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Founded in 1993, AUCA develops future leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. The American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States. In addition to Bard, AUCA maintains partnerships with a number of universities and organizations worldwide.




AUCA is rated the top university in Kyrgyzstan in the QS Rankings and one of the leading universities in Central Asia. AUCA performed among the top 31% in the QS EECA University Rankings 2022, the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region is a huge area stretching from the Czech Republic in the West to Mongolia in the East. In spite of our comparatively small size, independent experts agree - we are a top-notch and internationally competitive university.




We are the best international teaching faculty in Central Asia. Our faculty are strong teachers and researchers. We have amongst the best local and international faculty in Central Asia, teaching primarily in English to fulfill the mission and values of the University. AUCA has faculty from Kyrgyzstan and international faculty members coming from numerous countries Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, UK, and the US.




Our network of international partners gives our students the opportunity to explore the world. We offer over 50 exchange programs in more than 24 countries from Paris to Berlin, Seoul to St. Petersburg. AUCA is a member of the new global Open Society University Network (OSUN), which consists of 24 partner universities in 17 countries, as well as 15 research and educational institutions in 7 countries. The opportunities that open up within the framework of the OSUN are a unique chance for international global communication, the dissemination of knowledge, and skills, and the exchange of experience, regardless of geographical borders.




AUCA Alumni network of more than 4,500 alumni includes top executives and CEOs of local and international companies, successful entrepreneurs and managers, high-level governmental officials, leaders in the nonprofit and non-governmental sector, respected journalists, and University professors worldwide. 95% of AUCA graduates have started their careers 3 months after graduation. The roster of high-caliber international companies where AUCA alumni work is extremely large including the ADB, Bloomberg, Baker Tilly, DAAD, DaimlerChrysler, Facebook, GIZ, Google, HSBC, ICRC, OSCE, PHILIPS, The World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, and many international and local companies all around the world.  Read more >>




At AUCA you'll be studying in the most modern and unique building in Central Asia. AUCA's resources include extensive digital and print library collections, indoor gyms, a state-of-the-art TV and recording studio, and an environmental chemistry laboratory. "Located in the middle of the ancient Silk Road, AUCA is a modern trading post of ideas. The design trio of highly visible, flexible and dense spaces serves to promote participation, collaboration, and interaction, key ingredients for learning" - architect Henry Myerberg.


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
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