Developments in Central Asian higher education, part 3: Kazakhstan

Today, a brief overview of the current situation for higher education in Kazakhstan, as part of my monthly series reviewing the Central Asian countries. Click on the links to read earlier posts on Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Of the Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan in particular has embraced the concept of a market-driven higher education system and …

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Developments in Central Asian higher education, part 2: Kyrgyzstan

Today, Kyrgyzstan swore in Almazbek Atambayev as its new President, the first peaceful transition of power in the country. Молодцы! This was an historic moment and widely reported: I liked stories on MSNBC and the ever-reliable BBC, as well as reporting by 24, a Kyrgyz news agency (in Russian). The UAE-based newspaper The Nation rightly praises the …

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Developments in Central Asian higher education, part 1

This is the first part of what I plan to be a monthly update on developments in higher education in Central Asia. As I mentioned in my first post on this blog, there is very little research into higher education in Central Asia, and what exists is often commissioned by external donors such as international …

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