UCA's first campus opened in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic in 2016, second campus in Khorog, Tajikistan opened in 2017 and will be followed by Tekeli, Kazakhstan (2021). Undergraduate students interested in majoring in Computer Science or Communications and Media will enroll in the campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic.
Founded in 2000, the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, signed the International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular, private, not for profit University, which was ratified by the respective parliaments and registered with the United Nations. Click here to learn more about UCA’s Naryn Campus Inauguration.
UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) 3,000m² learning centre in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic was opened in 2011. The facility is equipped with state of the art learning technologies, two computer laboratories, four classrooms and a 7,476-volume library. Including SPCE’s learning centre in Bishkek, the School has become a leading provider of adult and continuing education, reaching nearly 25,000 learners in the Kyrgyz Republic. SPCE is a leading provider of post-secondary, short-cycle education in Central Asia, giving young people and adults professional and vocational qualifications that improve employment and income generating opportunities.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) promotes pluralism in ideas, cultures, and people by supporting the development and implementation of innovative humanities curricula based on the cultural traditions of Central Asia. AKHP initiates and supports curriculum and pedagogical development in universities, community outreach projects and institutional development through long-term partnerships. It has worked in universities in Kazakhstan as well as Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
In 2016, AKHP launched a Public Lecture Series in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the Kyrgyz National University (KNU). This series is designed specifically as professional development for KNU faculty and is open to university scholars, researchers and students. It promotes inter-disciplinary discourse between intellectuals, academics and students in the disciplines of humanities and the sciences. For more information on upcoming lectures, click here.