Osh State University was founded on 24 May 1951 as Osh State Pedagogical Institute.It achieved status of the University on 17 june 1992.The city of Osh provides a unique setting for the urban campus of OshSU. At the heart of this picturesque city lies the OshSU administrative campus, with the remaining departments located throughout the city.OshSU is the leading educationl, cultural and scientific center of southern Kyrgyzstan.The faculties of the University prepare specialists to respond to all the region’s needs. The University sows the seeds of science and domocracy that will bloom throughout the country.
In 1992, considering need of acceptance of additional measures for social and economic and cultural development of the South of the republic, increasing need of this region for training of highly qualified specialists and scientific professionals, the Osh state pedagogical institute was transformed to the Osh state university (The decree of the President of KR No. VII – 202 of 17.06.92; No. 20/4 MONIQUE CR’S Order of 02.06.92).
The management of the Osh state university headed by the rector, professor B. Zh. Beshimov with support of the chief of regional Management of health care and administration of the Osh area got down to big preparatory work on registration of demanded documentation in the Ministry of Education, sciences and cultures of KR for creation of medical faculty. It required a lot of effort and energy for the organization of new faculty from the university management and also prominent representatives of practical health care, such, as
Dr.Risaliyev D. D.,
Dr. Toychuyev R. M.,
Dr. Shaynazarov T.Sh.,
Dr. Atakhanov K.A. ,
Dr.Maksimbekov I.N. ,
Dr.Jeenbayev J.J. ,
Dr.Baysalov A.B. and also head of health department of Osh region.
In 1992, based on the documents submitted by university, the decision on opening of medical faculty on the basis of the Osh state university (The resolution of the government of KR No. 552 of 5.11.92 is made; the order of Ministry of Health of KR No. 324 of 17.11.92,). Professor Dr.Jeenbayev J.J was appointed dean of the medical faculty. He contributed much for opening and the organization of this faculty. Regional chief of the health care management Dr. Risaliyev D. D. supervised the medical faculty.
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”.