AKHP appoints new staff in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan
In the first half of 2012, University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) appointed two new staff to lead and strengthen their Faculty Development Programme (FDP), which provides training in innovative curricula and pedagogy, and has partnerships with 38 universities and colleges in the region.
They include Dr Pulat Shozimova as Faculty Development Manager. Dr Shozimov formerly served as Curriculum Development Project Officer at AKHP. He headed the Department of Western Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Political Studies and Law of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences, and has conducted research on culture and the formation of national identity in Central Asia.
Mrs Nurzhauar Issayeva joins as Kazakhstan’s FDP Coordinator to facilitate UCA’s commitment to expanding programmes and partnerships. She has 16 years of experience working in state institutions including the Kazakh Academy of Science of the Kazakh SSR, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economics and Majilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.For more information on UCA Staff, visit: http://www.ucentralasia.org/About/UcaStaff.
Ms Ramila Mukairshoeva, Manager and Librarian, AKHP Resource Centre, Dushanbe was awarded the Junior Faculty Development Programme Fellowship (JFDP) at the University of Indiana, USA. The AKHP Resource Centre has a collection of over 7,000 print, audio and visual resources and 6,578 registered users. As a JFDP Fellow, Ms Mukairshoeva took courses at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Indiana.
Established in 1997, the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) was created to explore abiding issues facing the individual and society from a multidisciplinary humanities perspective, and to foster the development of critical thinking and academic writing skills. In response to Central Asian government requests to revitalise teaching in the region, AKHP provides multi-year faculty development training to Central Asian university instructors using AKHP textbooks in innovative, interactive and modern teaching methods. For more information, please visit: http://www.ucentralasia.org/Research/CulturalHeritageAndHumanitiesUnit.