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The Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) was established in 1993 on the basis of the Treaty “On friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance” between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. Since then has been cooperating with the Yeltsin Foundation that remains a trusted partner up to the present day. The Foundation has provided financial support to the university such as grants for 50 best students, provision for modern educational equipment, as well as financial support with Internet access for the whole university. In addition, the Yeltsin Foundation has supported various schools and university based academic competitions in Russian Language, international research and practice conferences on maintaining a positive integrated learning environment within CIS countries.
In 2004, by the decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, as an expression of appreciation and respect for enormous support and encouragement in founding the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the university was given the name of the First President of Russian Federation, Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin.
KRSU provides education in 45 specialties. It has 8 faculties with 80 academic departments, 6 research centers, 15 scientific and educational centers, 4 laboratories, a law center, a medical center, and 25 institutes of students’ aesthetic education. The university is proud of its 1973 academic and research staff including 106 Doctors of Science and 353 Candidates of Science and more than 11000 students, including more than 780 foreign students from near and far abroad countries, and about 450 postgraduate students. KRSU provides advanced training in Russian, Kyrgyz, English, German, and French languages. The Theory and Practice of the English Language and Intercultural Communication Department qualifies specialists in English language teaching, translation/interpretation services and intercultural communication.
Imparting the best knowledge on humanitarian, economic, legal, natural and technical fronts as well as introducing the best technical and scientific capabilities of both the countries of Kyrgyzstan and Russia is the main mission of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University.
The University’s main ambition is to help students strive successfully in the competitive world through the following university objective features:
The high quality of teaching and learning recourses and the advanced research and training facilities have set the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University apart.
Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University has 8 faculties containing a total of 80 academic departments, 6 research centers, 15 scientific and educational centers, 4 laboratories, a law center, a medical center, and 25 institutes of students’ aesthetic education.
The university is highly proud with its 1973 distinguished and dedicated academic and research staff (out of them 106 with Doctorate and 353 with PhD degrees) and a total number of more than 11000 students, including more than 780 foreign students from near and far abroad countries, and about 450 postgraduate and doctoral candidates.
Academic programmes of study offered at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University correspond to advanced standards for higher education of both the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic aimed at training highly-skilled professionals, able to work successfully in the CIS and abroad. Academic plans are approved and accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Along with traditional Specialist Degree programmes (5 years), the university offers Bachelor's Degree (4 years) and Master's Degree (2 years) programmes as well as postgraduate (Candidate of Science) and doctoral (Doctor of Science) degree programmes. The medium of instruction at KRSU is Russian. It is also noteworthy that the KRSU graduates get diplomas of two states - the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University recognizes research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of its academic staff, and places great value on fostering, publishing and disseminating research of the highest international quality. Research topics being investigated at the university are very diverse and include economics, engineering, law,political science, medical science, international relations, architecture and others.
During the years of its existence, the university has brought up a pleiad of eminent scientists and scholars in natural, engineering, medical-biological, socio-economic and humanitarian sciences. This is evidenced in the large range of Doctorate and PhD dissertations defended as well as publications and books produced each year. Many research articles are published in refereed journals which are produced annually and published internationally. Awards and distinctions are also regularly achieved by the academic-research staff of the university. Postgraduate students (PhD and Doctoral) also make significant contributions to the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University’s research activities while studying for higher degrees.
The Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University has always been committed to international exchange and cooperation. At present, the university has established cooperative ties with the following universities and research institutes of Europe, Asia and America:
The Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University is a member of:
During 2008-2011, more than 200 academic staff and students have undergone internship and/or exchange studies programmes at universities of Germany, UK, USA, Italy, etc. KRSU is also home to over 100 international students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Republic of Belarus, India, Pakistan, Israel, China, South Korea, etc., who study and contribute to the social and academic life on campus. Along with talented Kyrgyz faculty members, courses are taught by foreign faculty members from the US, Europe and Asia.