The International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) was created in March 1993 by a decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic(State license AL #039) that elevated the university to the statusof international higher education institution. All lessons are conducted on western education standards at IUK-credit hours system. IUK students have the opportunity to transfer from the second and third year to universities of USA and Europe. As a result of the joint project with University of Karlstad (Swe-den) we also joined the European Credit Transformation System(ECTS).IUK has qualified and professional staff and faculty. UK 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), Arn- hem Business School (the Netherlands), the University of Lap- landia (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 col-leges, seven scientific research institutes at IUK which offer un-dergraduate and graduate programs in different fields: