“Towards the Inclusive University – Widening access in Uzbekistan”

Tuesday 17th May, 2022
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The conference is a joint initiative between the Committee on International Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the British Council in Uzbekistan, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and the University of Westminster (UK).

This Conference will address issues related to the further development of inclusive Higher Education in Uzbekistan, the continuous implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the identification of key directions, priorities and next steps for the Inclusive University in Uzbekistan.

The Conference themes / streams are the following:
  • Inclusive Higher Education Curriculum
  • Inclusive Higher Education Leadership Development
  • Inclusive Student Support and Skills Development
  • Inclusive Institutional Culture - Access for All
The Conference will specifically look at issues related to women’s empowerment, girls’ education, access to education for people with special educational needs and those representing vulnerable and/or low income families. The conference will have workshops to discuss specific case studies and examples of existing barriers and explore how they can be dealt with in the short and longer term.

The Conference will be delivered in hybrid form and will take place on WIUT’s campus. There will be simultaneous translation in English and Uzbek.

Virtual participants can join the conference with a direct link below:
or use Zoom Meeting ID: 898 2518 9225
Passcode: 170522
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.


Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is the first international university in Uzbekistan and first in Central Asia to offer Western education, with United Kingdom (UK) qualifications. WIUT`s mission is to provide International Standards of Education and Research Opportunities that contribute to the Intellectual, Social and Professional development of the Central Asian communities as well as Global Community. WIUT is the host of the conference and member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), member of International Association of Universities and member of Advance Higher Education (UK).


The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

The British Council centre in Uzbekistan was established in 1996. We are here to create learning and development opportunities for people in Uzbekistan by providing access to information, ideas and expertise from the UK and around the world.


University of Westminster (UoW) was the first polytechnic in London and one of the first in the UK, established to educate the working people of London. UoW has a long and proud history of international collaboration and global engagement through research partnerships and from colleagues, students and alumni from across the world. Today UoW continues to provide a grounded, holistic education so that people from every background can realise their true potential.

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