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AKDN is building one of the three campuses of the University of Central Asia in Tekeli, Kazakhstan as part of one of Central Asia’s largest and most ambitious construction projects. World-class academic, administrative, residential, operational, library, cultural and athletic facilities will occupy between 280,000 - 300,000 square meters divided equally across the three campuses (the others are in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog, Tajikistan), and will accommodate a residential population of almost 4000 students, faculty and staff.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia is also working in the country. Its aim is to contribute to the revitalisation and continuing evolution of music in Central Asia by identifying and supporting outstanding musical talent, cultivating new approaches to musical performance and pedagogy, documenting and disseminating the work of leading exponents of Central Asian music, and stimulating interest in the region’s music worldwide (Find out more).


News Archives

Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
03 November 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) today visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

University of Central Asia to Help Strengthen Good Governance in Afghanistan through Training for District Governors
05 August 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan and the UCA signed a MoU to help strengthen good governance in Afghanistan through UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) certificate programme.

Young Social Entrepreneurs Receive Awards from the University of Central Asia
04 February 2014 - Six winners of the "Change the World Around You!" social entrepreneurship competition received up to US$2,500 each to implement innovative projects in their communities across the Kyrgyz Republic.

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