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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.
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.”
Afghan students pursue advanced English and IT training at UCA, Khorog
Twelve young learners from the rural areas of Afghan Badakhshan and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan arrived at the University of Central Asia’s (UCA), School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Khorog, Tajikistan to pursue advanced courses in English and Information Technology (IT) in October 2012.
University of Central Asia celebrates 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains on International Mountain Day
The University of Central Asia (UCA) supported the ‘market place for sustainable mountain development good practices,’ organised by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) Central Asia Hub, celebrating International Mountain Day 2012, which also marked the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains.
UCA Senior Research Fellow appointed Foreign Member of Academy of Sciences, Republic of Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Senior Research Fellow and Cornell University Professor Karim-Aly Kassam is no stranger to Central Asia and its academic institutions. Dr Kassam has spent the last seven years researching the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, working closely with UCA and the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Tajikistan. It is no surprise he was elected Foreign Member (Academician) of the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Tajikistan. Dr Kassam was also appointed English Language Editor of the Academy’s Journal of the Biological and Medical Sciences. The ceremony took place during the annual meeting of the Academy in Dushanbe on 12 December 2012.