Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
The University’s first residential undergraduate campus is located on the banks of the Naryn River, the longest river in the Kyrgyz Republic, and nestled amidst the Tian Shan Mountain range. UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) also has a Town Campus in Naryn.
UCA Naryn Campus
The UCA Naryn Campus launched in September 2016. It is the first phase of a larger vision for the 252-hectare site, gifted by the Kyrgyz Government. Classes commenced for the inaugural class of 71 undergraduates at the Naryn Campus on 5 September.
Phase I includes a 13,927m² space for 150 students featuring state of the art classrooms, library and laboratories; secure, modular student dormitories and faculty and staff residences. Its international standard athletic facilities, including two tennis courts and a football pitch are open to the public and UCA’s Sports Dome offers indoor athletics year-round. When the final phase is complete, the campus will accommodate 1,200 students and span 125,000m².
To prepare the campus site for construction, UCA established two nurseries and planted 60,000 trees, plants and shrubs to replant on and around the UCA campus site. Using stone sourced from the Naryn River, UCA constructed over 2.4 kilometres of green and gabion wall, securing campus boundaries and stabilising the Naryn River bank. UCA diverted high voltage power lines when routing a portion of the Naryn State Road off the campus site. Telecommunication lines were redirected onto the site.
In 2008, UCA began constructing its Naryn Town Campus. The 3,000m² building was officially opened in 2011 and houses the University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE). It faces the 2,300 m² Naryn Central Park, developed by UCA for the citizens of Naryn. The facility is equipped with state of the art learning technologies, two computer laboratories, four classrooms and a 7,476-volume library. The School has become a leading provider of adult and continuing education, reaching nearly 23,000 learners in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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UCA Naryn Campus Inauguration Ceremony
19 October 2016
The University of Central Asia (UCA) opened its first campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on 19 October 2016 with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and UCA Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan. The ceremony was held under the patronage of President Almazbek Atambayev.