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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Training & Courses - 15 March 2015
Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA), Graduate School of Development at the University of Central Asia (UCA) announces its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) for new participants. The programme will be offered at UCA in Bishkek beginning 6 April 2015. Developed in collaboration with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, the Certificate programme is targeted to civil servants, independent analysts and staff at think-tanks and non-governmental organisations who wish to acquire skills essential to advancing evidence-based policy analysis. Taught by a team of highly qualified staff, it is the first of its kind in the region.
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Training & Courses - 15 March 2015
The 'Life in Kyrgyzstan' International Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia
The ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ International Summer School on ‘Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia’ is being offered in 2015 to promote the capacity of researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the region to commission, conduct and interpret rigorous impact evaluations and increase their role in evidence­‐based policy making. The School is being offered by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia, International Security and Development Center (ISDC) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-­MERIT).
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Press Release - 03 February 2015
UCA Celebrates First Graduates of Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) celebrated the first graduates of its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) in Bishkek on 3 February 2015. 
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News - 24 December 2014
Q-News Special Issue: School of Professional and Continuing Education
Its scope reflects the broad reach of SPCE, featuring both young graduates seeking to enrich their learning and seasoned professionals building their credentials. This issue includes stories on the School’s focus on entrepreneurship in sectors ranging from construction to  livestock farming; its impact providing training for civil servants through partnerships with governments; the School’s  commitment to strategically strengthen education through teaching training programmes; and in our People section, intimate accounts of the impact of SPCE programmes on both students and graduates.
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Public Lecture Series - 11 December 2014
The Impact of Kumtor Gold Mine on the Economic and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan
This lecture will present the findings of an impartial, evidence-based and rigorous assessment of Kumtor’s impact on current and future economic and social development in the Kyrgyz Republic, designed to inform discussions on the country’s onward development and the development of the mining sector in particular.
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Press Release - 04 December 2014
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory Opens at the University of Central Asia

Her Excellency, Gudrun Sraega, German Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, officially handed over Geographic Information Systems (GIS) servers and workstations funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) GIS lab in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 4 December 2014

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