University of Central Asia: Accelerating Naryn Campus Construction

“His Highness the Aga Khan, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic want to ensure that the Naryn campus opens on time. Through common efforts we will realize this audacious project of a high quality university in a mountain community that will contribute to the economic development of the Naryn region and beyond, by educating graduates with the ability and motivation to become singular actors in their chosen fields.”

– Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, BEC Executive Chair

Naryn Vice Governor and UCA Board Executive Committee Visit Naryn Campus Site
The Naryn Vice-Governor, Chinara Abdraimakunova and the University of Central Asia (UCA) Board Executive Committee (BEC) visited its main campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic.

During their tour on 4 July 2014, they reviewed current progress of the University’s Phase 1 construction on a spectacular site just outside town on the Naryn river bank. UCA is building a fully residential university that will open in September 2016 and offer international standard Bachelor’s programmes in Computer Sciences, and Economics.

In meetings with the Vice-Governor and BEC, UCA Director General, Dr Bohdan Krawchenko emphasized, “We will provide world-class facilities and excellent faculty. But we are also working hard to deliver programmes to prepare talented students, especially from mountain communities, to master a very challenging curriculum that will place them on the same level as graduates from the best universities of the world. A quality university is in large part determined by the quality of its students.”


The University of Central Asia (UCA ) was founded in 2000 by His Highness the Aga Khan and the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The treaty establishing the university was signed by the Aga Khan and the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. UCA will have three campuses of equal size and stature in each of the founding countries.The university has been created to offer an internationally recognized standard of higher education in Central Asia and create knowledgeable, skilled and creative graduates who will contribute leadership, ideas and innovations to the transitioning economies and communities of the region.

Accelerate your awareness and read more:

  1. Naryn Vice Governor and UCA Board Executive Committee Visit Naryn Campus Site
  2. Related: University of Central Asia: Accelerating Khorog, Tajikistan Campus Construction
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