The International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) was created in March 1993 by a decree of President of the Kyrgyz Republic (State license AL #039) that gave the University a status of international higher education institution.
The IUK is located in Bishkek – the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. Building of the IUK is one of most beautiful buildings of Bishkek that is located on a central street of the city. In addition to Bishkek Campus, the university has three campuses which are located in the following cities: Osh and Jalal-Abad (southern region of Kyrgyzstan) and in Karakol-city (Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan).
The Kyrgyz-Russian Institute for Distance Learning was created jointly with the Modern Humanitarian University in Moscow under auspices of the intergovernmental committee on knowledge propagation and adult education in CIS. Graduates of this Institute get diplomas about Higher Education of Kyrgyz Republic and Russian Federation. The Kyrgyz-Indian Institute for Distance Learning was created jointly with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (India). Also there were created European Resource Center (IUK-Arnhem Business School, the Netherlands), American Resource Center (IUK-University of Michigan, USA), Education Information Resource Center (IUK-Bern University, Switzerland), Regional Academy of CISCO, International Telecommunication Union, Center of Higher Education Institutes integration to the Bologna process (IUK-EU).
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 (EUA), 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.
As a result of the joint project with University of Karlstad (Sweden) we joined the European Credit Transformation System (ECTS).
The IUK has qualified and professional staff and faculty. The IUK faculty members have gone through training at San Francisco State University (USA), University of Michigan (USA), the University of Karlstad (Sweden), University of Hanover (Germany), Arnhem Business School (the Netherlands), the University of Laplandia (Finland), Tohoku University (Japan), Central European University (Hungary), University of Bern, (Switzerland), Salem International University (USA) and other leading world academic institutions.
There are four higher schools (HS), five institutes and two colleges, seven scientific research institutes at the IUK which offer undergraduate and graduate programs in different fields:
1. Higher School of Diplomacy and International Law (HS D&IL)
2. Higher School of Economics and Business (HS EB)
3. Higher School of New Information Technologies (HS NIT)
4. International School of Medicine (ISM)
5. Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
6. Institute of International Business (IIB)
7. Kyrgyz-Indian Institute of Distance Learning (KIIDL)
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – an international higher educational institution is a structural unit of IUK created to train medical specialists for foreign countries, conduct medical research in cooperation with leading health centers of the country and provide high quality medical services to the population of Central Asia.
ISM was established on a special resolution of the Kyrgyz Government. The Kyrgyz Government’s resolution # 60 dated February 5, 2004 introduced ISM into IUK, which is one of Kyrgyzstan’s top universities highly rated for its substantial experience in training of foreign citizens.
This higher educational institution is to ensure maximum opportunities for those who want to become doctors and work in any place of the globe.