Osh State University
Osh State University (OSU) is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Kyrgyzstan located in the south of the country. It was established in 1992 on the basis of Osh State Pedagogic Institute which was organized in 1951. Nowadays the university is considered to be one of the leading universities in Southern Kyrgyzstan. It concentrates round itself the great academic and scientific potential (27 thousand students, including 1500 international students; 1663 teachers on the staff including 253 Candidates and 59 Doctors of Science). The university provides training in a wide range of study areas including Law, Medicine, Education, Social Work, Economics, International Relations (9 research institutes, 17 faculties, 25 education, research and resource centers).
OSU is a member of the European Association of International Education (1997, Netherlands) and International Association of Universities (1995, France). The training is conducted on 76 specialties in 10 languages; on 24 specialties OSU has joined the world catalogue of universities. Regarding international focus OSU has also been active in networking projects of such programs as NISSCUP, IREX, ACCELS, DAAD, INTAS, CEP, TEMPUS-TACIS and cooperates with more than 90 higher education institutions, various foundations, public sectors, Embassies and Diplomatic Representatives of near and distant foreign countries.
Today about 100 OSU students study in USA, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Southern
Korea in the framework of different international educational programs. 14
OSU graduates study at Master’s level programs, 6 post-graduates are in programs
of doctoral studies leading to PhD degree in such abroad countries as USA,
Germany, Canada, Turkey and Pakistan.
OSU has 23 study buildings, 9 dormitories and hostel for foreign teachers.
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