Induction Day was held for all new students enrolled on to the program. The Event took place in the Students’ Residence Hall. Nizom Kadirov (Deputy Rector of Students’ Affairs) said opening speech and welcomed all new students. Alisher Sabirov (Head of the Social department) continued the meeting. The event took place in a friendly atmosphere where students got acquainted with each other. Also President of the WIUT Student Union and representatives of Volunteer School participated with their presentations.
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.
by Murod Aliyev
Although strategy research established strong links between intangible assets and firm performance, studies usually focus on intangible assets possessed by the focal firm (FIAs). Unlike previous studies, this paper focuses on the intangible assets possessed by the (multiple) organization(s) that own the focal firm (OIAs). We investigate the differences in the effectiveness of FIAs and OIAs in enhancing firm performance. We also examine how variations in institutional development across 23 countries influence 1) the usefulness of FIAs and OIAs 2) complementarities between these assets and 3) the advantages of being owned by multiple organizations (vis-à-vis a single owner). We show that institutional development affects differently the competitive advantages that FIAs and OIAs offer to the focal firm. Furthermore, the intangible assets of multiple owners provide advantages over those of single owners in enhancing firm performance, and these advantages are stronger in institutionally more developed countries.
by Michael Brody
Climate change is one of the defining global issues of our time. In Central Asia, climate risks to water resources are an especially difficult set of issues. This talk will address the following issues:
• basic understanding of the greenhouse effect
• strong weight of the evidence that warming is manmade and not a natural phenomenon
• review of how the climate has been changing
• brief survey of global effects, effects in Central Asia, Uzbekistan and the USA
• Discussion of our understanding and uncertainty about the magnitude of future warming
by Akhtem Useinov
Over the past five decades, “economics of language” or “language economics” branch has emerged as a discipline analyzing resource allocation in modern societies. How and why do earnings differ between individuals with different language skills? This question is the most interesting empirical question in language economics today. In this paper, I investigate the relationship between individuals’ language skills and wages in three countries of Central Asia. The multiethnic structure of the Central Asian region makes it unique laboratory for analyzing returns to language skills among different language families. I contribute to existing literature by using distance between languages to capture language family effect on earnings. I find earnings premium for individuals with Russian language skills whose language distance between mother tongue and official language is high.
by Nargiza Alimukhamedova
Microcredit was invented as an important development policy tool to combat poverty, promote economic growth and broaden access to finance for low income households. Despite its global recognition, empirical evidence of its effect is inconclusive. All efforts have been mainly concentrated on measuring the impact of introducing a new microfinance institution (MFI) on various development outcomes. Empirical evidence on effect of withdrawing or closing MFI is missing in mainstream literature. This project aims to exploit the effects of natural experiment of exogenous changes in microfinance market that happened in Uzbekistan. In 2011, activities of non-bank MFIs were officially terminated due to exogenous reasons. We aim to analyze the consequences of sector closure at various dimensions: (1) effect on financial sector development and access to finance (2) borrowing and saving patterns of households; and (3) identification of households who were suffered by sector closure. The findings of project are expected to generate new lessons for other developing countries and to draw important policy implications.
We are delighted to continue our Uzbeki Fika event this semester! Fika is an informal gathering with great coffee (usually Dallmayr), tea, pastries (from university funds) to enjoy the moment. The goal is to relax, re-charge, share, inspire, collaborate or just to meet other WIUT folks!
Westminster International University in Tashkent has established a primary organization of Youth Union of Uzbekistan. As it is known, Youth Union of Uzbekistan was founded on the basis of the Civic Youth Movemenet Kamolot.
On the Constituent Assembly of Uzbekistan Youth Union's primary organisation at WIUT, students elected Students' Union president as their Youth leader. Students were very interested in the activities of the new organizations and shared new ideas on its' further modernization.
Dear CPFS Students!
Please find attached the Groups Information and Schedule, which includes groups descriptions, modules, meeting times and room assignments.
The final payment deadline is October 2, 2017!
Textbooks and ID will be available in one week after the full payment!