Students in charge of universities and other quirks of Kazakh higher education history

Did you know that Kazakhstan's first university was opened in Tashkent - in today's Uzbekistan? Or that the its first Rector (Vice-Chancellor) was a final year student? Or that throughout the Soviet period, there was only ever one university in Kazakhstan's capital? All these fun (yes, they are fun!) facts and more can be found in a …

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A summer of learning: Fieldwork, conferences, and more in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

It's been rather quiet on the blog of late. Don't worry - I haven't run out of ideas to keep the blog going. On the contrary, I probably now have too many. I also have a LOT of new photos of universities to add to my photo gallery (see the bottom right part of the …

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Holiday viewing: Universities in Soviet Kazakhstan

Every now and again, I treat you (well, really this is as much for my own benefit) to a visual offering on this blog. In previous years, we've had early Soviet era Central Asia posters, a tour of Bishkek's universities and a selection of Christmas trees for the Tajik school and university students who were banned from …

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