Kyrgyzstan's New Degree System

  • Martha Merrill
  • Chynara Ryskulova
Keywords: Corruption and Fraud, Reform and Change, Bologna Process, Asia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Reform and change, Educational policy transfer, Credit hours, Bologna initiatives in higher education


Kyrgyzstan is replacing Soviet-era degrees with Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and contact hours with credit hours. This aligns Kyrgyzstan's higher education system with those of neighboring nations that have been accepted into the Bologna Process. However, many problems are likely to arise, because few educators, students, parents, or employers fully understand the new system and resources available to implement it are minimal.
How to Cite
Merrill, M., & Ryskulova, C. (2012). Kyrgyzstan’s New Degree System. International Higher Education, (68), 18-20.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia