On May 27, 2009 HRH Prince Michael of Kent arrived in Uzbekistan in light of improving educational exchange opportunities between the UK and Uzbekistan. On his first day HRH visited the Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) where he met academic staff and students. Established in 2002, the WIUT provides education in economics, business administration, IT in business, and commercial law. Prince Michael visited the university library and took part in the opening ceremony of the Sports Centre of the Academic Lyceum of WIUT. During the visit, HRH also announced the provision of a full scholarship to study in the Westminster University in London for one of the WIUT students..