UCA Curriculum Partners Visit Naryn Campus
Eight representatives, including faculty and the Rector at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), visited UCA’s Naryn Campus from September 18-22. It was their first contextualisation visit for the curriculum development of UCA’s undergraduate programme in Economics.
“Central Asia is an incredibly interesting part of the world. It is a privilege to develop a course for UCA, and contribute towards the development of the University,” noted Agnes Lubloy, Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at SSE Riga.
From L to R: Dominik Gerber, SSE Riga Lecturer and Researcher; Anete Pajuste, SSE Riga Associate Professor; Agnes Lybloy, SSE Riga Associate Professor; Zane Varpina, SSE Riga Assistant Professor; Konstantins Benkovskis, SSE Riga Associate Professor; Anders Paalzow, Rector of SSE Riga, Dr. Elmira Köchümkulova, Head of UCA’s Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit; Hamid Ali Khan, UCA Senior Lecturer of English, and Kata Fredheim, SSE Riga Assistant Professor.
During their visit, SSE Riga representatives learnt more about Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, its current economic situation, and on the programmes and activities of the Aga Khan Development Network and UCA. The delegation also met with faculty, staff and students during their time on campus and at the Central Administration office in Bishkek.
They attended meetings with various state bodies and organisations to get more information from practitioners operating in various sectors of the economy. This included the Ministry of Economics of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Megacom Mobile Operator, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, Bai-Tushum MicroCredit Company, and Ernst and Young Audit Services.
UCA and SSE Riga signed a memorandum of understanding in February 2018 for partnership in curriculum development, faculty development, student exchanges, and joint research collaboration.