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16 September 2016, Khorog, Tajikistan - UCA has begun the construction of Phase I of its second undergraduate residential campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. Alongside a $64.4 million commitment from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including $7.5 million from the Aga Khan Foundation, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States Government’s development finance institution has extended $30 million to complete Phase I construction of its Khorog campus. The Khorog Phase I facilities include a three-storey academic building (housing a library, classrooms, computer lab, student space, cafe, administrative offices, with faculty offices and housing), a laboratory, student life building and a student dormitory with three wings.
10 August 2016, Royal Beach Resort in Kyrgyz Republic’s Issyk Kul region - The University of Central Asia (UCA) recognised the achievements of the Second Annual Summer Camp’s 73 participants in a closing ceremony at the Royal Beach Resort in Kyrgyz Republic’s Issyk Kul region on 8 August 2016. Over three weeks, UCA hosted top students from Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan at the innovative Summer Camp, an integrated academic enrichment experience for Grade 10 students. Summer Camp participants shared new experiences and built friendships through science, debate, sports, drama and field trips, where they gained valuable experience practicing English-language skills and studying collaboratively.
27 May 2016, London, United Kingdom -
17 May 2016, Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic -
11 March 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA MSRI) held a roundtable on 11 February 2016 to discuss natural resource management in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. The event featured discussions of research conducted in Batken and Soghd oblasts as part of the project Reducing Conflict Over Water and Pastures in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan supported by the United Kingdom’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. Natural resource management is a primary research focus of the MSRI in Central Asia, and more than 50 representatives from government, academia, international organisations and NGOs in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan attended the roundtable to share their views.