This summer I spent nearly a month in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, both on holiday and also doing some research on university administration and management in Central Asian universities. More on the latter in a future post but in the meantime, today’s post is a “postcard” from me highlighting just a handful of Bishkek’s many higher education institutions.
For fact-lovers out there: Kyrgyzstan has a total of 52 recognised universities, 31 state and 21 privately run, of which 30 are in the capital city. In 2011, there were 230,000 students. Not bad going for a country with a population of coming up to six million – comparable in size to Denmark (8 universities), Finland (14 universities) and Scotland (19 higher education institutions)…
(The title is an attempt at a multi-lingual play on words: “Вузы Бишкека” translates as “Bishkek universities” but the word for universities – вузы – is pronounced ‘vuzi’, i.e. similar to views. Hope that clarifies matters!)
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