Khorog, Tajikistan

UCA's undergraduate campus site in Tajikistan is located in Khorog, 2,100 metres above sea level on a site gifted by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. It is slated to open in September 2017. UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) operates a Town Campus in Khorog.

Campus Development

UCA Khorog Campus

In 2015, UCA formally secured a loan to advance construction. Alongside a US$64.4 million commitment from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including US$7.5 million from the Aga Khan Foundation, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States Government's development finance institution has extended US$30 million to complete Phase I construction of its Khorog campus.

To prepare the campus site for construction, UCA cleared and crushed up to 160,000 m² of rock. The cleared land houses UCA buildings and the crushed stone is used as base material for roads and buildings, manufacturing of concrete and general use in the construction of the Khorog campus.

Phase I construction of the UCA Khorog campus is currently underway, and includes completion of a three storey, 15,000 m² facility featuring an academic building, library, laboratory, classrooms, a computer lab, student common spaces, the dining hall, administrative offices, faculty residences and more. The Khorog campus Academic Block will house a library, classrooms, a computer lab, student common spaces, dining hall, administrative offices and faculty reception, offices and residences. Each UCA campus features secure, modular dormitories and athletic facilities open to the public, including football pitches and tennis courts. Upon completion of Phase I, the campus will accommodate 150 students.

Town Campus

UCA's Khorog Town Campus was officially opened in October 2006. The 1,403m² building houses the University's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE). The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art learning technologies, two computer laboratories, six classrooms and a 44,453 volume library. The School has become a leading provider of adult and continuing education, reaching nearly 47,000 learners in Tajikistan, and 3,300 learners in Afghanistan through its cross-border programmes.

For more information

Photo Gallery: UCA Khorog Campus Update (September 2016)

University of Central Asia Receives Long-term OPIC Support to Complete its Second Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

A Journalist's Perspective: A Day on the University of Central Asia Construction Site

Afghan Partners Visit UCA Khorog Campus Construction Site

Video on UCA Campus Construction: Stone Crushing Process, Khorog

Photo Gallery: UCA Khorog Stone Crushing Process