Want a PhD in Tajikistan? Then learn English or Russian

The sages at the Ministry of Education in Tajikistan have decided that PhD candidates in the country should defend their theses in Russian or English [ru]. No official justification has been given for this November 8 announcement by Minister of Education Nuriddin Said. The only exception would be for theses relating to ethnic and national issues, …

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New article out: The Dominance of Social Sciences in English-Medium Instruction Universities in Central Asia

The latest issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 3(5) Fall 2015, is just out today and I'm delighted to say it has an essay I wrote in it. The informational newsletter comes from the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Moscow as part of a cooperation agreement with Boston College's Center of International Higher Education. …

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