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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DIY budgeting: The self-financing experiment in Uzbekistan’s universities begins

Further to my December 2019 post, An Uzbek experiment, the new do-it-yourself funding model for 10 of the country's higher education institutions (HEIs) has now come into force. All 10 will be under the watchful eye of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education to ensure that prices don't jump too high, too fast …

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In Their Own Words: Scholarship Stories from Tajikistan (repost)

Below is a very nice story posted on the Central Asia Institute website offering motivation and inspiration from a number of scholarship students from Tajikistan. Thanks to Michelle O'Brien for alerting me to this story. In Their Own Words: Scholarship Stories from Tajikistan (c) Central Asia Institute: https://centralasiainstitute.org/in-their-own-words-scholarship-stories-from-tajikistan February 20th, 2018 In Tajikistan, poverty is one of the …

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More independence for Kazakh universities?

A detailed and interesting story from Kazakh news agency Tengri News today, reporting on a recent conference for higher education leaders in the country. There is reportedly a strong move towards offering greater independence to universities in the country on everything from curriculum to revenue streams. I couldn't quite work out from the story why …

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