18 May 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Summer School: "Learning Landscapes through Environmental Research and Monitoring"
The University of Cental Asia's (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Summer School Learning Landscapes through Environmental Research and Monitoring. The Summer School is a part of the Palaeoclimate, Environmental Change and Social Interaction in Central Asia (PALESCA) project, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
03 May 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
IPPA Announcement: Applied Research Design for Beginners
03 May 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for Papers and Sessions: Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference
The University of Central Asia's Institute of Public Policy and Administration, ISDC - International Security and Development Center, and the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) are pleased to announce the forth annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on October 17th and 18th 2018.
27 April 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for Applications: Study with US: Academic English and American University Prep Program
25 April 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
World Mountain Forum 2018: Mountains in a Changing World
The University of Central Asia's Mountain Societies Research Institute is pleased to announce the World Mountain Forum 2018, to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, October 23rd to 26th 2018.
31 March 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Health Fair at University of Central Asia in Naryn on March 31
30 March 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
SPCE is an Authorised Cambridge Assessment English Centre in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is officially accredited by the Cambridge Assessment English as a centre to offer English language examinations.
06 March 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
IPPA Announcement: Certificate Programme in Economic Policy
The University of Central Asia (UCA) Graduate School of Development's Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA), is pleased to announce its Certificate Programme in Economic Policy (CPEP) for prospective candidates. The programme, taught by a team of highly qualified staff, commences on April 9th 2018 at UCA in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. CPEP is targeted towards civil servants, independent analysts and staff at think-tanks and non-governmental organisations who wish to acquire skills that are essential in advancing evidence-based policy analysis.
06 March 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
First University of Central Asia Model United Nations Conference
The University of Central Asia is pleased to announce it’s First UCA Model United Nations Conference (UCAMUN), held in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan on April 1st 2018. There is no registration fee, and accommodation, and transportation will be covered by the organising committee.
02 March 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Joint Seminar March 2nd: Education at the Roof of the World - The Story of UCA
If you happen to be in Toronto on March 2nd, join us for a joint seminar from 11:00am-12:30pm at the University of Toronto, led by Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia. Dr. Kassim-Lakha will tell the story of UCA, and how it is facilitating transformative change in Central Asia and creating new opportunities for its mountain communities.
22 February 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
CHHU Book Launch: The Oral Tradition of the Pamiri Kyrgyz Living in Turkey
Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman, UCA Board of Trustees and the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit at UCA cordially invites you to the launch of two new books on the oral tradition of the Pamiri Kyrgyz living in Turkey authored by Dr Sulaiman Kaiypov, renowned folklorist and ethnographer.
15 February 2018 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Regional Roundtable: Promoting Social Cohesion and Conflict Mitigation along the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
On February 15th 2018, the University of Central Asia's (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Institute and Institute of Public Policy and Administration will hold a regional roundtable on Promoting Social Cohesion and Conflict Mitigation along the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border, which will present the results of the desk review and field research conducted by UCA in the Batken and Leilek districts of the Kyrgyz Republic. This expert roundtable also will provide an opportunity for expert assessments of conflict dynamics in the border areas to be presented.
20 October 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
UCA and Coca-Cola Launch Fourth ‘Change the World Around You’ Contest
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and the Coca-Cola Company are conducting the 4th iteration of the “Change the World Around You!” contest. Young people (19 to 31 years of age) can participate in the contest of social ideas that help solve social problems, faced by communities.
06 October 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
SPCE Launches English Training Programme for Journalists and Press Secretaries in Dushanbe
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce the launch of English Language Training Programme for journalists and press secretaries working in government and nongovernmental organisations in Tajikistan. The English for Journalism programme is offered by UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Dushanbe and covers the 2017/18 academic year. It is sponsored by the United States Embassy in Tajikistan.
03 October 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Book Launch: Wakhan Quadrangle: Exploration and Espionage During and After the Great Game
With presentation by
Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann Professor
Centre for Development Studies - Geographic Sciences
Free University of Berlin
01 October 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Book Launch: Life in the Mountains: Environmental and Cultural Diversity – Diversity of Development Models
AKHP\MSRI Public Lecture Series
With presentations by
Dr. Yuri Badenkov
Senior Research Scientist
Institute of Geography
Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Kholnazar Mukhabatov
Geographical Society of Tajikistan
04 September 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Cambridge Doctoral Scholarships for Young Scholars
The University of Central Asia (UCA) in partnership with the Cambridge Trust is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
22 May 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia and Moscow launch of the 2017 Global Food Policy Report
On 26 May, UCA's Institute of Public Policy and Administration Associate Director Roman Mogilevskii will speak on Economic Integration, Labor Migration, Agricultural Policy, and Food Security in Eurasia Region at the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia featuring IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Economics Department.
10 May 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS: Annual 'Life in Kyrgyzstan' Conference
09 May 2017 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Central Asia Research Seminar: Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgyzstan
18 March 2016 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Scholarship Opportunity: Candidate from Central Asia to Pursue a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science Abroad
UCA is seeking to select and sponsor up to 3 qualified Central Asian candidates to pursue a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited university in Canada, the USA or the UK. The candidates will be expected to commence the Master’s degree in September 2017 and complete it within the period stipulated by the admitting university or by May 2019. Upon successful completion of the degree, the candidates will be required to assume a library position at UCA and serve for at least 5 years at one of its campus libraries.
01 March 2016 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Inaugural Life in Kyrgyzstan Data User Workshop
26 February 2016 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Progress Workshop on Social Cohesion Through Community-Based Development Project
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and ISDC - International Security and Development Center (ISDC, Berlin) are holding a progress workshop on the Social Cohesion Through Community-Based Development project, which is financed by the World Bank State and Peacebuilding Fund and the Aga Khan Foundation USA, on 26 February 2016.
01 December 2015 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for International Conference “Rethinking Resistance: The 1916 Uprising in Central Asia”
The year 2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Uprising in Central Asia. We seek contributions from emerging and established scholars that put the uprising in a broader historical and cross-disciplinary perspective.
18 November 2015 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Exploring the Notion of 'Sunna': A Reading of Malik's al-Muwatta on Evidence (Arabic and English)
The seminar will offer a taster session for prospective students who are interested in studying at postgraduate level and will encourage attendees to actively participate, debate and challenge. The seminar is open to students and the public. AKU's ISMC works to illuminate the historical and contemporary aspects of Muslim societies and to create a platform for fresh thinking about their futures through research, publications, public events and an interdisciplinary Masters of Arts that attracts students from around the world to its London campus.
30 June 2015 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for Papers: Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), ISDC - International Security and Development Center are pleased to announce the first annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference to take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 1-2 October 2015.
09 May 2015 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Cities Of The Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries Of Kyrgyzstan - Exhibition And Book Launch
05 September 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
PhD Scholarship to Study Central Asian Economics in Europe
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are pleased to announce a partnership to develop Central Asian scholars in the field of Economics. UCA’s Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) is designed to ensure that Central Asian scholars with top international academic credentials are strongly represented among the faculty of the University. CAFDP is now accepting applications for a SIPRI-UCA Scholarship for PhD studies. This scholarship is made possible with support from the World Bank.
25 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Panel discussion on Policy Dialogue on Climate Change Issues
On 25 February, the Mountain Partnership Hub hosted at UCA and the Kyrgyz Climate Change Network, jointly with United Nations Development Programme and the Kyrgyz State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry, are hosting a panel discussion on Policy Dialogue on Climate Change Issues at the UCA Bishkek Conference Room. The event will raise awareness on issues of climate change and the development of adaptation strategies in the Kyrgyz Republic. The panel discussion will result in a policy brief to be disseminated.
25 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Research and Public Policy Initiative symposia on Policy Process
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) is organising Research and Public Policy Initiative symposia on Policy Process for senior government officials at the Institute of Public Administration of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe on 21 February and at the Ministry of Finance, Kabul on 25 February.
23 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Forum on Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Regional Trade in Afghanistan
IPPA, in cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host a forum on Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Regional Trade in Afghanistan at the Serena Hotel, Kabul on 23 February.
18 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Seminar on Research for Sustainable Land Management: Status, Challenges and Pathways for Improvement
The Mountain Societies Research Institute will hold a seminar on Research for Sustainable Land Management: Status, Challenges and Pathways for Improvement on 18 February at 4.00pm in the UCA Bishkek Conference Room.
15 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
SPCE Dushanbe English Discussion Club will host English Language Fellow from the American Embassy Dushanbe
From 15 to 18 February, the SPCE Dushanbe English Discussion Club will host Maurice Etherridge, English Language Fellow from the American Embassy Dushanbe, in Room 211 from 3.30 – 5.00pm.
03 February 2014 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Information Technology and English professional development training
From 3 February to 20 March, the School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) Khorog will provide Information Technology and English professional development training to 21 Afghan instructors, as part of the Multiple Input Area Development Alliance (MIAD) programme.
18 December 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Change the World Around You! - Social Entrepreneurship Contest
04 May 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
UCA researchers speak at Lenses, Prisms and Mirrors: Zooming, Interpreting and Reflecting in Humanities and Social Sciences in Central Asia conference
On 4 May 2013, the University of Central Asia Senior Research Fellows Dr Elmira Kuchumkulova and Dr Duishon Shamatov and Research Programme Manager, Dr David Gullette will present at the ‘Lenses, Prisms and Mirrors: Zooming, Interpreting and Reflecting in Humanities and Social Sciences in Central Asia’ conference at the American University of Central Asia.
29 March 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Kyrgyzstan on the Way to Eurasian Integration
On 29 March 2013, UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) will participate in "Kyrgyzstan on the Way to Eurasian Integration," international conference organized by the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Economy. Director General, Dr Bohdan Krawchenko; IPPA Project Coordinator, Dr Roman Mogilevskii; and Research Fellow, Dr Kanat Tilekeyev will be part of panel discussions with experts and officials from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China and Russia.
26 March 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
SPCE 8th Navruz Graduation Ceremony
UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education, Khorog will host its 8th graduation ceremony on 26 March 2013, at the Khorog Theatre. Approximately 200 learners, including 36 Afghan students and 22 Computer and English Language teachers from the 7 districts of the GBAO region will be graduating.
23 March 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Civil Society: Strategy and Possibilities Workshop
The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) and the Aga Khan Foundation will host a workshop on “Civil Society: Strategy and Possibilities” for students from 23 - 26 March 2013, at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
21 February 2013 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Aga Khan Humanities Project Faculty Development Workshops
From 14 - 20 February 2013, the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is organizing a workshop for Faculty Development Coordinators from Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan.
18 October 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
UCA scholar at Annual Conference of Central Eurasian Studies Society
Dr Duishon Shamatov, UCA Senior Research Fellow, will be at the Annual Conference of Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) from 18 – 21 October 2012. Dr Shamatov will present on “Issues of Financing and Quality of Higher Education in Kyrgyzstan” in a panel called “Purposes and Perceptions of Education and Empowerment” (Session 1).
29 September 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Interdependence and discrepancy of formal and informal institutions: on the example of child health development projects in Kyrgyzstan by Baktygul Tulebaeva
University of Central Asia Graduate Fellow Baktygul Tulebaeva will present at the Second Annual Conference; Formal and Informal Central Asia: Institutions, Identities and Discourses at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 29 September 2012.
26 September 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
German Leibniz University Students visit UCA
Eighteen undergraduate Geography students from Leibniz University Hannover visited the University of Central Asia Administration Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 26 September 2012.
04 August 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Change the World - Social Entrepreneurship Contest
The University of Central Asia, Coca-Cola Company, the Aga Khan Foundation and Coca Cola Foundation announce the contest. We are seeking Kyrgyz youth (16 - 30 years old) with an original idea, who can contribute to solving social problems in your community. The 10 best ideas will receive grants of up to US$3,000 to implement their proposals.
01 June 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Keynote Address by UCA Director General at Opening the Doors of Policy-Making Networking Conference
University of Central Asia Director General, Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, will present a keynote address promoting public policy as a defined function in government, and activity of civil society organizations at the Opening the Doors of Policy-Making Networking Conference on 1 June 2012 in the Kyrgyz Republic.
04 May 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
UCA participates in Tempus-GEM teacher training in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
From 30 April to 5 May 2012, the University of Central Asia (UCA) supported two teacher trainers – Ruslan Bobov and Farrukh Nazarmovloev – to attend the workshop on theoretical and practical implications of using geoinformatics systems (GIS) technologies. The training conducted at the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture was the third training as part of a Tempus-GEM grant project.
18 January 2012 | ANNOUNCEMENT
University of Central Asia Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) PhD scholarship programmes at its partner institutions – University of Montana (UM), United States and University of Alberta (U of A),
18 June 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
The WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) Share Fair and 15th Annual WOCAT Workshop and Steering Meeting, Kyrgyz Republic, 21-27 June, 2011
The WOCAT Share Fair on Sharing Sustainable Land Management Knowledge to Respond to Global and Local Issues (Bishkek, 21 to 23 June, 2011) brought together donors and institutions active in Central Asia and beyond to create synergies, strengthen collaboration and harmonize activities between different stakeholders.
11 June 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Pastoralism in Central Asia 2011 Symposium
This Symposium was organized by MSRI in partnership with the National Centre of Competence in Research North-South.
09 June 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Living in Uncertainty: Agro-pastoral Livelihoods and Institutional Transformations in Post-Socialist Rural Kyrgyzstan
Rural Kyrgyzstan experiencing widespread poverty and a considerable divide between the wealthy and the poor, despite twenty years of independence and sustained efforts to reform the rural economy. Drawing on an innovative livelihoods perspective with a focus on institutions, this lecture describes how Kyrgyz agrarian reforms of the 1990s have fundamentally altered rural property relations
22 February 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
UCA Researcher, Dr Kochumkulova presents a case study of Kyrgyz funeral customs
Re-Islamization in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: A Case Study of Kyrgyz Funeral Customs
18 February 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
University of Central Asia, Central Asian Faculty Development Programme PhD scholarship programmes for the 2011-2012 academic year
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) scholarships for PhD studies in Ethnomusicology and in Mountain Tourism at its partner institution, the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada).
16 February 2011 | ANNOUNCEMENT
Mountain Research and Development: Call for Papers on "Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition"
Mountain societies in Central Asia have experienced systemic economic, political and environmental changes and have demonstrated varying degrees of resilience and capacities to transition.
30 September 2010 | ANNOUNCEMENT
MPhil/PhD scholarship programmes for the 2011-2012 academic year
University of Central Asia, Central Asian Faculty Development Programme - MPhil/PhD scholarship programmes for the 2011 - 2012 academic year