American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Awards and Distinctions

Awards and Distinctions

On December 11, 2017 the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic honored AUCA with a high state award - the Order of Dostuk.

The Order "Dostuk" is a sign of distinction for a special contribution to the development of the educational, social, spiritual and intellectual potential of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The decree on awarding such honor to AUCA was signed in Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan - August 31, 2017 - by the president of Kyrgyz Republic.

“First of all, I would like to thank the faculty and students of AUCA. You are the foundation of our country. I am proud that in Kyrgyzstan, we have a university that operates throughout Central Asia. Each AUCA alumna is the strongest personnel. I was convinced of this: several members of my team are AUCA alumni. In the future, many graduates from AUCA will work in different ministries and departments, setting up their work. There is a tumar in center of the Order of "Dostuk" depicted. It's an amulet. Let this tumar protect AUCA!” - the Prime Minister said in his welcome speech.



In 2017, AUCA was awarded the Louis I. Kahn Citation as the top post-secondary entry in the 2017 American School & University Architectural Portfolio, a premier showcase celebrating the best in education design. The 2017 jury appreciated the allusions to local culture, the design and successful mixture of materials, forms, the colors of the campus building’s facade, and the innovative planning and joy-filled dynamic interior with its pleasing symmetry. AUCA’s new campus was featured in the American School & University magazine.

Architectural Portfolio Project PDF File.



European University Association’s Institutional Evaluation Programme


AUCA has been evaluated by the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP), an independent membership service of the European University Association (EUA). The evaluation took place between September 2016 and June 2017. IEP offers evaluations to support the participating institutions in the continuing development of theiк strategic management and internal quality culture.


The evaluation report can be found by this LINK.

Website of the IEP






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