About KEU

The history of SRU KEU dates to 1953. The college became the first independent higher economic educational institution in Kyrgyzstan (1997). In our age of transition from a planned economy to a market economy, the birth of a new format of higher professional school by evolutionary means, is frankly not an ordinary event.


In 1995, the outstanding domestic economist T.K. Kamchybekov became the director of Bishkek Commercial College, who played a huge role in the formation and further development of the educational institution. His high scientific authority and organizational talent contributed to the establishment of the University of Economics in the difficult conditions of the post-Soviet period.


• In 1997, by Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

No. 763 dated December 29, Bishkek Commercial College was awarded the status of a higher

educational institution – Bishkek Higher Commercial College (BHCC).

New specialties of secondary special education "Finance", "Organization of services in hotels and tourist complexes", etc. were opened in BVK.

In 1998, for the first time, students were admitted to the higher education program in the specialty "Commercial activity".



• In December 1999, Bishkek Higher Commercial College received the status of an institute and became known as the Bishkek State Institute of Economics and Commerce (BSIEC). For the first time, the emblem was designed, and the flag of the university was made. In the following years, new specialties of full-time and part-time higher education were opened at BGIEK. In 1998, the first international project was implemented to improve the training of specialists in the field of tourism and hospitality. As part of the project, 20 teachers have completed internships in Belgium and the UK.


• In 2003, on December 9, in accordance with Government Resolution No. 762

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the university was awarded the status of a university, and it became known as the Bishkek State University of Economics and Entrepreneurship (BSUEE). New departments and faculties have been created at the university. Since 2004, the principles of the Bologna Process have been introduced into the educational process of BSUEE.



• On October 30, 2007, by Resolution No. 522 of the Government of the Kyrgyz

Republic and Order No. 626/1 of November 13, 2007, of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, the university was renamed the Kyrgyz University of Economics (KEU). New institutes and research structures have been established at the Kyrgyz University of Economics, and a specialized Council for the defense of doctoral and PhD theses in economics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic has been opened.


– M. Ryskulbekov KEU

• On September 29, 2011, by Resolution No. 608 of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Kyrgyz University of Economics was named after a prominent economist, Professor Musa Ryskulbekov.


– SRU "KEU named after M.Ryskulbekov".

On July 29, 2022, based on a Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, by Order No. 416, the Musa Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz University of Economics was awarded the status of a research university and henceforth it is called the Musa Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz University of Economics.

SRU "KEU named after M. Ryskulbekov". provides training in 8 areas of higher and 11 specialties of secondary vocational education, training is conducted in full-time, correspondence (distance) forms of education. The material and technical base makes it possible to prepare bachelors, masters, postgraduates, doctoral students, specialists conducting research work at a modern level.

Today there are more than 4000 students currently enrolled in KEU, among them Lyceum (Vocational Education) – 328 students, College (Secondary Professional Education) – 789 students, undergraduate level - 1663 students, Graduate level - 188 students; Institute of Continuing Open Education (ICOE) – Undergraduate - 998 students, Graduate – 111 students, and Post-graduate level - 76 students.

There are 12 academic departments with more than 420 faculty and staff members (including part-time employees).

KEU is actively involved in international cooperation and signed the Memorandum of Understandings with more than 60 universities from Europe, Asia, and CIS countries and has strong ties and cooperation in student, faculty exchange, and academic and research spheres. KEU has successfully implemented the following projects: 

  1. EUCA-INVEST “Investing in entrepreneurial universities in the Caucasus and Central Asia”. - http://www.euca-invest.eu/ 
  2. HECAFS “Higher Education for Systems and Standards for Food Production in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”. http://www.namsb.tj/hecafs 
  3. LMPT “Curriculum for Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Tourism Development in China, Vietnam, and Kyrgyzstan”. https://www.lmpt.eu/ 
  4. EGEA "Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia" / Strengthening the green economy in three Asian countries Pakistan, India, and Kyrgyzstan, together with partners from the University. Otto von Guericke, Germany.
  5.  http://www.egea.education/
  6. TALENT “Establishing Master Programs in HRM and Talent Development in Central Asia” / Creation of master's programs in HRM and Talent Development in Central Asia together with partners from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. https://hrmincentralasia.eu/