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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Announcement - 01 December 2015
Call for International Conference “Rethinking Resistance: The 1916 Uprising in Central Asia”
The year 2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Uprising in Central Asia. We seek contributions from emerging and established scholars that put the uprising in a broader historical and cross-disciplinary perspective.
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News - 13 October 2015
Lecture at University of Central Asia focuses on Higher Education and Science Reform: A Kazakhstan Perspective

On 9 October 2015, the University of Central Asia hosted a public lecture on Higher Education and Science Reform in Republic of Kazakhstan: Diverse Trajectories of Developing Partnerships by Dr Aida Sagintayeva, Chief Executive Director, and Dr Murat Orunkhanov, Senior Research Fellow from Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Education (NUGSE).

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Public Lecture Series - 09 October 2015
Higher Education and Science Reform in Republic of Kazakhstan: Diverse Trajectories of Developing Partnerships
This presentation describes key educational reforms in higher education in Kazakhstan and the Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University’s (NUGSE) role in contributing to these reforms. 
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News - 08 October 2015
Japanese Team Visits UCA Campus Archaeology Site
A team of Japanese archaeologists from the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and Waseda University, Tokyo joined efforts by regional scholars to excavate and preserve archaeological sites and artefacts at the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Naryn campus site from 30 July to 9 August 2015. 
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News - 06 October 2015
Training of Trainers in Local Economic and Community Development for Afghan Civil Servants
A comprehensive training of trainers  was conducted for potential trainers from the Afghan civil service from 15-18 September 2015 at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. 
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News - 01 October 2015
Inaugural Life in Kyrgyzstan Annual Conference Convenes in Bishkek
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the ISDC International Security and Development Center and the World Bank organised the inaugural Life in Kyrgyzstan annual conference on 1-2 October 2015 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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