THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYRGYZSTAN (IUK) was created in March 1993 by a decree of the President of Kyrgyz Republic
(State license AL # 039) that gave the University a status of international higher education
institution. The founders of IUK are the Ministry of culture and education, National Academy of Sciences, and San Francisco
State University. In short period of time the IUK has become one of the lading higher education institutions of Kyrgyzstan and
Central Asian region. The IUK awards diplomas of state standard.
The IUK is located in the building of the former Politechnical College located in
Bishkek - the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. It is one of the older and beautiful
building of Bishkek that is located on Chui Prospect - a central street of the city, which
once was a Great Silk Road. In addition to Bishkek campus, the University has
three campuses which are located in follpwing cities: Osh and Jalalabad(southern region of Kyrgyzstan)
and in Karakol-city(Issyk - Kul region of Kyrgyzstan).
All lessons are conducted on western education standards at the IUK - credit-hours system. The IUK
students have opportunity to transfer from second and third year to the universities of the
USA and Europe.
The IUK is a member of the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC), Association of European
Universities (CRE), European Association for International Education (EAIE), Global Alliance for Transnational
Education (GATE), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), International
Association of Universities under UNESCO.
The IUK was awarded with International GOLD Quality Star 2001, founded by the BID (Business Initiative Directions) - organization,
with during the many selects companies and institutions with strong activity and business, leadership, new technology implementation
and innovation. In 2001 has entered to the list of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The IUK is main organization in creation of Virtual Academy of European and Central Asian Countries and
jointly implements education projects of Institute of Distance learning, the World Bank. The UNESCO Institute
on new Information technology in Education conducts educational and research work at the IUK.
As a result of a joint project with Arnhem Business School (the Netherlands) and University of Karlstad (Sweden) we
joined the Europe Credit Transformation System (ECTS). The IUK offers programs on International business, diplomas of which will meet the
standards of the ECTS which recognizing of the IUK's diploma in the states of the EU.
The IUK has qualified and professional staff and faculty. As much as half of the faculty
are Ph.D. or candidates for PH.D. The IUK faculty members have gone through at San Francisco State University (USA), the University
of Michigan and Salem institution University (USA), the University of Karlsand (Sweden), the University of
Hanover (Germany), Arnhem Business School (the Netherlands), the University of Laplandia (Finland), Tohoku University(Japan), Central
European University (Czech Republic & Hungary), and other leading world academic institutions.
The International University of Kyrgyzstan is ahed of other universities in terms of computers and Internet
accessibility per students. For every five students there is one computer, all of which have processors pentium
of higher. In addition to other service, IUK students receive driving education, word processing training, and