Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is Uzbekistan's first international university. WIUT was established in 2002 in conjunction with the "UMID" Presidential Foundation, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, and the University of Westminster in London.
2004: WIUT held its first international conference: “Higher Education Management: International Trends and Local Sustainability”.
2005: The first 16 students graduated.
2006: The first postgraduate degrees were validated by the University of Westminster – International Business and Management and Special Study in Teaching and Learning.
2008-2009: The Academic Lyceum of WIUT opened its doors to 150 students. His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent, paid an official visit to Uzbekistan and attended the opening ceremony of the first sports hall.
2009: The University launched its “Pre-University” course, where University applicants are more effectively trained to matriculate at WIUT.
2011: UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) gave outstanding commendations to the University of Westminster and WIUT.
2012: WIUT celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the total number of WIUT graduates reached 1,000.
2013: WIUT opened a new Regional Learning Center in the city of Urgench (Khorezm).
2013: The postgraduate degree LLM in the International Commercial Law was validated by the University of Westminster and the WIUT campus was further expanded with the opening of a new learning building and sports center.
2015: Inauguration of the WIUT Alumni Association
2017: The postgraduate degree Master of Arts in Applied Economics was introduced.
2018: WIUT held the first International Conference in Internationalization and Innovations in Higher Education which is associated with the new internationally peer-reviewed journal, Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development.
2019: Opening of SAP Next-Gen Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab. The University has been part of the SAP University Alliance since 2015.
2019: Founding of the Bloomberg Financial Research and Training Lab, which provides access to current and historical stock prices, and world currency exchange rates. currency exchange rates and information on world exchanges.
2019: Launch of the Center for Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO).
2020/2021: BA (Hons) in Business Administration course was renamed and launched as BA (Hons) in Business Management with new pathways and a strong emphasis on developing business knowledge, skills, and capabilities.
• BA (Hons) in Business Management
• BA (Hons) in Business Management with Marketing
• BA (Hons) in Business Management with Finance
2020/2021: WIUT launched a BSc (Hons) in Finance course to help students think analytically and become able to critically evaluate key concepts in socio-economic, legal, and other contexts within which finance operates.
2020/2021: The Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning course for practising teachers (PGCert) was launched with 60 credits.
2020/2021: WIUT launched an MA in Human Resource Management and Talent Development course, which aims to attract candidates with diverse academic backgrounds and working experiences with a desire to shift and build their career in Human Resource Management.
2020/2021: LLM in International Commercial Law turned from UoW franchise to WIUT course.
2020/2021: The University launched an MSc in Business Intelligence and Analytics course to help students explore the world of modern data science.
2020/2021: The opening of the MSc in Public Health Science to enable students to conduct research in public health, medicine, life, and social sciences.
2021/2022: WIUT, as a pioneer, introduced the most advanced Master of Science in Research Methods Course designed to provide a viable academic platform for building research skills based on international standards and academic rigour.
2021/2022: MA in Learning & Teaching was launched to focus on deepening understanding of learner-centred and technology-enhanced approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
2021/2022: MA in International Business Management with new pathways was expanded with the opening of
• MA in International Business Management (Creative Cultural Tourism)
• MA in International Business Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
Our 100-year-old building is located in the beautiful city center of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The building survived the largest earthquake in the history of Uzbekistan, which occurred on the 26th of April, 1966. Construction on the building began in 1911, during the Romantic period in the Russian Empire. During this time, the building was used as the 2nd Women's Gymnasium. Later, during the Soviet period, the building was donated to the Aviation College. A century later, the college was merged with the newly formed Tashkent Aviation Institute. In January 2002, after renovation and reconstruction, Westminster International University in Tashkent opened its doors to the first 120 students on the Level 3 Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS) course and the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree. Our goal in establishing WIUT was to enable citizens of Uzbekistan and other countries to obtain an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Information Systems, and Economics and Commercial Law, all validated by the University of Westminster. From 2005, WIUT has offered the internationally accredited Master of Arts in International Business and Management degree, as well as a professional qualification for teachers – the Postgraduate Certificate in Special Studies in Teaching and Learning. Since the university’s establishment, the student population has grown to over 5,000.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
Home to over 19,000 students from 169 countries, the University of Westminster has been offering practical education from the heart of London for over 180 years. The university dates back to 1838, when the English engineer and aeronautics expert Sir George Cayley, founded the Polytechnic Institution at Regent Street. It was the first polytechnic in the UK and became the University of Westminster in 1992. The university prides itself on its pioneering ethos and has been home to a number of notable moments in history. For example, in 1841 it opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe and hosted the first UK public moving picture display, organised by the Lumiere brothers, in 1896. More recently, it became the first UK partner university for UN Habitat, the agency dealing with human settlement and development. With a strong emphasis on internationalisation, the university today opens its doors to over 22,000 students, hailing from every continent. It is arranged across four campuses, three in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street) and one (Harrow) in north-west London and comprises five faculties: the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Westminster Business School, Westminster Law School, and Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.
UoW supports more than 19,000 students on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.
UoW welcomes students from all walks of life from all over the world.
UoW's partners include large corporates, SMEs and charities, which offer placements and work experience to UoW students.
Teaching Excellence Framework
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a national scheme run by the Office for Students that recognises providers for high quality teaching and student outcomes. The TEF assesses and rates universities and colleges for excellence above a set of minimum requirements for quality and standards.
The University of Westminster has been rated Silver in the latest TEF 2023. This means that our standard of delivery in these areas and overall has been judged to be typically Very High Quality.