FAQ
What makes you different from other leading universities in Uzbekistan?
TEAM is a university which has no analogues in Uzbekistan yet. The idea of a business university is being implemented for the first time, so direct comparisons with other universities are incorrect. While we will also issue a British diploma similar to leading universities, the format of education, work with skills, the teaching staff will be fundamentally different. Our main goal is to create an atmosphere in which the most enterprising, creative people who think "out of the box" will be born. We would like to remind you that the founders of TEAM are successful entrepreneurs, whose environment consists of the same people who go to work every day and risk everything they have. We will teach you to think like winners from the very first year. We believe that there are many positive changes in higher education in Uzbekistan, other universities are also working on themselves, we respect their work, however, with TEAM we guarantee you a fascinating journey of analogues that you have never had before.
Will students go abroad to study via exchange programs?
We sincerely believe that in order to become a true professional or successful entrepreneur it is necessary to travel a lot, know the world, pump up skills and competencies, have experience of volunteer work, train in different companies.

Strong connection with the expert community in different countries, the ecosystem of entrepreneurship, business leaders of the country is one of our strengths.

Career center and Students' Union at TEAM, starting from the first years of training, will organize international exchange programs, plan regular trips within Uzbekistan and abroad, in the form of team building, sessions, simulations, charity events, internships at the production facilities.

In addition, there are a lot of permanent fellowships, internships grants and summer internships in the world. The task will be to acquaint students with these opportunities, to assist them in filling out the questionnaires, to train to fill out the form themself, to prepare them for independent life and career choice.

Who will train students? Local or foreign teachers?
Both foreign and local instructors will be involved in training.

The main selection criterion will be a strong theoretical background plus practical experience.

It is important to note that in contrast to classical universities, most of the educational process will involve entrepreneurs, with whom students will have the opportunity to obtain knowledge not only in the academic environment, but also in the form of games, business cases, game simulations. The whole educational process will also be based on giving students the opportunity to freely express their thoughts and opinions and develop their own projects. Business practitioners will act as mentors and lead them to the result through their advice and coaching.
What is an "entrepreneurial university"? It sounds like a "commercial" university. What will they teach and can they even teach to be an entrepreneur?
The concept of an entrepreneurial university is not new in itself and has been actively used in the university environment of developed countries since the end of the last century. An entrepreneurial university is a natural incubator, it tries to provide an enabling environment in which the university community can explore, evaluate and use ideas that can be transformed into social and economic entrepreneurial initiatives. Business universities engage in partnerships, networks and other relationships to create an umbrella for interaction, collaboration and cooperation.

Hence, our goals are to raise graduates with a systematic, entrepreneurial mindset. We aim to prepare competitive and technologically advanced graduates who will be able to create startups and bring domestic products and services to foreign markets. The curriculum of our university will be based, on the one hand, on the development of "soft" skills (entrepreneurial thinking, leadership, creativity, information analysis) and, on the other hand, will provide solid fundamental knowledge and consolidate it in practice.
Will you have your own dormitory?
There will be no dormitory in the first year, but the university will help you find affordable accommodation for students. Depending on the number of requests received, the administration may arrange to rent a place near the TEAM University building. A new housing estate has been formed surrounded by 5-10 minutes walking distance from the university, with all the necessary amenities for living, eating and leisure of students
Is Ielts needed for admissions?
Yes, (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent). The language of instruction at TEAM University will be English and all subjects will be taught in English. In addition to the higher education diploma of the Republic of Uzbekistan, graduates will also receive a British diploma. In this regard, knowledge of English is essential. It is important to note that we are aimed at the comprehensive development of our students, so opportunities will be created to develop Uzbek, Russian and other foreign languages.
Will there be any grants for applicants?
In the first year of study TEAM University will provide grants (merit-based scholarships). TEAM University's values imply social responsibility and a strong desire to support talented people. On May 20th, 2020, we will start announcing the terms and conditions for participation in our grant programmes. Subscribe to our official channels, follow the news every day.
What is the ratio between budget and contract places?
TEAM University is a private business university and there are no budget slots. However, there will be a transparent system of grants provided by both the university itself and its sponsors. Detailed information about the criteria and features of the grant system will be available at teamuni.uz website on May 20, 2020.
Will the training be 3 or 4 years?
Traditionally, in Uzbekistan under the higher education it is planned to study for 4 years for the Bachelor's degree. At the same time, in the first year, which is equated to the Foundation Course under the British system, students will study modules including presentation skills, critical thinking skills, ability to work with literature, basics of business and entrepreneurship, negotiating skills, along with improving the level of academic English. In addition, we will intensively add the ability to communicate with entrepreneurs and practitioners from different fields, so that students can draw conclusions for themselves about which areas of entrepreneurship they like. Internships are planned during the training.
Will the founders teach at TEAM University themselves?
Yes, we plan to actively involve our founders in the learning process. The founders' network will also allow for the involvement of other leading entrepreneurs and professionals in different fields. We plan to present cases (case-study) based on their companies, so that students can immerse themselves in the practical aspects of their work and give concrete suggestions.
Where is your university located?
The university is located on Temur Malik St. 146, near the former TAPOiCh (intersection of Maktumkuli and Parkentskaya Streets), on the site of the Technoplaza IBC building.
What are the university admission criteria?
Good level of English (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) and a high school diploma with grades of at least 4 in certain subjects (e.g. algebra, geometry). It should also be noted that we understand that applicants may experience temporary difficulties in taking the IELTS or equivalent examinations due to quarantine. If the difficulties in passing this exam continue, in coordination with our British partner, we will update the information on this issue. Keep an eye on our official channels, information may be updated after 10th May.
When will the entrance exams begin?
There are no entry exams at TEAM University. You will need to provide a certificate of required English level (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent), a secondary school diploma, a copy of your passport and a completed university application form.
Do you guarantee employment after graduation?
The university provides all employment opportunities and support, but the final decision rests with the employer and the student. The university will organize mentoring sessions from professionals in different fields who are interested in talented people. Job fairs will also be held. TEAM Founding Entrepreneurs will use their personal network to provide direct communication with different industries. There will also be a Career Centre at the University on a permanent basis, as well as a Business Incubator, which will also organize practical work where students will present their projects to real investors. All this will significantly increase the chances of students having several job offers before completing their studies. At the same time, it is important to note that a lot will depend on the personal efforts of the student.
In What languages will the teaching be conducted in?
The main subjects for which credits are awarded (part of the compulsory British system) will be taught in English. However, students are not prohibited from speaking other languages outside the classroom, such as communication with business people, guest speakers, and extracurricular activities (clubs, theme meetings, informal and offsite events). We believe that our students, as citizens of the world, should be able to communicate freely in several languages
When does the admissions procedure open?
TEAM University is a new institution of higher education, which starts its activity this year. We intend to educate our students to British standards. The University's study programmes are currently being agreed upon by our UK partner institution. The validation process will take some time. Therefore, we will provide you with more detailed information on recruitment after May 20th. Until then we will continue to provide you with other, no less important details of the planned educational process.
What are the areas of study?
Foundation Course is the first year of study at TEAM, we have already described it in detail in one of the previous answers. This course focuses on business fundamentals, language skills, and other soft skills needed to continue your studies at our university. In the years to come, students will choose to specialise in a range of subjects and courses. The exact names of courses will be announced by us as soon as the LSBU program validation procedure is successfully completed by the end of June this year. We will keep you up to date with the news as it becomes available.
Can I transfer from other institutions of higher education?
It is possible, if the admission requirements for the course are met. It must be understood that we will only accept students for the first year of study.
Will the diploma be valid abroad?
Students who successfully complete their studies receive an international diploma from LSBU (London South Bank University).

LSBU was ranked 1st in the ranking of the most entrepreneurial universities in the UK (according to research by Times Higher Education in 2016) and was also the best university of the year to employ graduates in 2018. According to another prestigious QS ranking, LSBU is ranked among the Top 1000 best universities in the world every year. The British Diploma is recognized in almost all countries of the world and does not require nostrification.

In addition to the British Diploma, graduates receive a standard diploma, which is accepted as a document of higher education in Uzbekistan.
Will students choose the subjects themselves?
All courses will be compulsory in the 1st year. Students can choose extracurricular activities (clubs, debates, etc.). From the 2nd year students will have the opportunity to choose the study direction and some modules.

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