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For up to date (May 2015) information see the brief report Open Education Kyrgyzstan, by Gulzada Urgunalieva


Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан; Russian: Киргизия), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы; Russian: Кыргызская Республика), is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek and the population is 5,550,239.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Kyrgyzstan.

Education in Kyrgyzstan

For a general description of education in Kyrgyzstan see Education:Kyrgyzstan.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Kyrgyzstan.

Quality procedures

Internet in Kyrgyzstan

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Kyrgyzstan

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Kyrgyzstan

The Blimkeni Academy project produced freely available video lessons, uploaded to YouTube, in the Kyrgyz language in 12 school subjects, funded by Open Society. They "spent three months working with local teachers, training them on the equipment (for example, how to use a graphic pen they would use during the lessons), and producing the video classes. The teachers developed original lessons and content for the recordings." ( Blimkeni Academy website:

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives



  1. Open Education Kyrgyzstan, by Gulzada Urgunalieva, May 2015,
  2. Bishkek Resolution on OER and Digital Education, 8 July 2014,
  3. OER in Kyrgyzstan from point of view of SFK, by Lira Samykbaeva, Presentation (Prezi), 14 March 2014,
  4. "Case study on Kyrgyzstan", pp. 26-27 of OER in non-English-speaking countries:challenges and opportunities,

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