Learning @ UCA

UCA will create problem-solvers and leaders who are not limited by one particular approach.

We want you to be able to:

  • Understand new information and master new skills from various fields;
  • Discuss, debate, ask questions and collaborate to better understand information and transform it into learning;
  • Analyse and think about knowledge to evaluate its relevance and utility to your work, your community and the world at large; and
  • Recall and apply what is useful to motivate new ideas that lead to innovative solutions to new and age old challenges in Central Asia.

To achieve this, UCA's unique approach to learning combines:

  • A broad-based liberal arts and sciences education that builds critical thinking, analytic and technical skills across disciplines;
  • A discipline-based education designed by top tier global universities in critical and relevant fields; and
  • An experiential education that will give you the opportunity to apply what you learn to real-world problems.

The Different Ways You Learn @ UCA

A world-class education with a regional focus, with place-based learning that connects the academic curriculum to the environmental, cultural, political, economic and social contexts and issues of Central Asia.

Faculty dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.

Core competencies and liberal arts include critical thinking across disciplines, ethics, research methods, quantitative reasoning, writing and entrepreneurship.

Experiential learning develops connections between classroom learning and real world applications that contribute to regional development, including:

  • Paid summer internships with leading companies and vibrant institutions across Central Asia and abroad.
  • Capstone projects require you to work in teams to apply academic concepts to real world situations.
  • You will develop a plan to start your own non or for-profit organisation; help an existing organisation solve a critical challenge, and lead different community service projects.
  • Case Learning allows students to develop the skills and capacity to solve real-life problems, learning theory through practice.

Campus Life fosters informal learning, the opportunity to start and belong to social and academic clubs and build life-long connections.

Cross-border living and learning at UCA's three campuses.

Student-centred environment connects skills and knowledge to student perspectives, learning styles and experiences.

Programmes designed for a career path by international and regional teams of academic and industry leaders.

A focus on entrepreneurship and ethics to create self-starters who will shape the society they live and work in.

Student Life and faculty advisors and mentors provide critical academic and personal support to enhance your academic experience and outcomes.

Access to UCA's research institutes and their advanced facilities, researchers and data.