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…

New Video: An Inspiring Moment that Will Never Be Forgotten as Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, Blesses Murids in Kyrgyzstan —Simerg com

“I wish you all success, good health, happiness, everything you wish, everything you wish for, Best Blessings.” – Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. Please see one minute video footage from October 19, 2016, below. LETTER FROM PUBLISHER By Abdulmalik Merchant Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, pictured at the Olympia…

Inauguration of the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia|Speech of His Highness the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses guests gathered at the opening of the University of Central Asia’s first campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. AKDN / Gary Otte Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Your Excellency, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Your Excellency, Amanbai Kayipov, Governor of Naryn Oblast Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Students, Faculty and Staff of the…

University of Central Asia opens its first campus as part of broad commitment to fostering social and economic development

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurate the Naryn campus; ceremony is held under the patronage of President Almazbek Atambayev. Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, 19 October 2016 –  The University of Central Asia (UCA), created to be a catalyst for social and economic development in the region’s mountain societies, today officially…

Prince Rahim attends World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, 6 September 2016 — Prince Rahim represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at the opening ceremony of the Second World Nomad Games, an international event that celebrates the cultural heritage of nomadic peoples throughout out the world. Prince Rahim led the AKDN delegation at the opening ceremony of the Second World Nomad Games in the…

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…