University of Central Asia

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.

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

Kuban Akmatov
UCA CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Zulfiya Bakhtibekova
UCA CAFDP 2010, Tajikistan

Alima Bissenova
UCA CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2009, Kazakhstan

Asel Doolotkeldieva
UCA CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Pulat Isobaev
CAFDP, Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Tajikistan

Dilrabo Jonbekova
CAFDP Individual Funding 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

Bibinur Shupeyeva
CAFDP 2010, Kazakhstan

Elima Karalaeva
CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Diana Kudaibergenova
CAFDP 2010, Kazakhstan

Zheenbek Kulenbekov
CAFDP 2008, Kyrgyz Republic

Maksim Kulikov
CAFDP 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

Amrisho Lashkariev
CAFDP 2009, Tajikistan

Lira Sagynbekova
CAFDP 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Bunafsha Muslimshoeva
CAFDP 2009, Tajikistan

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

Aslan Sydykov
CAFDP 2009, Kyrgyz Republic

Kanat Tilekeyev
CAFDP 2008, Kyrgyz Republic

Medina Aitieva
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Serik Beimenbetov
CAFDP 2011, Kazakhstan

Ismoil Khujamkulov
CAFDP 2011, Tajikistan

Kanykei Mukhtarova
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Vasila Sulaimonova
CAFDP 2011, Tajikistan

Danial Yar-Mukhamedov
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Baktygul Tulebaeva
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Kemel Toktomushev
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Askat Dukenbaev
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Rakhat Zholdoshalieva
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Kyrgyz Republic

Amanbek Checheibaev
CAFDP 2011, Kyrgyz Republic

Aisulu Abdykadyrova
CAFDP 2012, Kyrgyz Republic

Alisher Shabdolov
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2012, Tajikistan

Anel Kulakhmetova
CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan

Chorshanbe Goibnazarov
CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Tajikistan

Madina Junussova
CAFDP 2012, Kazakhstan

Maqsad Sariev
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan

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

Nargiza Sarkulova
CAFDP 2012, Kyrgyz Republic

Sitora Shokamolova
CAFDP 2008, Tajikistan

Farukh Sharopov
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan

Muhammad Gulzar
CAFDP 2012, Pakistan

Muhammad Shahibzada
CAFDP 2012, Afghanistan

Ramzan Ali
CAFDP 2012, Pakistan

Rizo Saboiev
CAFDP 2012, Tajikistan