UCA News Special Issue: UCA Chancellor Visits Kyrgyz Republic

Date: 17 April 2015
Russian

With the countdown to the opening of our first campus underway, UCA welcomed its Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, to the Kyrgyz Republic in November 2014. This issue features highlights of that visit.

Other features include a behind-the-scenes look at UCA’s construction strategy and stories on participants in UCA’s Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis and its Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship programme. A frank conversation with UCA’s Executive Chairman Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha sheds light on what it takes to build a regional university.

Making the news, the Institute of Public Policy and Administration released findings of the first evidence-based study on the current and projected socioeconomic impact of the Kumtor gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic. We also uncover recent findings at the Naryn campus archaeological site, review a stunning new book on historic Kyrgyz cemeteries and feature the opening of  UCA’s state-of-the-art GIS lab. 

Please note our new name, UCA News, and look for other exciting changes in the magazine over the next few months. 

> Enjoy these and many more stories in this issue

Nisar Keshvani
Head of Communications and Marketting


 

UCA Chancellor Visits the Kyrgyz Republic

UCA Founder and Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan spends four days in the Kyrgyz Republic, visiting UCA’s campus and School of Professional and Continuing Education in Naryn and meeting with Kyrgyz leaders. 

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Building it Differently

UCA’s centralised, phased construction strategy harnesses the talent of award-winning designers, an experienced multinational construction management team and specialised regional and local contractors to maximise construction efforts and outcomes.

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From the Ground Up

A conversation with University of Central Asia Board Executive Committee Executive Chairman Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha.

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Cities of the Dead Highlight Living History

A new book on Muslim cemeteries in Central Asia provides a valuable record of the co-existence of multiple cultures in the region, including nomadic, Muslim and Soviet, and the construction of complex identities over time.   

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Kumtor Study Offers Evidence and Projections

A study by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration provides an evidence-based assessment of the impact of the Kumtor gold mine on current and future economic and social development in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

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