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This article is about the university in Khorog, Naryn, and Tekeli. For the university in Bishkek, please see American University of Central Asia. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ... The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is a selective liberal arts University based upon the American model and located in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan. ...

University of Central Asia

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Established 2000
Type Private university
Chancellor His Highess the Aga Khan
Location Tekeli, Republic of Kazakhstan
Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Khorog, Republic of Tajikistan
Website www.ucentralasia.org

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan. It is the world's first internationally chartered institution of higher education; the International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private University was signed by the Aga Khan and the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments and registered with the United Nations. UCA is a private, independent, self-governing institution. It will have three campuses of equal size and stature in each of the founding countries. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The Āgā Khān IV, or His Highness Prince Karīm al-Ḥussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, (Arabic: سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان الرابع) -- (born December 13, 1936) is the current (49th) Imām of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. ... Naryn is the provincial administrative center of the Naryn Oblasty in central Kyrgyzstan, with a population of 40,049 (1999). ... The town of Khorog (Tajik Хорӯғ, also transliterated as Khoroq, Khorogh, Khorugh, or Xoroq) is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in Tajikistan. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Āgā Khān IV, or His Highness Prince Karīm al-Ḥussaynī Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, (Arabic: سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان الرابع) -- (born December 13, 1936) is the current (49th) Imām of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


The mission of UCA is to promote the socio-economic development of Central Asia's mountain societies, while at the same time helping the diverse peoples of the region to preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. Socioeconomics or Socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ...


Admission to the UCA is based on merit, as determined by objective standards. An applicant's financial resources does not play a role in decisions on admission and the university states that no qualified student will be denied the opportunity to study at the University for financial reasons.

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Campuses

The University of Central Asia's three campuses are currently under construction in Tekeli, Kazakhstan; Naryn, the Kyrgyz Republic; and Khorog, Tajikistan. The three campuses, hosting academic, administrative, residential, library, cultural and athletic facilities, will accommodate a residential population of almost 4000 students, faculty and staff. Parklands will surround each UCA campus, preserving the natural environment of the region, and will be open to the general public. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Naryn is the provincial administrative center of the Naryn Oblasty in central Kyrgyzstan, with a population of 40,049 (1999). ... The town of Khorog (Tajik Хорӯғ, also transliterated as Khoroq, Khorogh, Khorugh, or Xoroq) is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in Tajikistan. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ...


The campuses are being planned by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Site designs for the campuses and university parks are being developed by Sasaki Associates of Watertown, USA. Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An Architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Kyoto Concert Hall Arata Isozaki (磯崎新, Isozaki Arata; born 23 July 1931) is a Japanese architect from Oita Prefecture. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1630 Zip Code(s): 02472 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...


Tekeli, Kazakhstan

Tekeli is located only 35 minutes east of the regional capital, Taldy-Korgan, and is three hours by car from Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty. The town sits at the mouth of the narrow valley along the Kazak steppe in the historic Zhedysu or Seven Rivers region. It borders the Alatau and Dzhungaria mountain ranges, with the Altai Mountains further north. Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... A steppe in Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, a steppe (Russian: - step, Ukrainian: - step, Kazakh: - dala), pronounced in English as step, is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being... Alatau or Ala Too (from Turkic languages: motley mountain) is a generic name of a number of mountain ranges in Central Asia, characterized by interleaving areas of vegetation, scattered rocks and snows. ... For the republic in Russia, see Altai Republic. ...


Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Naryn oblast is at the geographical heart of the Tien-Shan mountain range and of Kyrgyzstan, sharing borders with four of the nation’s six other provinces. Its capital, Naryn, is four hours by car from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek and an equal distance from Kashgar in the People's Republic of China. Ak-Kya, the UCA campus site is along a bend of the Naryn River, 12 kilometres downstream from the city. Naryn Province (Kyrgyz: Нарын областы) is a province (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains) mountain range is located in Central Asia, in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. ... Naryn is the provincial administrative center of the Naryn Oblasty in central Kyrgyzstan, with a population of 40,049 (1999). ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Location of Kashgar Kashgars Sunday market Kashgar (also spelled Cascar[citation needed]; Uyghur: قەشقەر/; Chinese: ; pinyin: Kāshí, ), is an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Naryn River rises in the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, flowing west through the Fergana Valley into Uzbekistan. ...


Khorog, Tajikistan

Khorog is the capital of the Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. It is situated at an altitude of 2100 metres in the heart of the Pamir mountains, near Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, and southwest Xinjiang in the People’s Republic of China. The campus site, known locally as Dasht, is a prominently elevated triangular terrace just northwest of the town centre. Future expansion will occur in Porshnev village, 16 kilometres down the Pansh River from Khorog. The town of Khorog (Tajik Хорӯғ, also transliterated as Khoroq, Khorogh, Khorugh, or Xoroq) is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in Tajikistan. ... Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (GBAP) (Вилояти Мухтори Кӯҳистони Бадахшон/Viloyati Mukhtori Kuhistoni Badakhshon or ولایت مختار کوهستان بدخشان in Tajik) is a mountainous province of Tajikistan. ... Located in Central Asia, the Pamir Mountains are formed by the junction of the worlds greatest mountain ranges, a geologic structural knot from which the great Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush mountain systems radiate. ... For the county in Shanxi province, see Xinjiang County. ... Map of China drawn by the ROC and PRC. PRC flag in front of Shanghai. ... The Panj River also called the Pyandzh River is a tributary of the Amu Darya, in Afghanistan. ...


Organization and Academic Programmes

School of Professional and Continuing Education

The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) offers formal, university-based, non-degree educational programmes, including vocational, professional development and personal improvement opportunities for youth and adults. Established in 2006, SPCE is UCA's first operational academic programme, and aims to foster economic development. It does this by responding to trends and needs in the local economies of the communities in which it operates, and offers courses that improve employment and income generating opportunities, as well as professional development opportunities for mid-career professionals. By building vocational skills and professional competencies, SPCE seeks to encourage entrepreneurship and stimulate economic development in the region. A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Economic development is a sustainable increase in yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooo There are more than 20,000 professional economic developers employed world wide in this highly specialized industry. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations, particularly new businesses generally in response to identified opportunities. ...


Graduate School of Development

The mission of the Graduate School of Development is to foster stimulating and innovative inquiry into development issues facing Central Asia, particularly its mountain regions. The UCA Graduate School will consist of six Institutes addressing the unique resources and needs of the region while creating a pool of highly skilled professionals and decision-makers: Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...

  • Business and Economic Development
  • Public Administration
  • Rural Development
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Education Policy
  • Environment and Natural Resource Management

The first degree offered will be a Master’s of Science in Economic Development that will focus on economics, development, finance and inter-disciplinary studies with a strong emphasis on ethics, together with concentrations in one of the following Institutes of graduate study: Business and Economic Development, Public Administration, and Rural Development. The remaining three Institutes: Tourism and Leisure, Education Policy, and Environment and Natural Resource Management will initially focus on research, but ultimately will offer specialized degrees. Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of valuable goods and services. ... Development has meaning in several contexts: // Biological development or morphogenesis of embryos in the context of developmental biology Child development (in the context of physical development, or post-natal human development (pediatrics, etc); or in the context of psychological development, part of the larger area of human development (psychology) or... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Ethics (from the Ancient Greek ethikos, meaning arising from habit), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of value or quality. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising facts. ...


School of Undergraduate Studies

The School of Undergraduate Studies will offer a four-year degree to instill graduates with global knowledge, leadership skills, and initiative. The course will include required foundational courses emphasizing critical thinking and interdisciplinary approaches; concentrations in the humanities, natural sciences, the social sciences, and management; and research requirements. are you kiddin ? i was lookin for it for hours ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the rational study of the universe via rules or laws of natural order. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... The term management characterizes the process of and/or the personnel leading and directing all or part of an organization (often a business) through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ...


Other Programmes

English Preparatory Support

At UCA, English will be the language of instruction for all degree courses. Most incoming students will need some preparation in both English and computing. Therefore, UCA is establishing a one-year preparatory programme for undergraduates and a three-month programme for graduate students. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Originally, the word computing was synonymous with counting and calculating, and a science and technology that deals with the original sense of computing mathematical calculations. ...

Distance Education

To make the the University accessible to populations living in even more isolated areas of the region, UCA is establishing a distance education programme that will use the latest information technologies and distance education teaching and learning methodologies. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Humanities Programme

UCA will integrate the humanities and the study of the rich and diverse cultures of Central Asia into academic and other programmes and build on the work of the Aga Khan Humanities Programme. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...

Music Programme

UCA is developing a music programme that will provide instruction, research and performance opportunities in the musical traditions of Central Asia. The programme will support UCA’s academic programmes, enrich the cultural life of the three campuses and complement the work of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia. The music of Central Asia is as vast and unique as the many cultures and peoples who inhabit the region (that is, not particularly vast or unique). ...


Research

The UCA Research Programme will focusing on addressing issues of socio-economic development and cultural preservation in Central Asia, with particular emphasis on mountain regions. Original, relevant and action-oriented research will be required of faculty and students. UCA principles for research include: adhering to global standards; prioritizing policy-oriented and community-based research that fosters social, economic and cultural development in the region; and creating strong institutional partnerships to advance research methodologies and the dissemination of findings. Socioeconomics or Socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. ... Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Look up Faculty on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Faculty has several different meanings and can refer to: University faculty are the instructors and/or researchers of high standing at universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... For other meanings of development used in and outside social sciences, see development. ... Economic development is a sustainable increase in yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooo There are more than 20,000 professional economic developers employed world wide in this highly specialized industry. ... 1. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...


Sources

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See also

Founded and guided by Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. ...

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