Friday, May 21, 2010

A Major Structural Problem with AUCA

American University of Central Asia must be the only place in the world calling itself a university where somebody with a mere MA can fire the only PhD in the department without any justification. In the US and Europe people with only MAs generally do not get hired at all yet alone as the chair of the department. But, at AUCA like the rest of Kyrgyzstan, appointments are all based solely upon ethnic-racial and political considerations. Merit, especially in the form of publications and teaching counts for absolutely nothing here.

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