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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Announcement - 01 December 2015
Call for International Conference “Rethinking Resistance: The 1916 Uprising in Central Asia”
The year 2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Uprising in Central Asia. We seek contributions from emerging and established scholars that put the uprising in a broader historical and cross-disciplinary perspective.
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News - 19 November 2015
UCA SPCE’s 10th Graduation Ceremony graduates over 200 from Tajikistan and Afghanistan
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA SPCE) celebrated its 10th graduation on 14 November 2015 at the Town Theatre in Khorog, Tajikistan. 
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Announcement - 18 November 2015
Exploring the Notion of 'Sunna': A Reading of Malik's al-Muwatta on Evidence (Arabic and English)
The seminar will offer a taster session for prospective students who are interested in studying at postgraduate level and will encourage attendees to actively participate, debate and challenge. The seminar is open to students and the public. AKU's ISMC works to illuminate the historical and contemporary aspects of Muslim societies and to create a platform for fresh thinking about their futures through research, publications, public events and an interdisciplinary Masters of Arts that attracts students from around the world to its London campus.
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Public Lecture Series - 17 November 2015
Framing the Debate on the Application of Sharia in the Egyptian Legal System
Dr Parolin will frame the call for the Application of Sharia in the development of the modern legal system in Egypt. The call cannot be understood outside such a framework, but what could it mean? Dr Parolin will articulate a few possible readings.
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News - 15 November 2015
Action at UCA Campuses in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
Usually the University of Central Asia (UCA) campus sites in Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan are only buzzing with construction activity, but this past month, they witnessed action of a different nature. UCA organised a media briefing in Khorog, celebrated its topping out (reaching the highest point) construction milestone in Naryn, and design architects visited national partners in Kazakhstan for expertise consultation.
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News - 12 November 2015
UCA Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs
The University of Central Asia (UCA) launched three new books at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe on 12 November 2015. The books, which focus on the history and cultures of the Pamir region of Tajikistan, include Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs by Mira Bubnova and two volumes in The Musical Arts of the Pamirs series by Nizom Nurdjanov, Fayzulla Karomatov and Bahriniso Kabilova.
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