Q-News Special Issue: Central Asian Cultural Heritage

Date: 30 November 2013
Other languages: Русский язык |

Keep a finger on the pulse of the University of Central Asia (UCA) heartbeat with the second issue of our quarterly magazine, Q-News!
Since our inaugural edition, we have received a gratifying and overwhelmingly positive response. I am confident that Q-News will strengthen communication between the University and our diverse partners, while highlighting recent activities and achievements.
A critical part of UCA’s mission is to help the different people of the region to preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. This issue features our research and learning activities, with a special focus on cultural heritage.

The depth of the University’s commitment to cultural preservation is evident through the work of our Research Fellows, the launch of an exciting new pilot textbook and course on Central Asian musical traditions, and the donation of an exceptional humanities library collection.
> Enjoy these and many more stories in this issue


Course on Central Asia Musical Traditions Teaches and Inspires

The 15-week certificate course was based on the pilot edition of the textbook Music of Central Asia: An Introduction. The course included a regional overview and ethnographic study of musical repertoires, genres, instruments and musicians from both nomadic and sedentary communities of Central Asia. 

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UCA’s Commitment to Cultural Preservation Inspires Donation of Unique Library Collection

UCA received nearly 600 books from the collection of the late Russian art historian and professor, Vasiliy Kisunko. The collection includes books on culture, history, politics and political economy published by Soviet historians between 1960 and 1980.

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Expanded Edition of English-Russian Glossary of Public and Economic Policy Terms Launched

A unique resource, bringing together in Russian and English, concepts and terms to facilitate understanding and clarity by actors in government, universities and civil society across Central Asia. 

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UCA Builds Entrepreneurial Capacity in Almaty Region

The School of Professional and Continuing Education in Kazakhstan is implementing a series of initiatives to help communities in Kazakhstan develop entrepreneurial capacity and proactive responses to economic challenges supporting the goals of government programmes based on fruitful partnerships between public and private organizations. 

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UCA Executive Designer AECOM Presents Campus Design to Naryn Youth

On 12 June 2013, UCA teamed up with its executive designers, AECOM, UK & Europe to deliver presentations on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering to 85 students at the School of Professional and Continuing Education, Naryn.

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