Uzbekistan Championship Tashkent, 2017
1st place (gold) Wushu Uzbekistan Championship Tashkent, 2017

Each participant got a small gift from the Women's Committee.

After the jury assessment Sevara Tokhtaeva won the district stage of the competition and now will compete on the municipal stage.


Published in NEWS WIUT

by Bekhzod Egamberdiev


Ensuring equality in the access to productive resources and decision making to raise total agricultural output in developing countries obviously determines the path to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Equality is a broad concept because the term can be understood differently in many contexts by nations. Developing countries are characterized by many challenges in accessing and managing productive resources with agricultural decision making experienced by gender inequality (Sraboni et al., 2014).  Many studies have argued that equality and empowerment have become a rational framework to improve women and child nutritional outcomes (Alkire and Foster, 2011).  The purpose of the study is related to empirical analysis between the relationship of women empowerment measured by Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) domains and nutritional balance. This proposed methodology identifies the relationship between significant five domains (5DE) and gender parity index (GPI) with Empowerment and Children’s Nutrition Outcomes.

Published in Research news
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:28

The Day of Uzbek Language at WIUT

The Day of Uzbek Language is celebrated on October 21 every year all over Uzbekistan.  Uzbek language became the State language of Uzbekistan in 1989. According to the Article 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan "The State language of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be Uzbek. The Republic of Uzbekistan shall ensure a respectful attitude toward the languages, customs and traditions of all nationalities and ethnic groups living on its territory, and create the conditions necessary for their development." Thus country pays a great attention to the development, preservation and respect of the official language as it is an integral part of national identity, culture and history.

Like every year, this year was not an exception and Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) celebrated the Day of Uzbek Language.  WIUT hosted a special guest Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Xadicha Muxiddinova, who made a speech on the history and prospects of the Uzbek language.  Her speech was both interesting and informative. 

 The students made this event even more special by their wonderful performances: national dances, recitation of poems of Uzbek poets, theatrical performances. The contest “Who knows more Uzbek folk sayings?” aroused much interest and excitement in audience. Furthermore, WIUT has organized the competition of wall newspapers. The winners were awarded during the event. Similar events have also been conducted in two dormitories of the University. The most creative students expressed their respect and regard for the Uzbek language in different ways, including Khorezm national dances. In addition, the students were checked how well they know Uzbek language. They competed in understanding language and culture through different topics and proverbs. 

Published in NEWS WIUT
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:32

World Rubik's Cube Championship at WIUT

On the 14th of October the First Rubik's Cube Uzbekistan Championship was held at Westminster International University in Tashkent. This Championship was organized by World Cube Association (WCA) that promotes speed cubing.The Event was hosted by Ron Van Bruchem – WCA representative, Hanneke Rijksand Ravshanbek Abdullaev, WIUT student.

More than 80 people registered for the participation as it was open for everyone interested in sped cubing.  All the money contributet went to charity "Warm Heart Foundation". There were 7 main disciplines to take part in such as 5x5 Cube, 4x4 Cube, Skewb, Pyraminx, Rubik's Cube, 2x2 Cube and one of the most thrilling was Rubik's Cube Blindfolded. Time limits for each of the disciplines were from 1 minute to 6 minutes. However all the results either the fastest or the slowest were taken into account and each participant received Certificate of attendance.

The Championship is not only for the puzzle assembly in given time but also communication with other participants, an incentive to improve results, to study new methods and algorithms since it is known to be one puzzle with an endless amount of ways to solve it.

There are other not-so-obvious advantages to solving the Rubik's cube that indirectly help one brain become sharper and  bettering hand to eye co-ordination. Besides this activity will improve the patience, focus in the process and increase learning capacity.

WIUT encourages new activities that require a certain amount of concentration and dedication for improving brain work as well as analytical and abstract skills. This is definitely one of the activities to try in life and get proud of solving the perfect puzzle.

Published in NEWS WIUT

by Bilol Buzurukov


The purpose of this study is to identify, using a dynamic panel data framework, the drivers of irregular migration among foreign residents in the Republic of Korea. The ratio of irregular to total migrants in Korea, which varies considerably across countries of origin, is the dependent variable in our balanced panel data model. The dataset covers a total of 87 sending countries for the 2003-2013 period. The model is stratified by gender and, using the generalized method of moments (GMM) approach, is run against 15 explanatory variables that are constructed as proxies for the potential determinants of irregular migration as suggested in the prevailing theories of migration. Overall, the results of our panel regressions are consistent with the predictions of the international migration theories and provide support to the survey-based empirical findings of previous studies on irregular migration.

Published in Research news