Osh State University
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Osh State University
Osh State University (OSU) is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Kyrgyzstan located in the south of the country. It was established in 1992 on the basis of Osh State Pedagogic Institute which was organized in 1951. Nowadays the university is considered to be one of the leading universities in Southern Kyrgyzstan. It concentrates round itself the great academic and scientific potential (27 thousand students, including 1500 international students; 1663 teachers on the staff including 253 Candidates and 59 Doctors of Science). The university provides training in a wide range of study areas including Law, Medicine, Education, Social Work, Economics, International Relations (9 research institutes, 17 faculties, 25 education, research and resource centers).
OSU is a member of the European Association of International Education (1997, Netherlands) and International Association of Universities (1995, France). The training is conducted on 76 specialties in 10 languages; on 24 specialties OSU has joined the world catalog of universities. Regarding international focus OSU has also been active in networking projects of such programs as NISSCUP, IREX, ACCELS, DAAD, INTAS, CEP, TEMPUS-TACIS and cooperates with more than 90 higher education institutions, various foundations, public sectors, Embassies and Diplomatic Representatives of near and distant foreign countries.
Today about 100 OSU students study in USA, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Southern Korea in the framework of different international educational programs. 14 OSU graduates study at Master’s level programs, 6 post-graduates are in programs of doctoral studies leading to PhD degree in such abroad countries as USA, Germany, Canada, Turkey and Pakistan. The university has more than 1000 modern computers and 152 of them are connected to Internet. Moreover, OSU has its own media resources: well-equipped TV studio “UMUT” and monthly newspaper “NUR”.
OSU has 23 study buildings, 9 dormitories and hostel for foreign teachers.and an another institute(medfak) for foreign students ( india,pakistan,nepal )..mainly students are pakistani and than indian in the medfak(medical faculty).. Aiming the overall concern about students, teachers and university members OSU has owned health resort on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake and recreation base on the bank of Ak-Bura river. There is also a health center which works all year round. Osh State University possesses well-qualified professors staff, high scientific potential and sufficient technical base for providing advanced, high-quality and competitive education meeting the world standards’ requirements.
OSU in figures 
- More than 27,000 students
- Professorial and teaching staff – 1,663
- 18 Faculties
- 9 Institutes
- 20 study, scientific and resource centers
- 23 study buildings
- 9 dormitories
Faculty Of Medicine 
Medical Faculty, OSU
Medical Faculty was opened in 1992 in connection with the conversion of Osh Pedagogical Institute in Osh State University.
The mission of the faculty - Training of highly qualified medical staff in four specialties: "Medicine", "Pediatrics", "Dentistry" and "Medical-care business".
The main directions of research: Social Hygiene and Health Management, Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, epidemiology, anatomy, topographic anatomy and operative surgery, histology and pathological anatomy, internal medicine, surgical diseases, urology, oncology, chemical and biological disciplines.
2,200 students are studying in the faculty at present, including students from foreign countries - from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and CIS countries.
Progress and prospects of the faculty:
The faculty has both academic and clinical base. Students are trained in the best medical and clinical facilities in the city, such as multi-regional hospital, Regional Hospital, Central Clinical Hospital, city and regional SES, Regional Maternity Hospital, Regional Cancer Center and others. Faculty of Medicine and clinical databases are equipped with modern equipment.
The main specialties: General medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Health-care.
The faculty has its own library, reading room with 150 seats. The library fund is 59,903 books and manuals. The faculty has three computer labs, the center of the LRC is equipped with modern computers. The faculty is in affiliation with leading medical universities in the CIS and other countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, USA, Turkey, etc. Since 2003, the faculty is into a partnership with SAR, co operates with AIHA and Medical Institute of South Florida. The faculty is actively involved in the implementation of government programs: "Healthy Nation," "Immunization", "Manas", "TB" and "The prevention of AIDS and STDs".
The faculty has the following departments:
Pediatrics Child Diseases Therapeutic disciplines Internal Medicine General Surgery Surgical Diseases Traumatology, Neurosurgery and orthopedics with the course of forensic medicine Urology Dermatology Epidemiology and Microbiology Neurology, Psychiatry and Addiction Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology Ophthalmology Obstetrics and Gynecology Family Medicine Public Health Human Anatomy and Operative Surgery with Topographic Anatomy Histology and Pathological Anatomy Natural Sciences Medical and biological sciences Biochemistry, Pathophysiology Pharmacology
- Arap Anarbaev - 1986-1991
- Bakyt Beshimov - 1991-1998, youngest president of a university in Kyrgyzstan.
- Bektemir Murzubraimov - 1998-2005
- Muhtar Orozbekov - 2005
- - 2011–present
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