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UCA Q-News, Volume 1, Issue 1
The inaugural issue of UCA Q-News, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) quarterly magazine. Q-News presents its readership with Quick Quarterly Quotes and news bites from the University. Providing an overview of UCA’s recent activities and achievements, the magazine brings you highlights from UCA’s key news channels; including the UCA Newsletter, event announcements, press news and photo galleries.
UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education holds Academic Achievement Ceremony in Faizabad for Afghan learners
On 30 June 2013, The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held an Academic Achievement Ceremony at the Kokcha Palace, Faizabad to recognise 18 Afghan instructors graduating from SPCE’s professional development programmes in English and Information Technology (IT). Seventeen Afghan scholarship recipients who successfully completed professional courses at SPCE Khorog in Tajikistan were also recognised.
Highlights from the School of Professional and Continuing Education, Naryn
In the first half of 2013, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic delivered cultural, technical and academic activities to engage students and members of the Naryn community.
Young Social Entrepreneurs Implement Award-winning Projects
Mobilising the enthusiasm and creativity of youth to address social issues through entrepreneurship is an effective way to engage youth in their communities and build critical leadership skills. This was the principle behind the Change the World Around You!competition administered by the University of Central Asia (UCA), in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation Kyrgyz Republic and The Coca-Cola Foundation and Company.
University of Central Asia releases 2nd edition of English-Russian Glossary of Public Policy Terms and Concepts
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) published the second edition of its English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade. The book was launched during a regional four-stop tour by renowned economist and policy analyst Oleksandr Kiliievych, who compiled both editions of the glossary. Kiliievych, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and author of over 240 publications, arrived in the region this week to share his perspectives on the development of this expanded edition and its utility in the region.
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.
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.