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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 Release - 30 July 2015
Constructing World Class Universities: Lessons for Central Asia
“The perfect recipe for a world class university combines lots of talent, plenty of resources, a touch of governance and a plan to simmer for a long time,” summarised Mr Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, during a public lecture on The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities in Emerging Countries at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 27 July 2015.
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Press Release - 28 July 2015
Local and Economic Community Development Certificate Programme Underway in Tajikistan
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Local Economic Community Development (LECD) Certificate Programme is underway in Tajikistan. 
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Public Lecture Series - 27 July 2015
The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities in Emerging Countries
Contextualizing the drive for world-class higher education institutions and the power of international and domestic university rankings, this lecture outlines possible strategies and pathways for establishing globally competitive universities and explores the challenges, costs, and risks involved. Its findings will be of particular interest to policy makers, university leaders, researchers, and development practitioners. 
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News - 24 July 2015
Kazakhstan Youth Engage in Social Entrepreneurship
Five winners of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Coca-Cola Change the World Around You! competition received grants of up to $3,900 each from UCA to implement their projects at a ceremony held at the Almaty Management University (ALMA) (formerly IAB) on 10 July 2015.
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News - 21 July 2015
University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus Taking Shape
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) first undergraduate campus is taking shape in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. Construction is on schedule for the campus to open in 2016. UCA’s centralised, phased strategy harnesses the talent of award-winning designers, a multi-national construction management team and specialised regional and local contractors.
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News - 16 July 2015
UCA Summer Camp Participants Learnt in Different Ways
The tree-lined pathways of Sinegorie Pansionat resort at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan buzzed with excitement and conversation. Although in the heart of Central Asia, you only heard the English language.
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