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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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Event - 30 June 2015
Call for Papers: Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), ISDC - International Security and Development Center are pleased to announce the first annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference to take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 1-2 October 2015.
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News - 30 June 2015
International and Central Asian Collaboration Generates Innovative Enrichment Curriculum
What happens when you bring together international and Central Asian educators to create an academic enrichment programme for talented students?
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Public Lecture Series - 26 June 2015
Interdisciplinary research and capacity development – a strategy for mountain societies
In this presentation I will draw on my own research experience – from a long-term, interdisciplinary research project on land and water management in Central Asia (Khorezm region in Uzbekistan) – and on the more recent debates on development and climate research, to explore how a long-term, salient, and credible science program could be shaped that would help delivering the needed ‘change from within’.
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News - 25 June 2015
UCA Summer Camp Counsellors Aim to Make a Difference
If you visit the north shore of Lake Issyk-Kul this summer, you are likely to come across a group of energetic young people from around the world, wearing blue tee shirts, busy managing groups of students from the University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp. 
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Press Release - 23 June 2015
Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (IPPA UCA), ISDC International Security and Development Center (ISDC) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) are offering a summer school on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia from 21 to 28 June 2015 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic. 
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Public Lecture Series - 22 June 2015
Moving Mountains: Reflections on an Agenda for Central Asian Mountain Studies in a Context of Change and Integration
The presentation will explore a possible agenda for Central Asian mountain studies by drawing upon experience from mountain areas outside Central Asia, especially from Mountainous Mainland Southeast Asia which in many respects such as increasing trans boundary integration, multi-ethnic mountain societies, and the influence of dominant powers such as the People’s Republic of China, provides points of reference for a comparison with Central Asia. 
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