University of Central Asia, Central Asian Faculty Development Programme: Ten new scholarships awarded in 2011

Date: 01 November 2011

University of Central Asia, Central Asian Faculty Development Programme: Ten new scholarships awarded in 2011

The University of Central Asia (UCA) Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) is pleased to announce its 2011-12 scholarship recipients for doctoral studies at leading universities around the world. Ten scholars from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have received scholarships to attend doctoral programmes at universities in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Five in the sciences and five in the humanities and social sciences.  Of these, two are continuing Fellows who have successfully completed their masters degrees under CAFDP. 

CAFDP scholarships are awarded to qualifying candidates from Central Asia interested in an academic career at UCA, and are based on partnerships with universities in Asia, Europe and North America, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

“This cohort joins UCA’s CAFDP network of over 30 enrolled Fellows and alumni. This dynamic and talented group of students is engaged in a variety of disciplines that reflect UCA’s academic and research priorities, and represent the future academic community of the University,” said Dr Urmat Tynaliev, Manager of the CAFDP.

2011-12 CAFDP Fellows

Amanbek Checheibaev (Kyrgyz Republic) graduated with honors in Mechanics and Mathematics from the Kyrgyz State National University; completed his postgraduate studies in Underground Hydromechanics at Gubkin Russian University of Oil and Gas, Moscow; and received his Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture.  Amanbek has published widely and has taught mathematics at several universities in the Kyrgyz Republic. Amanbek will study physics/engineering at Technical University of Cottbus in Germany focusing his research on Modeling Gas Cleaning by Electrostatic Precipitation.

Ismoil Khujamkulov (Tajikistan) has an undergraduate degree in Taxation/Tax Law from the Economic Institute, Tajikistan, a Masters in International Economics from the University of St. Andrews, UK and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington, USA.  Ismoil is an associate of the Scottish Networks International (SNI),and has extensive experience in government, academia, aid projects and the private sector. He taught and conducted research on macroeconomics at the Innovative Technology and Communication Institute of Tajikistan. Ismoil will study Public Policy at Carleton University, Canada and investigate issues of trade and industry policy.

Murodbek Laldjebaev (Tajikistan) received his first degree in English Language from Khorog State University, and as a CAFDP Masters-level Fellow, he received his Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Murodbek has extensive experience in survey research and worked at the Institute for Professional Development as Coordinator for Curriculum Development and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Murodbek will pursue his doctoral studies in environmental studies at Cornell University, USA and explore his research interests in the area of water management policy.

Farrukh Nazarmavloev (Tajikistan) received his first degree in Computer and Information Technology from Tajik State University, and his second degree with distinction in Mathematics and Programme Development from Khorog State University.  As a CAFDP Fellow, Farrukh received a second Masters degree in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He worked with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as Web Master, GIS and Database Specialist, and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. At the doctoral level, Farrukh will study remote sensing at the University of Bern, Switzerland and carry out research on Assessing Soil Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Lands in Tajikistan

Vasila Sulaimonova (Tajikistan) graduated with distinction from Khorog State University, where she conducted researched on chemical synthesis.She taught chemistry at the Medical University named after A. Sino, and worked as a laboratory assistant at the Institute of Chemistry named after V. I. Nikitin, Academy of Sciences, Republic of Tajikistan, where she researched imidazo-thiadiazol derivatives and essential oils. Vasila will study geochemistry at Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, focusing her research on Cosmogenic Isotopes Dating.

Kemel Toktomushev (Kyrgyz Republic) received his Bachelor of Arts in International and Comparative Politics from American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Kyrgyz Republic, and his Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Kemel was the Director of Communications and Public Relations at the AUCA, and has worked at UNDP and Tolerance International-UK. As a doctoral student, Kemel will study politics and international relations at the University of Exeter, UK and conduct research on The Regime Security and Kyrgyz Foreign Policy.

Baktygul Tulebaeva (Kyrgyz Republic) received her BA with honors in Cultural Anthropology and Archeology from American University of Central Asia, and her Masters in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.  She worked as a researcher at the Cultural Research Center “Aigine” in the Kyrgyz Republic. Baktygul will study social anthropology at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and conduct her doctoral research on Between Development, Soviet Science and Traditional Healing: An Ethnography of Childhood and Health in Kyrgyzstan.

Danial Yar-Mukhamedov (Kyrgyz Republic) received his first degree with honors in Theoretical Physics from Kyrgyz National University. He received his Master Degree Diploma with honors in Plasma Physics for his work on Modeling of Microwave Heating Processes of Ceramic Materials from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, and a second Master Degree Diploma with honors in Theoretical Physics for his work The Ricci Flows in Gravitation from Kyrgyz National University. Danial has taught at the Department of Information Systems in Economics and Management, Academy of Management under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. He will study physics at the University of Cambridge, UK where he plans to pursue his doctoral research on High Energy Physics and Cosmology.

Serik Beimenbetov (Kazakhstan) received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Kazakh State National Al-Farabi University and his Masters degree in Political Science and Modern and Contemporary History from Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg. His research interests include contentious politics in Europe, patterns of regional integration, and medieval history of Europe. Serik served as Assistant Professor and Chair of European Studies at the American University of Central Asia. Serik will study politics and international relations at University of Exeter and conduct research on Extremism and Democracy in Europe

Kanykei Mukhtarova (Kyrgyz Republic) graduated with honors from the Kyrgyz National Conservatory and studied art management at Indiana University, USA. She was music teacher and art manager at American University of Central Asia; an intern at Folkway Records of the Smithsonian Institution; and Arts and Culture Programme Manager at the Swiss Cooperation Office.  In 2006, Kanykei established the annual international Bishkek Jazz Festival. As Art Director of the Central Asian Arts Management Public Foundation, she is developing an anthology of Kyrgyz traditional music. Kanykei will pursue doctoral studies in ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, Canada with a focus on traditional music of Central Asia.

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