Press Releases

2017

27 March 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
Applications Open for UCA’s Summer Upgrading Camp in Naryn
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is accepting applications from Grade 10 students living in Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan to join its innovative 2017 Summer Upgrading Camp.

Other languages: Русский язык |

15 March 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
Grade 10 and 11 Students from Kazakhstan Discuss Industrialisation 4.0 at Almaty Akimat and University of Central Asia Public Forum
The Almaty Oblast Akimat, Kazakhstan’s National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" and University of Central Asia (UCA) organised a public forum I Participate in Industrialisation 4.0 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan on 10 March 2017. This is the first such open public discussion organised by the partners.

Other languages: Русский язык |

16 February 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Undergraduate Admissions Open for Campuses in Naryn and Khorog
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Applications are now available for undergraduate study at UCA’s Naryn campus in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as Khorog in Tajikistan.

Other languages: Русский язык |

13 February 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Stimulating Socio-Economic Development in the Naryn Region
During a visit to the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) on 12 February 2017, the Naryn Mayor, Emilbek Alymkulov, expressed satisfaction that in the short period of time UCA has been in operation, “we are already seeing changes in the development of Naryn and this is very encouraging.”

24 January 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Victoria and University of Central Asia Collaborate on Innovative Education Programme
The University of Victoria (UVic) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this month to affirm their intent to foster multi-faceted academic cooperation, faculty and student mobility, and joint research collaborations.

Other languages: Русский язык |

19 January 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
Central Asia’s Newest University at Jaipur Literature Festival to Champion Liberal Arts and Discuss its Role in Rejuvenating the Silk Route
The University of Central Asia (UCA), spread across three campuses along the Silk Route, is participating in this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival to discuss the role of Science, the Liberal Arts, and higher education in modern nation-building.

Other languages: Русский язык |

10 January 2017 | PRESS RELEASE
University of British Columbia and University of Central Asia Collaborate on Earth and Environmental Sciences
The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Central Asia (UCA), whose central administrative office is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, signed an agreement to enable UBC to design curriculum for 22 courses that will be used by UCA faculty members to teach the Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme to UCA students.

Other languages: Русский язык |

2016

22 December 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Celebrates First Graduates of Certificate Programme in Mining Policy and Sustainable Development
On 19 December 2016, the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the first graduates of its Certificate Programme in Mining Policy and Sustainable Development.

Other languages: Русский язык |

14 December 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA School of Professional and Continuing Education Celebrates 10th Anniversary with International Education Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) hosted an international conference, Continuing Education for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Communities to commemorate its 10th anniversary at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on 24 November 2016.

06 December 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Hosts Inaugural Open House at Naryn Campus
The University of Central Asia’s School of Arts and Sciences hosted more than 300 visitors during at its inaugural Open House at the University’s first residential campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on 4 December 2016.

01 December 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education Graduation Ceremonies Recognise 370 Learners in Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) celebrated the graduation of 370 students from its town campus in Khorog and learning centres in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in November 2016.

25 November 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Toronto and the University of Central Asia sign an academic partnership agreement on education and research collaboration
The University of Toronto (UofT) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding to build linkages through curriculum and faculty development, faculty and student mobility and joint research collaborations.

16 November 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA School of Professional and Continuing Education’s Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Cross-Border Initiative Promotes Good Governance
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) conducted action planning and local self-governance (LSG) trainings in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Participants included LSG representatives from the two countries.

Other languages: Русский язык |

03 November 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
Towards Sound and Responsible Management of Natural Resources
On November 2-3, 2016, the University of Central Asia (UCA) facilitated the workshop “Sound Management of Natural Resources: State’s Role in the Resource Sector”, which culminated in the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Mining Association of Kyrgyzstan and the Mongolian National Mining Association.

02 November 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
561 Graduate at UCA School of Professional and Continuing Education’s Second Graduation in Afghanistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) celebrated the graduation of 561 learners across its six Satellite Learning Centres (SLC) in Afghanistan in October 2016.

20 October 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan Receives the Order of Danaker from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev
On the first day of an official visit to commemorate the inaugural campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, UCA Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan was presented the Order of Danaker by His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

20 October 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
80 Experts Gather at Second Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference in Bishkek
The University of Central Asia's Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and an international consortium of research institutions jointly convened the second annual “Life in Kyrgyzstan” conference in Bishkek on 6-7 October 2016.

Other languages: Русский язык |

19 October 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Opens its First Campus as Part of Broad Commitment to Fostering Social and Economic Development
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurate the Naryn campus; ceremony is held under the patronage of President Almazbek Atambayev.

20 September 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA and IFPRI Launch "Tajikistan Spatial" - An Online, Interactive Atlas Promoting Food Security and Development
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched Tajikistan Spatial, a new online platform to help policy makers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity. 

05 September 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
Classes Begin for the University of Central Asia’s First Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate classes at the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic campus commenced on 5 September 2016.

21 August 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Introduces Innovative Certificate Programme in Mining Policy and Sustainable Development
UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) is introducing a Certificate Programme in Mining Policy and Sustainable Development.

Other languages: Русский язык |

10 August 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Commemorates a Second Successful Summer Camp with Grade 10 Students from Central Asia
The University of Central Asia (UCA) recognised the achievements of the Second Annual Summer Camp’s 73 participants in a closing ceremony at the Royal Beach Resort in Kyrgyz Republic’s Issyk Kul region on 8 August 2016.

Other languages: Русский язык |

03 August 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Summer Camp Participants Shape Ideas into Enterprises at Entrepreneurship Evening
Participants at this year’s University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp gained insight into how a business grows from an ambitious idea to a successful enterprise at the Camp’s 2016 Entrepreneurship Evening, held 1 August 2016 at the Royal Beach Resort in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic.

Other languages: Русский язык |

01 August 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
Students Benefit from Intensive English Immersion and Coursework
In an increasingly global world, mastering the English language allows students to compete at an international level. Fluency in English opens doors to a brighter academic and professional future.

Other languages: Русский язык |

31 July 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
Second UCA Summer Camp Welcomes Grade 10 Students from the Region
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is hosting the top Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan for its Annual Summer Camp beginning 21 July at the Royal Beach Resort in the Kyrgyz Republic’s Lake Issyk Kul region.

24 June 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA’s SPCE Celebrates 10th Anniversary Recognising 100 Learners in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic

The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) hosted its fourth graduation ceremony on 24 June 2016 in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic.

18 February 2016 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Celebrates Policy Analysis Programme Graduates in Dushanbe
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) at a ceremony at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) under the President of Tajikistan in Dushanbe on 28 January 2016. The course was delivered through a partnership between UCA and IPA.

Other languages: Русский язык |

2015

20 December 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Celebrates Second Cohort of Graduates from the Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the second cohort of Afghan graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) on 20 December 2015 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The course was delivered through an ongoing partnership between UCA and the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

18 September 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Launches New Books in Cultural Heritage Series
The University of Central Asia (UCA) recently introduced three new books in its Cultural Heritage Book Series at a book launch event in Bishkek.

03 September 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration Begins Second Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis for Afghan Civil Servants
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) began its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) for new participants from Afghanistan in Bishkek on 24 August 2015. This is the second time CPPA is being offered to Afghan civil servants, through an agreement between UCA and the Afghan Ministry of Finance.

Other languages: Русский язык |

10 August 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Delegation Visits Higher School of Economics, Moscow
A high-level delegation from the University of Central Asia (UCA), including Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman of  UCA’s Board Executive Committee and Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic Representative for Kyrgyzstan, and Dr Ariff Kachra, UCA Dean of Academic Affairs visited the Higher School of Economics University (HSE) in Moscow on 23 July 2015.

Other languages: Русский язык |

30 July 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Constructing World Class Universities: Lessons for Central Asia
“The perfect recipe for a world class university combines lots of talent, plenty of resources, a touch of governance and a plan to simmer for a long time,” summarised Mr Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, during a public lecture on The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities in Emerging Countries at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 27 July 2015.

Other languages: Русский язык |

28 July 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Local and Economic Community Development Certificate Programme Underway in Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Local Economic Community Development (LECD) Certificate Programme is underway in Tajikistan. 

15 July 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Awards Certificates to Local Economic and Community Development Programme Civil Servants in Kyrgyzstan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) held a Certificate Award ceremony on 15 July 2015 at the State Agency for Local-Self-Governance and Interethnic Relations under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 15 civil servants who successfully completed the Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) Certificate Programme. 

Other languages: Русский язык |

13 July 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Speaker of Parliament meets with University of Central Asia Leadership
On 13 July 2015, Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Mr Asylbek Jeenbekov received Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman of  the Board Executive Committee of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Diplomatic Representative for Kyrgyzstan, who briefed him on current and planned AKDN initiatives in the country, including UCA and related investments in Naryn.

Other languages: Русский язык |

23 June 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (IPPA UCA), ISDC International Security and Development Center (ISDC) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) are offering a summer school on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia from 21 to 28 June 2015 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic. 

Other languages: Русский язык |

17 June 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration and Tajik Institute of Public Administration Launch Second Certificate Programme on Policy Analysis

The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA), in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, launched its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) for new participants in Dushanbe on 15 June 2015. This is the second time CPPA is being offered to civil servants in Tajikistan.

12 June 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Summer Camp Recruits the Very Best
Over the course of four weekends in March and April 2015, 850 exceptional Grade 10 students from across Central Asia demonstrated their foresight by applying to attend a unique enrichment programme, the University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp. 

23 April 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Education at University of Central Asia: Rigorous and Relevant
The University of Central Asia presented its academic plans at a media briefing in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 23 April 2015. 

09 April 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Celebrates Policy Analysis Programme Graduates in Dushanbe
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) at a ceremony at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) under the President of Tajikistan in Dushanbe on 9 April 2015. The course was delivered through a partnership between UCA and IPA.

02 April 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA and IFPRI Launch Kyrgyzstan Spatial - An Online, Interactive Atlas Promoting Food Security and Development
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new online platform on 2 April 2015 that will help policy makers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity.

Other languages: Русский язык |

27 March 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Summer Camp to Engage Young Minds

This summer, talented Grade 10 students from across Central Asia will have the opportunity to engage in a unique enrichment programme hosted by the University of Central Asia (UCA). 
The UCA Summer Camp will take place from 17 June to 7 July at Sinegorie Pansionat on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic. The beautiful setting will provide the stage for a series of activities aimed at preparing students for university admissions. An international team of trained and experienced teachers and camp counselors will facilitate activities, with a staff to student ratio of one to five.

26 March 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
Kyrgyz Minister of Education and Science Visits UCA's Naryn Campus Site
 “I am delighted to see the impressive progress made on the construction of the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in nine months. The buildings are of the highest quality using international standard materials and I am looking forward to its launch next year,” noted H.E. Elvira Sarieva, Minister of Education and Science, during a visit to the campus site on March 26, 2015.

18 March 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Celebrates Afghan Graduates of Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) marked the achievements of the first Afghan graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) at a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Kabul on 18 March 2015. The course was offered through a partnership between UCA and the Ministry.

09 March 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Organises Financial Literacy Training for Youth during Global Money Week
From 9 to 17 March 2015, the University of Central Asia (UCA) joined Child and Youth Finance International in engaging youth in Global Money Week (GMW). GMW is an annual international money awareness celebration to engage children and youth worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship. GMW is a growing international initiative; in 2014, three million children and youth in 118 countries participated in 2,000 activities organised by 490 organisations. 

03 February 2015 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Celebrates First Graduates of Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the first graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) in Bishkek on 3 February 2015. 

Other languages: Русский язык |

2014

04 December 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory Opens at the University of Central Asia

Her Excellency, Gudrun Sraega, German Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, officially handed over Geographic Information Systems (GIS) servers and workstations funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) GIS lab in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 4 December 2014
Other languages: Русский язык |

04 November 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
His Highness the Aga Khan Arrives in the Kyrgyz Republic to review AKDN activities
His Highness the Aga Khan received in Bishkek this evening by Minister of Education Mr Kanat Sadykov and the Head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha. 

14 October 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration Launches Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis for Afghan Civil Servants
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) launched its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) for civil servants from Afghanistan in Bishkek on 14 October 2014. 

Other languages: Русский язык |

02 October 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Canadian Ambassador Visits University of Central Asia in Naryn
The Canadian Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, H.E Shawn Steil, visited the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on 2 October 2014, accompanied by the Embassy’s Counsellor, Ms Catherine Ivkoff and Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the Kyrgyz Republic and Chair of the UCA Board Executive Committee and Mr Grant Robertson, UCA Director of Construction.. Since 2012, Canada and Canadian institutions have provided substantial support for the University.

19 September 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Institute of Public Policy and Administration Hosts Seminar on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s Institute for Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) held a seminar on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 19 September 2014. IPPA presented the results of its research on MSMEs in Tajikistan, with a focus on recommendations to unlock their growth potential. The research and seminar were conducted within the framework of the Small and Medium Enterprise Growth Project for Central Asia, an initiative of USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation.

09 August 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Continuing Education Unit inaugurated by Badakhshan University, University of Central Asia and Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan
A new Continuing Education Unit at Badakhsan University (BU) was opened by the Afghan Minister of Higher Education, His Excellency Mr Obaidullah Obaid on 9 August 2014. Also in attendance was the Governor of Badakhshan, Mr Shah Waliullah Adeeb . 

05 August 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Independent Directorate of Local Governance of Afghanistan and University of Central Asia Sign Memorandum to Increase Capacity of Local Governance Staff
The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the University of Central Asia (UCA), which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the capacity of civil servants in Afghanistan through UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) certificate programme. 

16 July 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Board Executive Committee Visit Khorog Programmes and Governor of GBAO
During a two-day visit to Central Asia, the University of Central Asia (UCA) Board Executive Committee and senior members of UCA’s management toured the University’s main campus site and programmes in Khorog, Tajikistan. Accompanied by Akbar Ali Pesnani, Head of the Representation of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tajikistan, the Committee also visited AKDN projects, including Khorog City Park.

13 July 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Summer School on Labour Markets in Central Asia
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) conducted a summer school on Labour Markets in Central Asia from 13 to 25 July 2014 in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyz Republic. 

18 June 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Six Kyrgyz Youth Change the World!
‘Change the World Around You!’ is a social entrepreneurship competition for youth in Central Asia.  The contest funds and trains young people to design and implement projects that will improve the quality of life in their communities

11 June 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Signs Agreement with Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy to Implement ADB-funded Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Project
The University of Central Asia (UCA) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Economy, Kyrgyz Republic on 11 June 2014 in Bishkek. 

08 April 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Tajik Institute of Public Administration and University of Central Asia Sign Memorandum to Increase Capacity of Civil Servants
The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) under the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase the capacity and knowledge of civil servants in Tajikistan through a series of training and policy activities. The agreement was signed on 8 April 2014 at IPA in Dushanbe by Dr Roziqzoda Abdulhakimi Sherali, Rector of IPA, and Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General of UCA.

08 April 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia
April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic — A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe foods and improve food and nutrition security.

Other languages: Русский язык |

23 February 2014 | PRESS RELEASE
Symposium on Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Trade in Afghanistan and Heart of Asia Region hosted by the University of Central Asia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The University of Central Asia (part of the Aga Khan Development Network) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Trade in Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Region Symposium that place at the Serena Hotel in Kabul on 23 February 2014. 

2013

26 March 2013 | PRESS RELEASE
SPCE Khorog holds Spring Graduation Ceremony, graduates 35 Afghan learners
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA-SPCE) held its 8th graduation ceremony on 26th March 2013 at the Khorog Theatre. 

19 March 2013 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA Signs Partnership Agreement with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy
The University of Central Asia and the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote cooperation and capacity building for civil servants on 19 March 2013.

Other languages: Русский язык |

2012

28 November 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia and Kazakh Academy of Public Administration host forum on “Trade and Cooperation between Central Asia and Afghanistan for Economic Growth”
Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 28 November 2012 – The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration (APA) under the President of Republic of Kazakhstan organized a forum on “Trade Cooperation between Central Asia and Afghanistan” on 28 November 2012.

Other languages: Русский язык |

12 November 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia and Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs host symposium on “Trade and Cooperation between Central Asia and Afghanistan”
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) in cooperation with the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute of Diplomacy and Directorate General for Economic Cooperation organized a symposium on “Trade Cooperation between Central Asia and Afghanistan” on 12 November 2012.

Other languages: Русский язык |

02 November 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia launches Sustainable Mountain Development Report and Mountain Research & Development Journal issue on Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC) and Mountain Partnership Central Asia Hub launched the Sustainable Mountain Development in Central Asia – From Rio 1992 to Rio2012 and beyond Report and a special issue of the journal Mountain Research and Development (MRD) on Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition in Bishkek on 2 November 2012.

Other languages: Русский язык |

31 August 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia Inaugurates Football and Tennis Facilities of International Standards
The University of Central Asia (UCA) inaugurated international standard football and tennis facilities at its Naryn Campus as part of the Kyrgyz Republic's Independence Day celebrations today.

27 August 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia begins “Trade and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and Afghanistan for Economic Growth” training programme
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia, as part of its Canadian supported “Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building in Afghanistan and Central Asia” (RCCB) project began its training programme on trade and regional cooperation for 60 public servants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic in Issyk-Kul, which will run from 25 August to 2 September 2012.

Other languages: Русский язык |

14 July 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA-SPCE graduates over 200 learners in Khorog including 21 from Afghanistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held its seventh graduation in Tajikistan on 14 July 2012 at the Khorog Theatre. 

23 June 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia's 4th Graduation Ceremony in Dushanbe
More than 190 graduates from the University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) and Learning Centre Dushanbe, School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), were awarded certificates at the 4th Graduation Ceremony held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on 23 June 2012.

18 May 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA SPCE holds its Open Doors Day at new premises in Taldykorgan
UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held its Open Doors Day at its Learning Centre in its new premises in Taldykorgan from 17 to 19 May 2012 to celebrate the opening of its new building targeting a broad audience, including teachers, high school and university students, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, economists and private- and public-sector accountants.

11 March 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia and British Council organize inaugural English Language Festival in Tekeli and Taldykorgan
The University of Central Asia (UCA) and British Council, Kazakhstan jointly organized its inaugural English Language Festival in Tekeli and Taldykorgan on 10 and 11 March 2012, respectively. Representatives of city and oblast akimats, schools and Aynalayin orphanage were present at the opening ceremony held at Dom Drujby, Taldykorgan.

Other languages: Русский язык |

05 March 2012 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia publishes “Ancient Monuments of Tien-Shan” based on 20-year archaeological research by Kubat Tabaldiev
The University of Central Asia (UCA) launched its latest publication: Ancient Monuments of Tien-Shan in Bishkek on 5 March 2012. Based on 20 years of archeological research in the Naryn and Issyk Kul regions, the book presents evidence of the rich heritage of the area.

2011

21 December 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Centre and partners launch Herders’ Manual for the Western Pamirs of Tajikistan
 The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Centre and the National Centre for Competence in Research North-South (NCCR North-South) launched its Herders’ Manual for the use of livestock herders in the Western Pamirs.

Other languages: забонито ҷикӣ |

16 December 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA convenes Forum on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Southern Kyrgyz Republic
The University of Central Asia (UCA), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, convened a Forum on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Southern Kyrgyzstan on 16 December 2011.

Other languages: Русский язык |

25 October 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
Speaker of Parliament Ahmatbek Keldibekov visits UCA Campus in Naryn
A Parliamentary delegation headed by the Kyrgyz Speaker of Parliament Ahmatbek Keldibekov will tour University of Central Asia (UCA) and other programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) during a working trip to Naryn Oblast on 25 October 2011.

Other languages: Русский язык |

20 October 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia (UCA)’s School of Professional and Continuing Education supports entrepreneurs in Naryn
The University of Central Asia’s School of Continuing and Professional Education (SPCE) organized a roundtable, "Development of Small and Medium Businesses in Naryn Town" in Naryn on 19 October 2011.

19 October 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Centre and partners launch Herders’ Manual in the Kyrgyz Republic
 The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Centre and the National Centre for Competence in Research North-South (NCCR North-South) launched its Herders’ Manual for the use of pasture committees and livestock herders of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Other languages: Русский язык |

05 October 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia publishes two volumes, rich historical ethnographic research on the Kyrgyz küü
The Kyrgyz Küüs: Analysis, Thoughts, and Opinions, Volumes I and II (Kïrgïz küülörü: Iliktöölör, oylor, pikirler, 1-2 kitep) published by the University of Central Asia, was launched today at Bishkek’s Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

14 September 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia hosts delegates from Civil Service College Singapore
The University of Central Asia (UCA) hosted a delegation from the Singapore Civil Service College (CSC) on a visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from 5 to 6 September 2011.

27 August 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA’s School of Professional And Continuing Education (SPCE) celebrates 5th Anniversary: Summer Graduation sees 200 graduates including 28 From Afghanistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA- SPCE) celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Summer Graduation in Tajikistan on 27 August 2011 at the Khorog Theatre.

12 July 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA - USAID Convene Roundtable on Entrepreneurship in Southern Kyrgyzstan; “Giving Entrepreneurs a Voice in the Future of Southern Kyrgyzstan” report released
On 12 July 2011, the University of Central Asia (UCA), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, convened a "Roundtable on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Southern Kyrgyzstan," with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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21 June 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
100 participants from 25 countries discuss sustainable land management, water management and climate change at WOCAT conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
From 21 to 22 June 2011, the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) organised a Share Fair on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

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14 May 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
SPCEs 5th Graduation Ceremony sees 300 Graduates including 63 from Afghanistan
Khorog, Tajikistan – The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held its fifth graduation in Tajikistan on 14 May 2011 at the Khorog Theatre. SPCE recognized 307 students at the Awards Ceremony; including learners and teachers from Afghanistan.

25 March 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA facilitates French-learning in Kyzyl-Dobo, Naryn Oblast

The University of Central Asia (UCA)’s “French in the Villages” programme, a partnership with the Embassy of France to the Kyrgyz Republic, has opened a French Language Resource Centre in a school in Kyzyl-Dobo village, Naryn Oblast.

08 February 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
Aga Khan School and the University of Central Asia collaborate to build teacher capacity in Osh
Twenty-five mathematics teachers from Osh government schools, the Aga Khan School (AKS), Osh and Aga Khan Lycee, Khorog were today awarded certificates for successfully completing a one-year intensive professional training program organized at the Professional Development Center of AKS, part of Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), Kyrgyz Republic.

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25 January 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
Central Asian scholars, government officials and international community pay tribute to legendary Nurdjanov at Musical Arts of the Pamirs Book Launch
On 21 January 2011, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) celebrated the launch of The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

21 January 2011 | PRESS RELEASE
The Musical Arts of the Pamirs: University of Central Asia launches seminal series on Pamir music and heritage
The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III was launched today at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

2010

06 September 2010 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA formally hands over road to Naryn Oblast in presence of President Roza
A new three-kilometre diversion of the Naryn State Road constructed by the University of Central Asia (UCA) was formally handed over to the Naryn Oblast Administration on 1 September 2010 in the presence of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbaeva, ministers and government officials during a working visit to Naryn Oblast.

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20 July 2010 | PRESS RELEASE
66 teachers complete civil service training with UCA
The last group of 18 instructors has completed their Training of Trainers under the Certificate Programme Local Economic and Community Development developed by the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), the first operational education programmeme of the University of Central Asia (UCA).

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16 July 2010 | PRESS RELEASE
University of Central Asia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Renew Cooperation in Higher Education
The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have agreed to extend cooperation in higher education for over the next three years through the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. 

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07 June 2010 | PRESS RELEASE
UCA supports civil service training programme for youth
The first cohort of instructors have completed their training of trainers under the program "Recruitment of New Generation Managers into Public and Municipal Service" on June 5, 2010. The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), the first operational education programme of the University of Central Asia (UCA) provided its expertise to support the initiative.

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