University of Central Asia

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The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000. The Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan signed the International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private University, which was ratified by the respective parliaments and registered with the United Nations. Find out more

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News - 24 December 2014
Q-News Special Issue: School of Professional and Continuing Education
Its scope reflects the broad reach of SPCE, featuring both young graduates seeking to enrich their learning and seasoned professionals building their credentials. This issue includes stories on the School’s focus on entrepreneurship in sectors ranging from construction to  livestock farming; its impact providing training for civil servants through partnerships with governments; the School’s  commitment to strategically strengthen education through teaching training programmes; and in our People section, intimate accounts of the impact of SPCE programmes on both students and graduates.
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Public Lecture Series - 11 December 2014
The Impact of Kumtor Gold Mine on the Economic and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan
This lecture will present the findings of an impartial, evidence-based and rigorous assessment of Kumtor’s impact on current and future economic and social development in the Kyrgyz Republic, designed to inform discussions on the country’s onward development and the development of the mining sector in particular.
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Press Release - 04 December 2014
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory Opens at the University of Central Asia

Her Excellency, Gudrun Sraega, German Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, officially handed over Geographic Information Systems (GIS) servers and workstations funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) GIS lab in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 4 December 2014

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Public Lecture Series - 27 November 2014
Priming Economic Growth in the Context of Uncertainty and External Influences
Lecture will consider the following: requirements for regions on successful economic growth in the context of uncertainty and the increase of external influences; basic development models of territories and economic goals of the models; approaches to priming economic growth; modern tools to prime economic growth of territories, and the main principles and use of tools in the context of growing external influences. 
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Public Lecture Series - 20 November 2014
Work, Productivity and Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic
Jobs are at the centre of sustainable poverty reduction and improved living standards.  As a result, around the world, countries have identified creating more and better jobs as a top development challenge.  Many development trends in the Kyrgyz Republic indicate the need for better jobs outcomes, such as persistent levels of poverty, low levels of formal sector job creation and rapid rates of out-migration that could impact the availability of skills needed for future growth and development.
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Press - 17 November 2014
Engaging Remote Mountain Communities with Knowledge, Information and Technology in Kyrgyzstan - Perspectives on Central Asia
In Kyrgyzstan, socio-economic disparities between urban and rural areas are considerable.These differences are particularly apparent with regard to access to knowledge and information and communication technology (ICT). Access to ICT is especially problematic for remote mountain areas. The pilot project eBilim is a mobile digital library housed in a minivan that visits ten villages each month and provides information resources for mountain communities.
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