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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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Press - 17 November 2014
Engaging Remote Mountain Communities with Knowledge, Information and Technology in Kyrgyzstan - Perspectives on Central Asia
In Kyrgyzstan, socio-economic disparities between urban and rural areas are considerable.These differences are particularly apparent with regard to access to knowledge and information and communication technology (ICT). Access to ICT is especially problematic for remote mountain areas. The pilot project eBilim is a mobile digital library housed in a minivan that visits ten villages each month and provides information resources for mountain communities.
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News - 03 November 2014
Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan on 3 November 2014.
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Press Release - 14 October 2014
UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration Launches Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis for Afghan Civil Servants
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) launched its Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) for civil servants from Afghanistan in Bishkek on 14 October 2014. 
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News - 27 September 2014
Q-News Special Issue: Institute of Public Policy and Administration
This issue we put the spotlight on UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). In the three years since it was founded, the Institute has had an impact at both the regional and country levels, generating research and information, providing training and establishing itself as a regional resource on policy development and public administration.
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News - 16 September 2014
UCA Board Executive Committee Visit Khorog Programmes and Governor of GBAO
During a two-day visit to Central Asia, the University of Central Asia (UCA) Board Executive Committee and senior members of UCA’s management toured the University’s main campus site and programmes in Khorog, Tajikistan on 5 July 2014. Accompanied by Akbar Ali Pesnani, Head of the Representation of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tajikistan, the Committee also visited AKDN projects, including Khorog City Park.
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Public Lecture Series - 12 September 2014
Understanding the Link between Climate Change and Alpine Cryosphere
This lecture will describe the impact of climate change on three aspects of the cryosphere: snow cover, glaciers and permafrost. It will also discuss the importance of long-term monitoring based on modern approaches, including establishing a sound database to allow for more accurate estimates of changes in sea levels, river runoffs and natural hazards and help reduce uncertainties about climate change. 
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