A world-class University on the Mountains of central Asia | Undergraduate schools are located at Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and Khorog, Tajikistan | Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is expected to start classes in 2021/2022 | Watch Videos on the University of Central Asia

About the University of Central Asia РУССКИЙ One University, Three Schools “It is important to know that what we are doing here will be a valuable example of international cooperation for the future not only here in the region, but also for people far beyond the region. -“His Highness the Aga Khan UCA Naryn Campus…

Video: University of Central Asia – A Development University | UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons…

Videos: BBC News Story – University of Central Asia’s Inaugural Campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and "Creating Opportunity on the Roof of the World"

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) visited the University of Central Asia’s inaugural campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic in anticipation of the launch of UCA’s undergraduate programme in September 2016. UCA offers an international standard of education rooted in the Central Asian context with the aim of promoting the social and economic development of the region…

220 Students Graduate from School of Professional and Continuing Education in Tajikistan |Photos, Videos and more on University of Central Asia

The University of Central Asia (UCA)’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) provides post-secondary, short-cycle education, giving young people and adults professional and vocational qualifications that enhances employment and income generation opportunities. On 21 October 2017, SPCE celebrated the graduation of 220 students from its Khorog centre in accounting, business planning, small and medium…

Articles and Photos on Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for Higher Education in Central Asia, The ‘UCA’ on Devex Com by Michael Igoe

University  of Central Asia: Part Three  “The future leaders of Central Asia”—  By Michael Igoe on Devax com Students from the University of Central Asia’s inaugural class during the inauguration ceremony in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan…

A three part report on Devex com: How the Aga Khan is changing the Mountain towns of ‘Naryn’ ‘Tekeli’ and ‘Khorog’ in Central Asia by creating world Class university in three countries

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for higher education in Central Asia, where the opportunity to achieve academic excellence is usually found somewhere else. (…) The Aga Khan — who, as founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development…

Watch videos on University of Central Asia: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic’s Campus Aerial View and Shams Kassim-Lakha Explaining in London on this World First Mountain University

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) first undergraduate campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic is on schedule to open in September 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. Phase I in Naryn includes an academic building, housing classrooms, laboratories, the library…

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…

The Aga Khan Development Network Statement at the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan

Since its restoration by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Bagh-e-Babur has attracted over 400,000 visitors annually. AKDN has mobilised over US$ 1 billion for economic, social and cultural development in Afghanistan. Photo: AKTC Statement delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On behalf of the Aga…

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…

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….

University of Central Asia Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic Phase I Campus – Aerial View

ucentralasia Published on 20 Jul 2015 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. Phase…

University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp hosted Science Day

The halls of the Sinegorie Pansionat resort on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan were recently transformed into a science laboratory when the University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp hosted Science Day. Led by an international and Central Asian team of teachers and counsellors, the Camp’s 76 Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan…

Inaugural: University of Central Asia Summer Camp Begins in Issyk-Kul

The inaugural University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp opened on 18 June 2015 on the shores of beautiful Lake Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Camp brings together 76 exceptional Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan for a unique academic enrichment experience, where they will improve their English and math skills…

University of Central Asia’s (UCA)’s Summer Camp|Great opportunities to improve your English and math for talented Grade 10 students

Летний лагерь УЦА Planning to apply to top universities in a year? Join the University of Central Asia’s (UCA)’s Summer Camp, a three week residential academic enrichment camp for talented Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan. Held on the shores of beautiful Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, this camp offers great opportunities…