Social Research scientific-analytic journal, vol.3, no.1, pp.72-78, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The current state and issues facing universities in the Turkic Republics were assessed in this study using empirical data based on the connection
between the information society and higher education. The research used a "case
study" format, which is a type of qualitative research technique. A numerical analysis of the current state was also conducted using the "document analysis" method.
When we examine higher education in the Turkic Republics as a whole, we
discover that academic standards are not updated in line with education for the
information society, academic research is not conducted in line with the philosophy of knowledge creation, academicians fail to guide university students in line
with education for the information society, and graduate programs are unable to
integrate information sector skills. Additionally, it is evident that universities in the
concerned countries are unable to fulfill their obligations in accordance with the
needs of the information society when factors like the inability to update university
curricula to meet those needs, a lack of academic study sharing, and a fall in the
share of national income given to universities are added to the current situation.
The statistics are also negatively impacted by this situation. No university from
the Turkic Republics is listed among the top 100 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2020 report, which is known as one of the
most trustworthy university rankings in the world.
In the twenty-first century, modern society is moving towards a post-information
society. During such a period, the Turkic Republics must not fall behind the times
and must maintain a steady pace of development. To do this, they need to adapt
to a new knowledge-based economic and social order, engage in the process of
rapid technological change, and develop a new human model based on ideals that
make continual learning a way of life based on the concept of "information person."