Join me live on Oct 1: Surviving a crisis: Resilience, adaptation, and transformation in higher education after the collapse of the Soviet Union

I'm giving a seminar on October 1 (9am Eastern, 2pm UK, 6pm Dushanbe) about my recently completed doctoral work and would love to see you there. It's being hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education, an international research centre with hubs at the University of Oxford and University College London. Here's the description: After …

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“We have kept our traditions” – Why not everything has changed in higher education – Seminar, Feb 22, online access

After an event as momentous as the fall of the Soviet Union, it would be natural to expect significant changes as a result, whether that be at the macro-level of new states being created to the micro-level of people being forced to change profession in order to earn enough money to keep their families going …

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Today at CESS 2018: Roundtable on Central Asian Encounters with the European Higher Education Area

If you should find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, today - October 27, 2018 - please join us at the Central Eurasian Studies Society's 2018 Annual Conference for our roundable on Global Bolognaization: Central Asian Encounters with the European Higher Education Area. Followers of my blog may remember the call for proposals that co-convenor Aliya Akatayeva …

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New education research on Central Asia – “Reverse Flow in Academic Mobility from Core to Periphery: Motivations of International Faculty Working in Kazakhstan” by Jack Lee and Aliya Kuzhabekova

This is the second in an occasional series on the blog called New education research on Central Asia. In this series, I review new books/book chapters and journal articles written about education in Central Asia. My aims are to raise awareness of these new publications and offer a summary of the key points and my views on the piece. …

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Faculty blamed for poor standards at Kulob State University, Tajikistan

An unusually critical article was published recently in Asia-Plus - one of Tajikistan's last remaining bastions of press freedoms - observing a worrying drop in educational standards at Kulob State University [ru], nominally one of the best in the country. Two main causes are identified: the fact that many of the better qualified faculty have left the university (20 …

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