Inauguration of Khorog campus furthers University of Central Asia’s work in mountain communities — The Ismaili | Watch Video of the Event

The University of Central Asia’s Khorog campus in Tajikistan was officially inaugurated on 14 September 2018, joining the world-class centre for knowledge and learning, which connects isolated rural communities with the global community. The Khorog campus is the second to become operational after UCA’s Naryn campus was inaugurated in Kyrgyzstan in 2016. In his address…

Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Trustees Visit University of Central Asia (UCA)

The Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia (UCA) visited Naryn and Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan on April 13th and 14th 2018. This was their first official visit to UCA since their appointment to the Board in November 2017. The Trustees bring a wealth of expertise and experience, and include prominent individuals with distinguished…

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…

Naryn Investment Forum hosted by University of Central Asia

Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, 21 August 2017 – As part of the on-going collaboration between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to improve the quality of life in Naryn Oblast, the University of Central Asia (UCA) hosted the International Investment Forum “Naryn – A Transnational Economic Hub on the…

University of Toronto and the University of Central Asia sign an academic partnership agreement on education and research collaboration

The University of Toronto (UofT) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding to build linkages through curriculum and faculty development, faculty and student mobility and joint research collaborations. The first initiative under this agreement foresees UofT’s Computer Science Department develop UCA’s undergraduate Computer Science curriculum to be delivered at its…

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…

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…

BBC News: University of Central Asia Inaugural Campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic| Watch video by BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) visited UCA’s inaugural campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic in anticipation of its undergraduate launch in September 2016. Journalist Gulnara Kasmambetova, BBC Senior Producer, Kyrgyz Television, Radio and Online also interviewed Shamsh Kassim-Lakha UCA Board Executive Committee Executive Chairman. They spoke to community members, including a local resident employed on the…