Getting around the law to get in to university in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Central Asian faculty and friends I know are fond of observing that higher education in the region is not as good as it used to be, and/or is facing a 'crisis' because of a lack of quality, corruption, outflow of good teachers and so on. All of these points are valid. Yet at the same …

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How to choose a university in Kazakhstan

With a plethora of institutional offerings, deciding what, where and how to study are perennial questions for prospective students around the world. Here’s what Yelena Pak of Kazakhstan’s Delovoi [Business] Kazakhstan news agency [ru] suggests you should look out for if you’re going to apply in Kazakhstan. Rankings University rankings are a hot topic in …

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Reforms in Tajik higher education: report on World Bank funded project

Here's the critical quote from this World Bank press release reporting on the end of a five year Russian government funded project: ...improved education is fundamental to alleviating poverty and improving economic competitiveness So says their Tajikistan country project manager Patricia Veevers-Carter. The purpose of the project was to introduce a standard university admissions test …

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