AUCA is based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and is an international and multi-disciplinary learning community, which provides top-flight English-language higher education in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, and academic honesty.
*** The new AUCA campus is the most innovative public building in Central Asia and offers state-of-the-art facilities to our students.
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.
Ranking; Bard College was ranked #45 in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges in US.
QS University Rankings: AUCA is ranked among the top 10 Central Asian universities and the top 100 from Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
A AUCA liberal arts education means that students receive a broad education, but also deeply explore and produce research in one subject, their major. AUCA offers 13 Undergraduate Programs: Anthropology, Applied Math and Informatics, Applied Geology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, International and Business Law, International and Comparative Politics, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Sociology and Sciences Radio/TV/Cinema,.
AUCA has developed new programs to meet the needs of the community it serves, including a Masters of Law (LLM), Master of Arts in Central Asian Studies, Master of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Economics and Master of Business Administration.
In addition to Bard, AUCA maintains partnerships with many universities for exchange programs and organizations worldwide, including in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and many others. The University enrolls students from more than 15 countries, with the majority coming from Central Asia. In addition, the University provides financial aid for many of its students.
The success of AUCA is evident in its 2,700 graduates, who have continued their education at well-respected universities like Harvard, Yale, Indiana University, the Sorbonne, Cambridge, and Central European University. AUCA graduates can also be found working at prestigious organizations across the globe, including the BBC, Citibank, Cisco Systems, Deloitte & Touche, Google, IBM, USAID, World Bank.
AUCA’s mission is to train the next generation of bright minded and critical thinking youth, and we hope that you will want to be a part of what we offer.
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