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UCA Course on Central Asia Musical Traditions Teaches and Inspires
“When she sang, a sense of peace overcame the classroom, which felt like a light, warm wind. Her voice was strong and bright, light and free, and made me forget about my problems.” It is rare that these kinds of emotions are invoked in a hot, stuffy classroom at a busy city university. However, this is what undergraduate student Gulzira Kamytzhanova experienced listening to her professor Dr Elmira Köchümkulova perform on the Kyrgyz instrument komuz, in a ground-breaking new course on Central Asian Music offered by the University of Central Asia (UCA).
School of Professional and Continuing Education, 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 eighth graduation ceremony on 26 March 2013 at the Khorog Theatre, Tajikistan.
UCA’s commitment to cultural preservation inspires donation of unique collection from Prof. Vasiliy Kisunko’s library
The University of Central Asia (UCA) received nearly 600 books from the collection of the late Vasiliy Kisunko, a Russian art historian and professor. The collection includes books on culture, history, politics and political economy published by Soviet historians between 1960 and 1980. The collection’s geographic focus is “the East,” as defined during that time period to include the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and China. “Perhaps what is most interesting about this collection is its historiographical significance,” said Gregory Kisunko, Vasily’s son, “These books explain history through the eyes of historians during the Soviet period. People don’t write like that anymore.”
UCA Builds GIS Capacity in Central Asia
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is working to strengthen the capacity and use of Geo-Information Systems (GIS) in Central Asia. “Building capacity in GIS is an investment in the future of research and the wellbeing of communities in the region. The methodologies offer unique tools to take a spatial perspective on both opportunities and risks in a variety of sectors,” said UCA Senior Research Fellow Dr Bettina Wolfgramm, a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern.
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.
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.
University of Central Asia invests in young professionals as future leaders in development
Twenty young Canadian professionals selected for the competitive International Fellowship Programme of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) from diverse academic backgrounds and matched with development organisations around the world to expose them to the field and contribute to the mission of the host organization.
UCA presents journalist and media training project at World Bank workshop
The University of Central Asia (UCA) presented the outcomes of its Budget Reporting for Journalists and Media Training project at the World Bank-hosted Information Matters – Transparency and Accountability in the Kyrgyz Republic (IMTAK) Project completion workshop on 19 February 2013 in Bishkek.
University of Central Asia and Kyrgyz Government hold National Round Table on 'Local Self-Government in Kyrgyzstan: State and Opportunities for Development'
Effective local self-government is critical for democratic governance and economic growth. This was the theme of a National Roundtable on Local Self-Government in Kyrgyzstan: State and Opportunities for Development organised by University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) on 19 December 2012 in Bishkek.
UCA instructor wins masters dissertation prize at University of Birmingham
With over 13 years teaching experience, UCA Senior English Instructor Tojiniso Olimnazarova, recently completed her Masters in Education at the University of Birmingham, with a dissertation entitled “Using multiple languages in English as a Foreign Language in classrooms in Tajikistan.”