Ala-Too International University (AIU) is a leading, prestigious and non-profit educational institution of higher education, which is located in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asia. AIU has four faculties, 18 departments, professional colleges, preparatory school, and distant education programs that make education available for a large number of students worldwide. As AIU is an international university, it gives high priority to internationalization and provides education in English. The university is a home for active and highly qualified teaching staff from different countries. AIU's "Silk road research center" each year organizes international conferences that contribute to regional and national research. The university has its own high-ranking research journals such as "Alatoo Academic Studies" and "Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics".
The mission of the university is to prepare well-rounded professionals who have relevant knowledge that can be effectively used in their future jobs, have high critical thinking abilities, and are able to adapt to the changing environment through their knowledge and competencies. While preparing professionals, the university sustains human rights and values, information technologies, innovative methods in education and research that are in line with national traditions.