Higher education reforms in Uzbekistan

In an interview with Gazeta.uz [ru] published on 18 September, Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov offers some insights into higher education reforms in the country. The list is impressively long, indicative of broader reform trends taking place across government and in society as a whole. In higher education, I've already flagged Uzbekistan's growing interest in …

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Tajik graduates ordered to repay state scholarships

Got a degree but don't want to use your qualification working out in the middle of nowhere without your family and earning a pittance? If you're a graduate of a Tajik university and you've had funding from the state to support your studies, the ruling of a regional court this week is that if this rural employment …

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Poor prospects for Uzbeks studying in Kyrgyzstan

I'm reporting today on a EurasiaNet story about missed opportunities for Uzbeks studying and wishing to make a living in Kyrgyzstan. The full story is below, (c) EurasiaNet with the original available at http://www.eurasianet.org/node/67908.This is a problem created in the Soviet era when boundaries between republics were less relevant and the overarching 'unity of the people' …

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