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  • His Highness the Aga Khan visiting potential sites for the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Tekeli with Frederick Starr, Rector of the UCA (right), the Education Minister Shamsha Berkimbayeva (left, 2nd row) and the Governor of Almaty Oblast Kulmakhanov (middle).
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Aga Khan plans university campus in Kazakh mountains

Tekeli, Kazakhstan, 1 May 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan accompanied by the Minister for Education, Ms. Shamsha Berkimbayeva, visited Taldykorgan region of Almaty Oblast to view potential sites for the Kazakh campus of the University of Central Asia.

The University, established by international treaty between Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and the Ismaili Imamat, is the world's first institution of higher learning dedicated to the challenges of mountain populations. The University, whose establishment has been ratified by the legislatures of each of the founding countries, has an initial endowment of US 15 million granted by the Aga Khan.