The mission of NSU is the preparation, through higher education, of skilled experts in the natural sciences and the humanities, as well as in pedagogy, law, economy, and agriculture.The current Rector of Naryn State University is Professor Almazbek Akmataliev. The staff of Naryn State University consists of 153 teachers, 36 of which are doctoral candidates in the sciences. Ten Doctors of Science cooperate with the university. For the 2003/04 academic year, NSU had 4250 students. For lectures and seminars, NSU faculty members actively engage students through advanced teaching techniques and the use of computer technology and audio-video equipment.The Senior Department of Naryn State University works jointly with scientific institutes within the Republic, the CIS, and abroad to conduct research.