Working Paper

Keeping up with revolutions: evolution of higher education in Uzbekistan



Majidov T, Ghosh D & Ruziev K (2009) Keeping up with revolutions: evolution of higher education in Uzbekistan. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2009-03.

Uzbekistan's higher education system has undergone some dramatic changes in the past century, evolving from largely traditional religious colleges to fully state-funded communist-atheist institutions. Since the end of the communist administration and subsequent market-oriented reforms, the institutions of higher education (IHE) in Uzbekistan have had to reinvent and reform themselves again, as the demand for different kind of education increased. This paper puts the current changes and trends in IHEs into an historical perspective and highlights some important effects of the market reforms on the educational scene.

Education; Higher; Uzbekistan; Reforms; Transition; Education, Higher Uzbekistan; School management and organization Uzbekistan

JEL codes

  • H52: National Government Expenditures and Education
  • H75: State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
  • I21: Analysis of Education
  • N75: Economic History: Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services: Asia including Middle East
  • P36: Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training: Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty

Title of seriesStirling Economics Discussion Paper
Number in series2009-03
Publication date online01/01/2009