Kyrgyzstan - Science and technology
The Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences, founded in 1954 at Bishkek, has departments of physical engineering, mathematics, mining geological sciences, chemical-technological, medicaltechnological, agricultural, and biological sciences. Attached to the academy are 24 specialized learned societies and research institutes concerned with agriculture, medicine, natural sciences, and technology. Kyrgyz State University has faculties of geography, physics, mathematics, information science and applied mathematics, biology, and chemistry. Agricultural and medical institutes and a technical university are located in Bishkek. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 14% of college and university enrollments. The city also has a botanical garden and a scientific and technical library.