On Friday January 22, President Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali attended an official opening ceremony of a new building of Tajik National University and a student dormitory in the Campus of Tajik National University, locally known as Jazeera (Islet).

The Faculty of Economics  and Finance is located in this seven-story building, according to the Tajik president’s official website.  

The building is also home for the Museum of Leader of the Nation, which was established by University’s Academic Council as tribute to President Emomali Rahmon, who reportedly graduated from the Faculty of Economics in 1982.  

Recall, a law passed by Tajikistan's parliament in December 2015 gave Emomali Rahmon the title “Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation.”  A shorter version of the title, "Leader of the Nation," is used frequently. In addition to granting Rahmon lifelong immunity from prosecution, the law also gave him a number of other lifelong privileges, including veto powers over all major state decisions, the freedom to address the nation and parliament on all matters he deems important, and the privilege of attending all government meetings and parliament sessions.

On May 22, 2016, a nationwide referendum approved a number of changes to the country's constitution.  One of the main changes lifted the limit on presidential terms, effectively allowing Rahmon to stay in power for as many terms as he wishes.