Gulnar Nadirova

Gulnar Nadirova

Senior Research fellow

Nadirova Gulnar Ermuratovna graduated from the Oriental Faculty of Leningrad State University, in 1990 she defended her thesis on the Algerian literature at the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies, in 2006 doctoral thesis - on modern Tunisian literature at the Tashkent Institute of Oriental Studies, Professor.

Staff's Publications


March 12, 2021

Impact of the Pandemic on democracy in the Central Asia Region

The pandemic has disrupted the usual course of life in many ways – some had to adapt to the new online lifestyle, others lost their jobs, some – even their lives. Most of the countries worldwide finished the year in a much worse socio-economic state than they had begun with […]
February 19, 2021

Filter Bubbles as the Reality of the Internet

The widespread dissemination of new means of communication and new technologies used to ensure their functionality immerses all of us in previously unknown phenomena and definitions, the essence and meaning of which are not immediately revealed. It seems that the consequences and the side effects of many phenomena of these […]
January 25, 2021

Culture as a Source of Soft Power

The term ”soft power” was coined by Joseph Nye in 1990 as a strategy for the development of American geopolitics in the context of the ended Cold War. The efforts of experts were aimed at creating a positive image of the country that would evoke sympathy among the nations. The desire […]
January 17, 2021

What the World Values Survey Results Say

There is an enormous number of studies in the world aimed at analyzing the populations of different countries, regions, and areas through various prisms, such as social, political, economic, religious, and cultural ones. This type of data grants the ability to explain the actions and nature of people and societies, […]
December 10, 2020

Creative Economy

Knowledge and creativity are the new “oil” of the 21st century, and this opinion is increasingly recognized. New industries have been born revolving around these concepts, building what is known today as the creative economy. The development of the definition of the creative economy is still an ongoing process. The […]
November 9, 2020

Civil Activism in the Era of Coronavirus

The past few months have given new insight into the phenomenon of civic activism. This is primarily due to the spread of the pandemic throughout the world and the natural desire of people to rally to confront this threat. One of the most complete and classic definitions of civic activism […]
November 9, 2020

Influence of PISA on Educational Systems: Global and Local Dimensions

There is a considerable number of various international rankings that measure different intercountry variables, such as GDP, levels of political freedom, and others. However, one of the basic and most fundamental factors that influence economic, social, and political conditions is education. Among many educational tests available for the international community […]
October 27, 2020

International University Ranking Systems

In the international Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021, al-Farabi Kazakh National University rose to the 165th position right after the British University of Exeter and ahead of the American Rochester University and Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University. This fact can be regarded as a significant success for the […]
October 25, 2020

Financial Challenges for Higher Education

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world. Higher education has been one of the most affected spheres so far. While some see the pandemic as a chance for a revolution long-awaited in the academic sphere, others focus their attention on immediate challenges and threats it has brought with it […]
October 25, 2020

The Role of Religion in Tough Times

When trouble comes into the house, all means are good to save your family, especially if the house is practically the whole world, and the family is all of humanity. One of such powerful tools in a global pandemic can be  religion for those people in whose life it occupies […]