UCA Naryn Campus Inauguration Ceremony - 19 October 2016
The University of Central Asia (UCA) opened its first campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic on 19 October 2016 with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and UCA Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan. The ceremony was held under the patronage of President Almazbek Atambayev.
UCA was created to be a catalyst for social and economic development in the region’s mountain societies. The launch of the Naryn Campus is to be followed by the construction of campuses of equal size and stature in Khorog, Tajikistan (scheduled to open in 2017) and in Tekeli, Kazakhstan (expected to open in 2019).
The secular, internationally chartered, not-for-profit University is a partnership between the governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
UCA Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan (English, Russian, Kyrgyz, Video)
Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov (English, Russian, Kyrgyz)
Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha (English, Russian, Kyrgyz)
Student Representative Eraj Uzoqov (English, Russian, Kyrgyz, Video)