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  • UCA's Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) studies the major factors affecting the livelihoods of mountain societies, such as the movement from a nomadic past to a sedentary one.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Among the research it conducts on mountain societies, MSRI studies the need for greater food security.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • The Graduate School of Development's Mountain Societies Research Institutee (MSRI) conducts research for development with the goal to improve the well-being of mountain communities in Central Asia.
    UCA
  • IPPA’s focus is on economic policy, the ways in which government action can promote equitable growth; and on the management of public services (education, health, social welfare, etc.) to examine how programmes can be made more effective and efficient.
    AKDN / Mikhail Romanyuk
  • The Cultural Heritage & Humanities Unit at the UCA, in partnership with other stakeholders, is capturing and preserving existing cultural knowledge and cultural collections, while generating new dialogues and narratives on cultural heritage and identity in Central Asia.
    AKDN / Mikhail Romanyuk
Research Institutes

UCA’s Research Institutes were founded to establish UCA as a leading centre of academic scholarship for Central Asia. UCA is committed to a rigorous research agenda, designed to strengthen academic inquiry in the region and provide the foundation of knowledge, human resources, research products, and curricula to support UCA’s undergraduate and graduate programming.