Financing higher education in Kyrgyzstan

For a small country with a population of a little over 6 million, Kyrgyzstan has an awful lot of universities - 68 at last count. For comparison, Singapore (population 5.8m) has exactly half as many and El Salvador (identical population to Kyrgyzstan) has 26 universities. As with many countries in the former Soviet space, the …

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Kyrgyz students 2015 – who, what, where

This is a wonderful infographic from Sputnik, a Russia media agency that set up shop in Kyrgyzstan last year. Produced recently for International Day of Students, the original article is here. For me, the most interesting stories are: The mismatch between the funding that the state is making available to students, and the courses they want …

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