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2018-09-14 | Education

US-based Webster University opens its doors to Uzbek students


Webster University teachers meet with their Uzbek colleagues at Uzbek State World Languages University in Tashkent September 5. [Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education]

Webster University teachers meet with their Uzbek colleagues at Uzbek State World Languages University in Tashkent September 5. [Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education]

By Maksim Yeniseyev

TASHKENT -- Starting in January 2019, Webster University will start offering a master's in business administration (MBA) at Uzbek State World Languages University (USWLU) in Tashkent, Gazeta.uz reported in September.

Webster, based in in St. Louis in the United States, offers a master's programme on "Teaching English as a Second Language" at USWLU. That programme began operating September 5 with 125 Uzbek students, all of whom had a bachelor's degree from Uzbek universities.

The English-language programme is the first educational project in Uzbekistan offered by an American university. Its total cost is $4,000 (31.5 million UZS).


A Webster University instructor greets students of Webster's "Teaching English as a Second Language" master's programme in Tashkent September 5. [Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education]

A Webster University instructor greets students of Webster's "Teaching English as a Second Language" master's programme in Tashkent September 5. [Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education]

All graduates will receive a Webster diploma.

Webster designed the programme. Professors from both Webster and USWLU will teach.

Uzbek teachers, students optimistic

Uzbekistan has a shortage of English-language teachers and translators, said Svetlana Kozyreva, an elementary school teacher in Tashkent.

The programme will be very popular for students who plan to teach after graduation, she said.

"In the 21st century, knowing English is almost essential, and our children need teachers," she told Caravanserai.

Zamira Atakhanova, a 10th-grader in a Tashkent high school, said she is very excited about the Webster programme.

The quality of education in Uzbek universities is poor, she said, adding that few Uzbek students can afford to pay tuition abroad.

"It's great that now an American university will work in Uzbekistan; I hope it will offer more programmes," she told Caravanserai. "I would gladly major in sociology at Webster University."

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Comment bubble | 2018-11-16

I couldn t find any contact numbers or e mail adress.There is no sufficient information about university itself.Moreover,there is no separate university city for submitting application.What's the purpose of opening these kinda universities if it is not properly answer the TQM.

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Comment bubble | 2018-11-03

I, too, want [to study]

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-27

Damn... Where is?.. Oh, it's HERE in the pocket - a small amount, give or take $4,000. Yes, [I] found it. THAT'S IT, starting [my] studies soon!!! Hoorah!!!

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-09

It is wonderful new that such university was opened in our country. But prices are high and it will be a reason that many of our students will not be able to study there

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-09

Please open International Law and International Relations faculties. We would major in those fields in Webster University, too.

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-09

Assalamu alaykum, we are glad that Webster University had opened, we kindly ask to open Bachelor’s programme. We would like to study this year.

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-02

Please open Business and Technology Faculty in cooperation with USA

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Comment bubble | 2018-10-01

Thanks for the great idea and its implementation! I am proud to study in this university. The conditions are just fantabulous. The new building impresses with its grandeur and comfort inside. Webster University is a great opportunity for me to get education that meets international standards! Rakhmat [thank you] for this gift to the independent Uzbekistan!

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Comment bubble | 2018-09-29

Hi, can one get a Bachelor's Degree in Webster?

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Comment bubble | 2018-09-27

It is really good idea to open the branch of Webster university in Tashkent,because as mentioned before no everyone has an opportunity to get education in abroad so that being branches of foreign universities in our country can offer us so many opportunities for the future

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