• Position :
  • Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • Business and Economics
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 18.00-18.30
  • Nationality :
  • Uzbekistan
  • Languages :
  • English, French, Russian, Uzbek
  • Education :
  • PhD in Political Science - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2011)


    MBA in Public Service - University of Birmingham (2001)


    BA in Business - Tashkent State Technical University (2000)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 2011-present

    • Corporate Governance
    • International Political Economy


    Westminster International University in Tashkent: 2002-2008

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Human Resources Management
    • Business in its Environment
    • Cultural Differences and People Management
    • Reward Management
    • Public Sector Management and others
  • Research area(s) :
    • Governance in Transition Countries
    • E-government, open government, m-government, e-governance
    • Informal networks and their influence on governance
    • Water management/governance in Central Asia
    • Local government capacity building
  • Research Project(s) :
  • Reviewed available case studies and undertook systematic research to identify, document and formulate the content for a Model Charter for Public Service for the CIS region based, on the best practices and values identified with due attention to ramifications for human resources development and knowledge sharing. Defined a framework to guide the public services in the CIS in taking such legislative, regulatory, technical and practical measures as may be required to create favourable conditions for the proper functioning of the public service and improved quality of services delivered to the public - United Nations (2011)


    Created a study course with such concepts as e-governance and e-government, strategic planning and policy development issues for e-governance. Within the project 1) the workshop for the teachers of the Academy on e-governance was conducted; the teaching capacity of a core group of teachers of the Academy was strengthened by providing classes on teaching methodology, student centered learning approaches, independent learning and assessment techniques; the draft of the syllabus of the course on E-governance was produced - United Nations Development Program (2010, 2011)


    Research to write a book chapter on Human Development Textbook: on ‘Good Governance and Institutional Efficiency in the context of Human Development’ - United Nations Development Program (2007)


    Research to produce a chapter on Recruitment and Promotion in Civil service in Uzbekistan within the Policy brief: Civil Service - Delivering Quality and Productivity (original title: Государственная служба в Узбекистане: Состояние, проблемы и основные направления ее реформирования) - United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Center of Economic Research (2007)


    Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility amongst Small and Medium Enterprises of Uzbekistan. Several papers were published as a result of the study - British Embassy in Uzbekistan (2006)


    Institutional analysis on Compensation and Benefit Policies of IWMI, comparing it to the local market in Uzbekistan, to determine position of IWMI in relation to other similar organizations - International Water Management Institute (2005)


    Intergovernmental Fiscal relations between Central government and local government in municipalities under the Local Government Assessment project - USAID (2003)


    Research on bridging the Digital Divide in Uzbekistan. Digital Divide and E-Democracy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation (2002)

  • Selected Publications :
  • Aminova M., Jegers M., Informal Structures and Governance Processes in Transition Economies: The case of Uzbekistan, International Journal of Public Administration 2011, 34, 1-12 - [Vrije Universiteit Brussel]


    Aminova M., Abdullayev A., Water Management in State-Centered Environment: Water Governance Analysis of Uzbekistan, Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 1240-1265 [Vrije Universiteit Brussel]


    Aminova M., Abdullayev A., Governance in Transition: Impact of Agricultural Policies on Water Governance in Uzbekistan in Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future editors: Komatsu, H., Karasar, S., Dadabaev, T., Kurmangaliyeva G., Maltepe University Press: 46, 103-121 (2011) [Vrije Universiteit Brussel]


    Aminova M., Comparative analysis of e-Government Strategies of CIS countries, eBook on NISPAcee e-Government Learning Platform (2011) [Vrije Universiteit Brussel]

  • Honours & Awards :
  • Visiting Scholar to Butler University, Indiana, USA - US Department of State, Junior Faculty Development Program (2007)


    Umid foundation – President of Uzbekistan award to support talented youth - Government of Uzbekistan (2000)