After Manas, My Kyrgyz, Your Chingiz — Written by Alva Robinson Photographed by Seitek Moldokasymov on Aramco World com | Chingiz Aitmatov was a literary giant who published more than 30 works that have been translated into more than 170 languages

The path to the universe starts from the village. In Kyrgyzstan’s northwestern province of Talas, bordering Kazakhstan, lies a village along an unpaved road. At its entrance a sign reads in Kyrgyz: “The path to the universe starts from the village.” Just above it appears a silhouette portrait of its famous native son and author…

Addressing Climate Change in Mountainous Regions —IIS UK | A three year study project for Pamiri communities lead by Prof.Karim-Aly Kassam

The research will contribute to the anticipatory capacity of Pamiri communities by revitalising ecological calendars. Using participatory research, historical and existing ecological calendars will be integrated with indigenous knowledge and scientific analyses of climate and biological data. Karim-Aly Kassam riding to meet Kyrgyz pastoralists in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan near the border of China…

UCA Launches its Inaugural Admissions Campaign for the 2016 Academic Year|Fully residential and world-class education

The University of Central Asia (UCA) has launched its undergraduate admissions campaign to encourage qualified students from rural and urban schools across Central Asia to apply. UCA, Central Asia’s first fully residential university, is committed to making world-class education highly affordable through generous scholarships and student soft loans. The University’s first campus will open in…

University of Central Asia Receives Long-term OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) Support to Complete its Second Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 29 October 2015 – The University of Central Asia (UCA) is expected to complete the construction of its second campus in Tajikistan by 2017, at a total capital layout of US$94.4 million. Overall masterplan for the University of Central Asia’s Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. Photo: UCA Alongside a $64.4 million commitment from…

Water and Good Neighbourly Relations in Central Asia — Federal Foreign Office

High-level government representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan met in Berlin on 7 and 8 September at the invitation of the Federal Foreign Office. The Conference on Water and Good Neighbourly Relations in Central Asia was part of the so-called Berlin Process established in 2008 as a channel for Germany’s commitment to regional…

Central Asian researchers receive financial support from $5000 to 20,000 for mountain society development related researches —AKI Press com

CAARF Fellow from Tajikistan Aynullo Safaralikhonov presents his research at the MSRI Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek (AKIpress) –  Fifteen researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan participated in the scientific writing and publishing seminar held on July 6-10 in Chon-Kemin district, Kyrgyzstan, the University of Central Asia said. The workshop is the…

Zentralasien Universität: ‘Das Great Game des Khans’—von Verena Ringler (In German language on Aga Khan’s University of Central Asia) |A short summary in English

A short summary in English: A very informative article about the stony path of the founding of the impressive and innovative Univeristy of Central Asia (UCA). The UCA is a project of HH the Aga Khan who has built highly modern and internationally competitive campuses around hard-to-reach mountain areas of three distinct post-Soviet states namely….

Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia — University of Central Asia Press Release

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…