The Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP)

UCA will offer inimitable opportunities for Central Asian scholars to pursue an academic career with low faculty student ratios, opportunities for research, excellent facilities, and an organisational culture that places high value on integrity in all facets of its operation.

To launch its academic programmes, UCA needs, over time, hundreds of scholars from various disciplines - with an emphasis on creating a cadre of Central Asian academics who can deliver UCA’s teaching programmes and conduct requisite research. CAFDP offers support for Central Asian scholars to pursue doctoral studies on the understanding that upon graduation they agree to serve as UCA faculty for a minimum of five years.

The Central Asian Faculty Development Project (CAFDP) CAFDP Scholar, Zheenbek Kulenbekov studies soil samples to determine the dispersion of radionuclides from uranium mine tailings in Kyrgyzstan as part of his graduate studies thesis at Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. The University aims at having at least 80 percent of its faculty comprising Central Asian nationals with international experience and recognised credentials. CAFDP is developing its Partner Universities Programme through which students receive full financial assistance to pursue advanced graduate degrees at UCA’s partner institutions.

UCA has official agreements with the Asian Institute of Technology, Carleton University, German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Michigan State University, University of Alberta, University of Bern, University of Cambridge, and University of Exeter.

The Programme also supports a select number of outstanding independent PhD candidates though its Individual Funding Scheme, offering partial funding for students accepted into doctoral programmes in disciplines that are an academic priority for UCA.

Biodata Summaries of UCA Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) Research Fellows

AKMATOV, Kuban
UCA CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

BAKHTIBEKOVA, Zulfiya
UCA CAFDP 2010, Tajikistan

BISSENOVA, Alima
UCA CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2009, Kazakhstan

DOOLOTKELDIEVA , Asel
UCA CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

ISOBAEV, Pulat
CAFDP, Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Tajikistan

JONBEKOVA, Dilrabo
CAFDP Individual Funding 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

SHUPEYEVA, Bibinur
CAFDP 2010, Kazakhstan

KARALAEVA, Elima
CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

KUDAIBERGENOVA, Diana
CAFDP 2010, Kazakhstan

KULENBEKOV, Zheenbek
CAFDP 2008, Kyrgyz Republic

KULIKOV, Maksim
CAFDP 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

LASHKARIEV, Amrisho
CAFDP 2009, Tajikistan

SAGYNBEKOVA, Lira
CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

MUSLIMSHOEVA, Bunafsha
CAFDP 2009, Tajikistan

NAZARMAVLOEV, Farrukh
CAFDP 2009 & CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2011, Tajikistan

SYDYKOV, Aslan
CAFDP 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

TILEKEYEV, Kanat
CAFDP 2008, Kyrgyz Republic

AITIEVA, Medina
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

BEIMENBETOV, Serik
CAFDP 2011, Kazakhstan

KHUJAMKULOV, Ismoil
CAFDP 2011, Tajikistan

MUKHTAROVA, Kanykei
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

SULAIMONOVA, Vasila
CAFDP 2011, Tajikistan

YAR-MUKHAMEDOV, Danial
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

TULEBAEVA, Baktygul
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

TOKTOMUSHEV, Kemel
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

DUKENBAEV, Askat
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

ZHOLDOSHALIEVA, Rakhat
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

CHECHEIBAEV, Amanbek
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

ABDYKADYROVA, Aisulu
CAFDP 2012, Kyrgyz Republic

SHABDOLOV, Alisher
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2012, Tajikistan

KULAKHMETOVA, Anel
CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan

GOIBNAZAROV, Chorshanbe
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Tajikistan

SHAROPOV, Farukh
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan

JUNUSSOVA, Madina
CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan

SARIEV, Maqsad
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan

GULZAR, Muhammad
CAFDP 2012, Pakistan

SHAHIBZADA, Muhammad
CAFDP 2012, Afghanistan

LALDJEBAEV, Murodbek
CAFDP 2008 & CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2011, Tajikistan

SARKULOVA, Nargiza
CAFDP 2012, Kyrgyz Republic

ALI, Ramzan
CAFDP 2012, Pakistan

SABOIEV, Rizo
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan

SHOKAMOLOVA, Sitora
CAFDP 2008, Tajikistan