Q-News Vol.2 No.2: Institute of Public Policy and Administration
This issue puts the spotlight on UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). In the three years since it was founded, the Institute has had an impact at both the regional and country levels, generating research and information, providing training and establishing itself as a regional resource on policy development and public administration.
Other stories feature visits to UCA by government partners. The Kyrgyz Prime Minister toured our Naryn campus site, seeing the considerable progress made during the winter and learning about construction con-tracts awarded within the region. The Canadian Minister of State visited UCA in Bishkek, where she was briefed on academic programmes and construction progress. Canada is a key supporter of IPPA’s research and capacity building initiatives, and UCA has an increasing number of partnerships with Canadian universities.
Stories on UCA’s social entrepreneurship competition in Kazakhstan and an agreement with Badakhshan University to create a continuing educa-tion unit highlight our partnerships with Aga Khan Development Network agencies, private enterprise and universities across the region.