Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the United States and around the world to meet broader student needs. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates, including AUCA, is approximately 5,000 students. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.
Bard and AUCA have established an institutional partnership that offers AUCA students a dual-degree program and a curriculum based in the American liberal arts tradition. Since awarding the first dualdegrees in 2011, the Bard-AUCA partnership has continued to grow as faculty and students from both campuses exchange knowledge and experience to improve higher education in Central Asia.
In this section you can see the impact that the Bard-AUCA relationship has had on both institutions through an oral history collected from the leaders, and the faculty and students who have benefitted from the partnership.