Westminster International University in Tashkent celebrates its 10th anniversary
Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) celebrates its 10th anniversary this week.
WIUT was established under the Uzbek law “About the Westminster International University in Tashkent” approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 16 January 2002. It was established in collaboration with the University of Westminster (UK) and “UMID” Foundation of the President of Uzbekistan, a Foundation established to support talented youth of Uzbekistan to study abroad.
The objective of establishing WIUT was to provide an international standard of Higher Education in Uzbekistan to enable citizens of Uzbekistan and other countries to obtain an internationally recognised Bachelor education in Business, Business Computing, Economics and Law and Master education in International Business and Management all validated by the University of Westminster.
In 2009 WIUT opened an Academic Lyceum as part of its strategy of providing high quality education for all and its social commitment to the development of Uzbekistan. The Lyceum is for forms 10 to 12, age 15 to 18 and in line with the National Framework for Secondary education, focuses on the use of the English Language. The Lyceum is under the management of the University, adopting the same principles of integrity and quality, similar systems and regulations as that of the university.
As WIUT enters its 10th year of successful collaboration with the University of Westminster, the university receives one of the highest commendations for its quality, receiving outstanding commendations from the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the recent audit of collaborative provision of the University of Westminster.
WIUT was the most prominent, extensive and comprehensive partnership reviewed by the QAA. The review was very rigorous, specific and detailed.
The result was outstanding… The QAA commended ‘WIUT’s groundbreaking role in the development of higher education in Uzbekistan’. The University of Westminster was commended for its ‘work in Uzbekistan (that) contributed to the team’s identification of its commitment to enhancing the quality of higher education through collaborative partnerships as a feature of good practice’ These are some of the comments from the report. The report demonstrates the quality of the partnership between the University of Westminster and WIUT, the strength of the systems, the depth of the collaboration and that the future is secured through the highest level of quality developed and delivered in Uzbekistan by WIUT and the University of Westminster.
The 10th Anniversary is being marked with a variety of events and projects throughout this week, including traditional “plov party” for all staff and students, guest lecture by Rita Bellamy, a member of the Court of Governors of UoW, performance of WIUT Drama Club, concert by newly organised music band of WIUT lyceum students and, of course, “WIUT Alumni ReUnion Party”.
The Embassy of Uzbekistan in London congratulates all staff, students and alumni of WIUT with the 10 years of history, success and achievements. We wish you great future with the best quality in education and worldwide recognition!