Across these subjects which are grouped by the National Testing Centre into clusters , the overall number of applications to places available was 1. In terms of highest competition per place places are capped by the state , the top three looks quite different:. Posted on September 12, Updated on September 11, The resignation was ordered by no less than the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The reason s for his removal from the university post were not given. Kanyazov had been at the helm of TSUL since having previously developed a career in government.
Posted on September 11, If you prefer it in English, you can find my report on higher education policy in Central Asia and Afghanistan here. This entry was posted in Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan and tagged afghanistan , government policy , Higher education , Kyrgyzstan , public policy , science policy , Tajikistan. Posted on August 19, In my research on former Soviet higher education systems, the fall of the Soviet Union in continues to feature prominently as a starting point for some of the subsequent shifts that have occurred in higher education and in society at large.
Yet taken as a whole, the notion of a pre and post division in the direction of higher education holds quite strong. That was the starting point for some recent research I did to find out how authors writing about those post changes in higher education have understood what has happened.
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I also wanted to investigate whether there are differences in how authors writing in English and those writing in Russian conceptualize these shifts. To do this, I delved into 57 academic articles and I read a whole lot more to whittle the number down to a suitable data set!
I devised two different methods to analyse the articles and the standpoints taken by their authors. This is a great honour and I am very grateful to the selection committee and to the Standing Group, which I am proud to be involved with. Posted on August 13, Updated on August 12, The number of international students around the world is on the increase see UNESCO graph for growth from , and has now reached five million people.
That includes the former Soviet space, where student mobility until allowed travel only as far as Moscow, Leningrad St Petersburg , Novosibirsk and a handful of other academic centres in the Soviet Union. Students could travel between republics but the idea of getting a degree from outside the communist space was out of the question.
In the nearly 30 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, that picture has changed dramatically. Long term readers of my blog will remember the results of a survey I did of international students from Tajikistan who had ended up far and wide, from the UK to Uruguay, from Slovakia to Singapore. In revisiting the survey data for a new paper I am working on and will present at CHER in August , I took the opportunity to look at longitudinal trends across the former Soviet space. There are three time points over roughly ten year periods — , and , the latest data that is available. The overall picture is of dramatic growth: if there were , international students leaving this region in , that number had leaped to almost half a million by All forms of political and religious oppression are banned with the country.
Dozens of people remain forcibly disappeared presumably in Turkmen prisons, the most notorious being the Ovadan Depe Freedom House, Further to this, human rights groups are only able to operate in exile.
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Independent critics and their families, including in exile, face constant threat of government reprisal. New president Shavkat Mirziyoyev has undertook limited reforms since coming to office which have raised hopes that repression at home and abroad will be reduced. Karimov took a ruthlessly authoritarian approach to all forms of opposition, using the danger of Islamic militancy to justify the absence of civil rights BBC, In , Uzbekistan experienced the bloodiest crackdown on a popular revolt in the former Soviet Union.
On May 13, , Uzbek President Islam Karimov ordered his troops to open fire on thousands of protesters in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan who had rallied against his policies and have arrested of 23 local businessmen on charges of Islamist extremism Mirovalev, As a result of political oppression, a large number of opposition composed of businessman, civil society and politician were forced to live in exile and exercise politics from abroad. At the time of his death he was the oldest ruler of any country in the former Soviet space.
He was succeeded by his Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Since replacing his predecessor, Mirziyoyev, has taken a different tack in orienting Uzbekistan within Central Asia and abroad as a good neighbour and reliable international partner which is open to compromise and cooperation.
Mirziyoyev also extended a hand to exiled activists, guaranteeing them amnesty upon return. Amnesty International BBC a. Tajikistan Profile: Leaders. BBC Kazakhstan Profile: Media. BBC b.
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Kazakhstan Country Profile. Kyrgyzstan Country Profile. The Economist Political Exiles. Freedom House Freedom of the Press: Tajikistan. Kazakhstan Profile. Freedom of the World Heathershaw, J. Human Rights Watch Report of 11 December Turkmenistan Events of Tajikistan Events of Mirovalev, M