American University of Central Asia - AUCA - UNIVERSITY PARTNERS



AUCA continues to expand its links by actively participating in exchange, research and training programs for students, faculty and staff with some of the finest learning institutions and research centers around the world.


In 2010 AUCA established a dual-degree partnership with Bard College, an excellent liberal arts university located along the Hudson River in the State of New York in the United States. The collaboration will make AUCA the first and only university in Central Asia with the authority to award degrees that are accredited in the United States.


In 2008 AUCA and American University of Afghanistan (AUAf) established a five-year collaboration project aimed at joint curriculum and course development and team-teaching undergraduate courses for students of both universities via video conferencing system.


A few of other distinguished universities with which AUCA enjoys academic and research partnerships include Koc University, Istanbul; Ozyegin University, Isanbul; Central European University, Hungary; KIMEP, Kazakhstan; HAN University, Holland; Collegium Civitas, Poland; Kyung Hee University, South Korea; University of Kansas, U.S.A.; University of Montana, U.S.A.; University of Nebraska, U.S.A.; University of Washington, U.S.A.; University of Minnesota, U.S.A.; University of Tubingen, Germany; Yeditepe University, Istanbul; Vidzemes University, Latvia; and Indiana University, U.S.A.

AUCA continues to expand its links by actively participating in exchange, research and training programs for students, faculty and staff with some of the finest learning institutions and research centers around the world. In 2010 AUCA established a dual-degree partnership with Bard College, an excellent liberal arts university located along the Hudson River in the State of New York in the United States. The collaboration will make AUCA the first and only university in Central Asia with the authority to award degrees that are accredited in the United States.


Founded in 1860, Bard is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The campus, a fusion of two historic riverfront estates, is located in the Hudson Valley. The College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: ArtsLanguages and LiteratureScience, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies. In addition, the Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn both a bachelor’s degree in music and a B.A. in another field in the liberal arts or sciences.



The mission of Koç University is to be a center of excellence that strives to provide a world class education to its students, to create new knowledge via the research of its faculty, to apply the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society, and to equip its students with a broad base of scientific knowledge not limited to their disciplines, as well as the highest sense of ethics, social responsibility and good citizenship.


Koç University students are trained to be leaders in their disciplines, to have the intellectual courage to inquire and question, the critical, constructive and creative thinking to analyze and create knowledge and to formulate new results and applications, and the curiosity and drive for lifelong learning, while being the custodians of democratic values and freedom of thought.

Özyeğin University’s mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge in the service of society. Our applied research agenda creates useful knowledge. We share our knowledge through our educational programs which transform the lives of our students. Application of this knowledge generates economic benefits to the society through start-up and spin-out companies, and through improved efficiency and productivity for existing companies.


We are a financially accessible and entrepreneurial research university.  In all of our programs, we aspire to be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top ten in Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and one of the world’s 200 best.  Our graduates will be known for making an immediate difference for their employers. 


HAN University of Applied Sciences offers higher education of an outstanding quality within an inspiring, innovative, international environment. We strive to prepare our students to meet today’s challenges of globalisation by combining unrivalled quality practical education with carefully specialised coaching delivered by skilled professionals. This is our vision and our mission.

Collegium Civitas is a university located in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. It was established under the auspices of five Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1997 and has relied extensively upon the teaching and research traditions of these renowned institutions. It is open to new and rewarding inventions in higher education: interdisciplinary approaches, closer lecturer-student relations, study abroad programs, internships, and the encouragement and supervision of individual student research projects. Collegium Civitas has grown into a true 21st century university.


INDIANA UNIVERSITY is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.


The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves as a center for learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. The University of Kansas is the only Kansas Regents university to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a select group of 62 public and private research universities that represents excellence in graduate and professional education and the highest achievements in research internationally.

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research is a leading independent North American-styled academic institution in the CIS. Currently, we have approximately 4,000 students enrolled in our six academic units, studying business, law, journalism, the social sciences and English pedagogy.  KIMEP’s world-class curriculum is based on international standards, and all of its classes are taught in English.  Utilizing a strong support system that features a first-rate Language Center, the largest English-language library in the CIS, a modern Sports Center and much more, KIMEP strives to provide an invaluable academic experience for all of its students and faculty.

In a century marked by two world wars, global ideological conflict, and the omnipresent specter of nuclear destruction, the United Nations has been a beacon of hope in a sea of distress. Kyung Hee University recognizes the United Nations' role in its effort to obtain universal peace and understanding. In this vein, the university seeks to emulate those ideals in its educational system. The university's emblem is thus modeled after that of the United Nations, and its school song, which praises peace and liberty, resonates with its commitment to those ideals.  The university pursues the United Nations' ideals through its commitment to creativity, progress, and cooperation, thereby hoping to promote the role of intellectuals and academics in world affairs.


The University of Montana capitalizes on its unique strengths to create knowledge, provide an active learning environment for students, and offer programs and services responsive to the needs of Montanans. The University delivers education and training on its four campuses and through telecommunications to sites inside and outside of Montana. With public expectations on the rise, the University asks its students, faculty, and staff to do and accomplish even more than they have in the past. The University has a commitment to education defined in the broadest sense as personal development and citizen preparation, workforce development and training, graduate education and research, service learning, and community building on and off the campuses.  The University enhances its programs through continuous quality review for improvement and remains fully accountable to the citizenry through annual audits and performance evaluations.


The role of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the primary intellectual and cultural resource for the State is fulfilled through the three missions of the University: teaching, research, and service. UNL pursues its missions through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Technology, Home Economics, Journalism, Law, Teachers College, the University-wide Graduate College, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources which includes the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Agricultural Research Division, the Cooperative Extension Division, International Programs Division, and the Conservation and Survey Division. Special units with distinct missions include the University Libraries, the Division of Continuing Studies, International Affairs, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Bureau of Business Research, the Nebraska Educational Television System, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, they University of Nebraska State Museum, the University Press, the Water Center, the Nebraska Forest Service, the Nebraska State-wide Arboretum, and Intercollegiate Athletics.


Die Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ist eine Forschungsuniversität von internationalem Rang. Als Volluniversität zeichnet sie sich durch ihre Vielfalt an Fächern und den sich daraus ergebenden Chancen für die interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit in Forschung und Lehre aus. Unter Wahrung ihrer Fächervielfalt positioniert sich die Universität dennoch klar durch Schwerpunktsetzungen in den Bereichen, in denen exzellente Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre erbracht werden und sich zukunftsfähige Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten ergeben.

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is a higher education and scientific research centre whose mission is to foster the development of the Vidzeme Region by offering modern high quality and competitive higher education, by doing research and by successfully cooperating with partners in Latvia and abroad.


Our university aims to strengthen youth education in many areas of the pioneers of the elite, successful, professional, academic and administrative staff, and Ataturk's ideas in the light of its principles and reforms fully connected to the secular, modern, researchers and innovative, based on culture and technology dominant world cultures.

American University of Central Asia
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Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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