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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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Public Lecture Series - 28 January 2016
Sacred Sites: An Opportunity for Improving Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Ysyk-Kol Biosphere Reserve

The author presents the results from his Master's thesis on sacred sites within Ysyk-Kol Biosphere Reserve (YKBR). The paper claims that sacred sites, defined as areas of land and bodies of water which are culturally and spiritually significant for local communities, represent traditional model of bioculturral diversity conservation.
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Press - 18 January 2016
UCA Executive Chairman Speaks to AKIPress on AKDN's 15 Year Presence in the Kyrgyz Republic and the University's Aspirations

Bishkek (AKIpress) - This year the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) marks 15 years of its work in Kyrgyzstan. AKIpress talked to Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan, about AKDN projects, values and many other topics.

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Press Release - 20 December 2015
University of Central Asia Celebrates Second Cohort of Graduates from the Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the second cohort of Afghan graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) on 20 December 2015 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The course was delivered through an ongoing partnership between UCA and the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
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News - 17 December 2015
Taking Shape: Aerial View of UCA Khorog Campus Phase I
Construction of UCA’s Khorog Campus is ahead of schedule and the campus will open in 2017. The second of three campuses being built across Central Asia, UCA’s Khorog Campus is located 2,200 metres above sea level.
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News - 15 December 2015
Afghan Partners Visit UCA Khorog Campus Construction Site
A delegation from the University of Central Asia’s Satellite Learning Centres (UCA SLCs) in Afghanistan visited the University’s Khorog campus construction site on 13 November 2015, following a visit to the University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) in Khorog.
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Press - 11 December 2015
A Journalist’s Perspective: A Day on the University of Central Asia Construction Site

The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) graduation ceremony – by the way, its 10th – similar to previous years was celebrated in a festive and colourful fashion.  It would not be an exaggeration to say that the 200 graduates receiving their certificates from the UCA leadership (and it should be added that certificates were conferred not only to graduates, who came from GBAO, but also from the neighbouring provinces of Afghanistan) were glowing with happiness. Details of the ceremony is available in the UCA SPCE press release and, in the story prepared by our correspondent. As for me – I would like to relate my trip, together with a group of fellow journalists to the campus construction site in Khorog. 

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