American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Research Outputs


Research at the American University of Central Asia

During 2005-2015, full-time faculty of the American University in Central Asia have published more than 400 articles in international and local scientific journals. Besides, during this period 32 books (monographs and textbooks), 35 book chapters and 30 policy briefs were published. Full time faculty of AUCA has 22 on-line publications and 175 conference papers of international and local levels (both published and unpublished). In total since 2005 AUCA faculty has published more than 700 research pieces.


There are 17 research papers published by AUCA faculty in journals indexed by Scopus database since 2011.



The greatest share of publications belongs to the full time faculty of the following programs: Applied Mathematics and Informatics - 226, New Generation Academy - 90, International and Comparative Politics - 89, Psychology - 85, Anthropology - 80. Programs that have a relatively smaller number of publications include Sociology - 60 publications, Economics - 41, European Studies - 37, Business Administration - 35, International and Business Law - 17, Journalism and Mass Media - 11.



Tian-Shan Policy Centre is a research division of AUCA, which is currently realizing the following research projects:

  • Strengthening the fight against torture and impunity in Kyrgyzstan: Prevention, Accountability, Remedy and Reparation, implemented in cooperation with the Boltzman Institute for Human Rights (Donor: European Union);
  • Building Enabling Environment in KR to Develop Effective Migration Policies: Promoting Capacity of Migration State Bodies and Enhancing Migration Studies in KR, Stage III (Donor: Open Society Foundations);
  • Stop Violation Against Children Baseline Study (Donor: European Union);
  • Review of climate change adaptation practices in Kyrgyzstan (Donor: United Nations World Food Program);
  • Changes in Glacier and Snow-melt runoff components in Central Asia and societal Vulnerability (Donor: Volkswagen Foundation);
  • Prevention of Torture in Kyrgyzstan 1985 – 2014 (Donor: Association for the prevention of torture).


Tian-Shan Policy Center has successfully completed the following projects:

  • Program to Enhance the Capacity of NGO’s and Institutions to Advocate for Implementation of Human Rights Decisions and Standards to Prevent Torture (Donor: European Union);
  • Protecting the Rights of Kyrgyz and other Central Asian Migrants: Utilizing policy analysis, building capacity, and facilitating policy reforms, Stage II (Donor: Open Society Foundation);
  • Environmental degradation and migration: stimulation of policy debate and raising awareness of people in Kyrgyzstan (Donor: UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office, GIZ Bishkek Office);
  • Protecting the Rights of Kyrgyz and other Central Asian Migrants: Utilizing policy analysis, public outreach, and stakeholder dialogue to mobilize action toward reform, Stage I (Donor: Open Society Foundations);
  • NCO Enabling Environment Study in the Kyrgyz Republic (Donor: Danish Church Aid);
  • Landscape Baseline Assessment of ecosystems and productive lands of waterside zone of the Lake Issyk-Kul for the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project in Kyrgyzstan (Donor: UNDP Small Grants Projects Program).



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