THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYRGYZSTAN (IUK) was created in March 1993 by a decree of the President of Kyrgyz Republic 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 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 other services.