Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Academy

Congratulations from the Rector of KSLA

Dear colleagues!

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Academy, looking back at the past, one cannot but say about what our university has become today. From one faculty, as it appeared in 2003, a multi-faculty, multidisciplinary specialized university with an extensive structure and a close-knit team of employees and students has grown. Over the years, the Academy has passed a glorious, in many ways innovative way, becoming one of the authoritative and significant universities in Kyrgyzstan. It has prepared   thousands of   lawyers in various fields, high-level professionals.

KSUA is  today - it is a modern multilevel system of continuous training of specialists with higher legal education. This well-established system, starting from the lyceum (pre-university training), continues through the university and organically goes back to postgraduate education. After all, a lawyer, if he really is such, must learn and improve his skills all his life, be truly competitive!

More than 8000 students study at the academy annually. Students are taught in modern educational buildings equipped with equipment for conducting classes, which has access from each classroom to the Internet via a wireless network. Today, the Academy has an Educational Portal, an Information and Educational System, a virtual private network has been created that unites all structural divisions, including regional, KSLA, the electronic library has more than 5 thousand information resources. Today we can proudly talk about our material and technical base - these are not only well-equipped auditoriums, but also the Educational and Innovative Forensic Complex  named by G. Gross, which includes five forensic laboratories: research of cold and throwing weapons, ballistic research, forensic handwriting studies and technical and forensic research of documents, fingerprint research, traceological research; training courtroom; The legal clinic has been operating since 2006 and is a kind of practical "testing ground" for developing students  skills to build an effective model of providing legal assistance to the population.

Today all over the world there is a comprehention of what modern education should be like, how it should differ from the education of the past. The 21st century is an era of an increasing need for highly qualified, competitive personnel, a continuous process of updating and improving knowledge. The introduction of credit, modular rating, information technologies in the educational process, a powerful material and technical base, a trained teaching staff allow our students to receive the necessary fundamental and most modern knowledge, they have the opportunity to master practical skills, enrich themselves creatively as individuals.

Truly deserved pride of our university is its staff. The educational process is provided by the teaching staff  who has professional experience, experience in teaching and relevant qualifications. The main requirement for teachers is continuous professional development in the field of pedagogy at the School of Pedagogical Excellence of the KSLA and the conduct of practical activities. So, teachers of the cycle of professional disciplines are obligatory engaged in advocacy, work as notaries, lawyers of various institutions and companies. Within the framework of the School of Pedagogical Excellence, master classes are organized annually with young teachers as individual complex creative work for the academic year with the establishment of the level of professional activity. For the period 2009-2012. more than 150 teachers have been trained at the School of Pedagogical Skills. A highly professional and authoritative teaching staff has been formed in KSLA, among them are such well-known masters of jurisprudence as Karpek  Kurmanov, Ivan  Matyukhin, Asanbek  Sharshenaliev, Sakan  Satybekov and others. Teachers take an active part in legislative activities, carry out an examination of bills sent by the  Jogorku  Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic to the KSLA, provide expert and advisory assistance to the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, etc.

The National Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period 2013-2017 sets clear and measurable tasks for educational institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic: “The priority direction in pedagogical activity at the present stage should be the formation of the spiritual and moral foundations of the individual through the spiritual and cultural values, traditions of the people. Upbringing and education should be naturally interrelated processes. "It is on the interconnection of upbringing and education in KSLA   organized effective educational work with students . A number of traditional events are held annually - conferences, symposia, round tables, debates, etc. These are such events as "Universiade  of Universities", "Festival of KVN", "Summer Issyk-Kul Games", "Interuniversity Debate Tournament" Cup of KSLA ", etc. The academy has various student clubs, folklore, dance ensembles, vocal studios, etc. etc.

KSLA maintains close cooperation with many foreign educational and other organizations and institutions. Among them are the International Asanabil Foundation, the Islamic University of Malaysia, the Confucius Institute in Kyrgyzstan, the South China Pedagogical University of the People's Republic of China, the Embassy of Qatar, Turkey, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, etc.

Scientists of the Academy have made a significant contribution to the development of domestic legal science. In a number of scientific areas, the university occupies a leading position in the country and enjoys a recognized authority in Kyrgyzstan and abroad.  Only for the period from 2010 to 2013, 25 teachers of KSLA defended their candidate dissertations for the degree of candidate of legal sciences, 3 - doctors of legal sciences, 4 - candidate dissertations for the degree of candidates of pedagogical, historical, philosophical sciences. Our teachers are frequent participants in international symposia, conferences, seminars, projects. The Academy has high state and public recognition, and, I am sure, we can talk about its significant contribution to determining the ways of development of higher legal education in the Kyrgyz Republic.

And this anniversary year we have successfully passed the accreditation of the program in the direction of training 530500 "Jurisprudence" conducted by the Public Fund "Agency for Quality Assurance in Education" EdNet "with the invitation of an expert from the international accreditation agency.

I wish the students, teachers, all employees of the Kyrgyz State Law Academy further success in training highly qualified legal personnel!