Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:46

Widening access to Higher Education

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WIUT hosted the first meeting of the national Inclusive University working group under the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised education.

The group is the outcome of the Inclusive University Conference organised on May 17th, 2022 as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education, the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the British Council in Uzbekistan, WIUT and the University of Westminster, UK.

The group agreed to focus on widening access for people with disabilities and people from low-income families, as well as on women’s and girls’ empowerment. The group will take a systemic and consultative approach and will start a mapping of major stakeholders.

Making universities more inclusive will help attract talent, create an inclusive culture for all, diversify thinking and approaches, promote innovation and growth, as well as diversify communities.