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Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountains
13 June 2011, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the National Centre for Competency in Research North-South (NCCR-NS) co-hosted an International Symposium on “Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountain Areas”. His Excellency Torogul Bekov, Minister of Agriculture, Kyrgyz Republic delivered the opening remarks highlighting the importance of the topic dedicated to development of mountain societies, regional cooperation in addressing key issues in the region, and the initiatives of the Ministry of Agriculture to promote environmentally-frie​ndly practices.
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First Afghan students graduate from SPCE Khorog
14 May 2011, Khorog, Tajikistan - For the first time, learners from Afghanistan graduated from the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education, Khorog. At a ceremony held at the the Khorog Theatre on 14 May 2011, 63 Afghan learners received awards together with 139 learners from Tajikistan. The 5th Graduation Ceremony learners received certificates in Accounting Technology and Certified Accountant Practitioner; Levels Preliminary, 2 and 3 of English for Business; Conversational English; Conversational Russian; Training of Guides; Information Technology; Professional Development Certificates in English and Mathematics; International Computer Driving License credentials; and Certificates in Technical Vocational education.
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Musical Arts of the Pamirs Book Launch
21 January 2011, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III was launched on 21 January 2011 at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Published by the University of Central Asia (UCA), the three-volume set is part of a five-volume study on folk music, oral history, and theatre traditions from the Pamir region of Tajikistan. Widely viewed as the most comprehensive work on Pamir music and heritage to date, The Musical Arts of the Pamirs is the culmination of approximately 40 years of field work by Dr Nizom Nurdjanov, along with his colleagues, Dr Fayzulla Karomatov and Dr Bahriniso Kabilova.
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