Strategic Alliances & Relevant Research
MSRI has been designed based on two main principles:
UCA is a partnership-based institution and MSRI engages university partners to ensure the optimal relevance, quality and impact of the Centre's activities.
Through consultative processes, MSRI incorporates the experience, expertise, priorities and ideas of various stakeholders, including UCA itself, the Aga Khan Development Network; UCA's university and agency partners and networks; individual researchers and experts; and governments and communities of Central Asia.
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Science to Society
The benefits of academic research are often too detached from the mountain societies being researched. MSRI research processes and outputs directly engage and impact the communities and environments under study. MSRI's applied research begins with consultative identification of application-oriented research themes, continues through participatory and collaborative research processes, and results in sound academic and clear applied outputs that engage and impact mountain societies.