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Roundtable to Address Natural Resource Management Needs in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan
11 February 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic - The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA MSRI) held a roundtable on 11 February 2016 to discuss natural resource management in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. The event featured discussions of research conducted in Batken and Soghd oblasts as part of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) project Reducing Conflict Over Water and Pastures in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Natural resource management is a primary research focus of the MSRI in Central Asia, and more than 50 representatives from government, academia, international organisations and NGOs in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan attended the roundtable to share their views.
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Khorog Campus Construction Progressing Rapidly and Making a Difference
03 December 2015, Khorog, Tajikistan - Construction of UCA’s campus in Khorog, Tajikistan is ahead of schedule, says Director of Construction and Facilities Mr Grant Robertson.“We were originally scheduled to complete Phase I construction in 2018 but are now slated to open the campus one year earlier, in 2017,” said Robertson after a recent visit to the site. The Khorog campus is one of three being built across the region. When fully operational, UCA will have campuses in Khorog, in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and in Tekeli, Kazakhstan. The Naryn campus is scheduled to open in September 2016 and the Tekeli campus is anticipated to open in 2019.
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UCA SPCEs Celebrates 10th Graduation in Khorog
14 November 2015, Khorog, Tajikistan - University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) celebrated its 10th graduation on 14 November 2015 in Khorog, Tajikistan. The University recognised over 200 graduates from Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
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UCA Launches Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs
13 November 2015, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - The University of Central Asia (UCA) launched three new books at an event at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on 12 November 2015. The books, which focus on the history and cultures of the Pamir region of Tajikistan, include Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs by Mira Bubnova and two volumes in The Musical Arts of the Pamirs series by Nizom Nurdjanov, Fayzulla Karomatov and Bahriniso Kabilova. The Musical Arts of the Pamirs is a five-volume study on folk music, oral history, dance and theatre traditions of the Pamir region. Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs is the second in a two-part series on the unique history, artifacts and preservation of archaeological relics of the Pamir mountains. To purchase books in the UCA Cultural Heritage Book Series, please contact:

UCA Launches New Books in Cultural Heritage Series
18 September 2015, Bishkek - The University of Central Asia (UCA) introduced three new books in its Cultural Heritage Book Series at a book launch in Bishkek: Respect Graces the Living, Lamentation Graces the Dead: Kyrgyz Funeral Laments and Lamenters by Dr Elmira Köchümkulova, which documents the content and practice of Kyrgyz funeral laments; Kyrgyz Herders of Soviet Uzbekistan: Historical and Ethnographic Narratives by Köchümkulova and Mamatkerim Köchümkulov; and Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan, with photos by Margaret Morton and text by Professor Nasser Rabbat, Köchümkulova and Altyn Kapalova, the first photographic documentation of unique Muslim cemeteries in Central Asia.
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