Friday, September 12, 2008

GRANTS- Master's and Doctoral Scholarships in Public Policy, U. of Central Asia

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GRANTS- Master's and Doctoral Scholarships in Public Policy, U. of Central Asia

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <>

The University of Central Asia and the National University of Singapore's
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Offer Master's and Doctoral Scholarships in Public Policy

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of
Public Policy, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP) announce a
partnership to develop a cadre of Central Asian scholars in the field
of public policy. The two universities have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding to collaborate on UCA's Central Asian Faculty
Development Programme (CAFDP) that provides full scholarships for
Central Asian students in LKY's Public Policy Master's and Doctoral programmes.

UCA's CAFDP is designed to ensure that scholars from Central Asia with
top international academic credentials are strongly represented in the
University's faculty. Graduates from LKYSPP's programmes sponsored
under the CAFDP arrangement will be considered for academic
appointments in UCA's Graduate School of Development and/or
undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students completing their
Master's level will be encouraged to continue their studies in the
Doctoral programme at LKYSPP.

The selection of students for LKYSPP's programmes is based solely on
merit and subject to LKYSPP's admission criteria. Applicants from
Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan are strongly
encouraged to apply. Application forms and further information about
UCA's CAFDP and LKYSPP's programmes can be obtained by writing to
Dilrabo Jonbekova at Completed
applications for the MPP programme must be received by December 10,
2008. Completed applications for the PhD programme must be received by
October 21, 2008.

Lee Kuan Yew School Programmes in Public Policy

The National University of Singapore is ranked amongst the world's top
20 universities (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 2006). The Lee
Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was developed in partnership with
Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government. The School,
with a diverse faculty drawn from all over the world, offers rigorous
multi-disciplinary programmes at both the Master's and Doctoral levels.

The 2-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme provides a strong
foundation in conceptual and analytical skills for those with an
interest in understanding and influencing how public policy choices
are made. A typical MPP class brings together 60 talented and
committed students - many in the early phases of their careers - from
Asia and beyond to study with expert and dedicated faculty. Immersed
in this richly diverse environment, and meeting often in small study
groups, MPP students learn to confidently apply economic and
management ideas and tools to analyse, design and manage efficient and
effective public policies and organizations. The School's emphasis on
problem-based learning and use of case studies focuses students' minds
on complex real-world problems rather than simple textbook examples.
MPP students also have ample opportunity to hone their skills in
achieving a consensus for action through effective oral and written

To further strengthen its contribution to governance, the School's PhD
programme bolsters research capabilities in public policy that foster
a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing public, private
and not-for-profit sectors in Asia. The PhD programme seeks to
strengthen the capability and effectiveness of public policy research.
It equips candidates with the necessary theoretical frameworks,
research methods and tools to conduct scientific inquiry to address
contemporary public policy issues.

Public Policy at UCA

Public policy is a new field in Central Asia. At UCA's three campuses
(Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan)
it will be part of the core curriculum of the Master's of Science in
Economic Development offered by the Graduate School of Development, a
focus of research at the School's Institute of Public Administration,
and a cross-cutting component of several graduate and undergraduate

About the University of Central Asia

The University is a secular, private, not-for-profit, and
self-governing educational institution established in 2000 through an
International Treaty by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Presidents
of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, ratified by the
respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The
Presidents are the Patrons of UCA and His Highness is the Founding
Patron and Chancellor. UCA was created to offer an internationally
recognized standard of higher education in Central Asia and create
knowledgeable, skilled, and creative graduates who will contribute
leadership, ideas, and innovations to the transitioning economies and
communities of the region.

UCA is comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences - offering
undergraduate education, the Graduate School of Development, and the
already operational School of Professional and Continuing Education
(SPCE) - offering professional and vocational qualifications for young
people and adults from the campus communities. UCA is beginning the
construction of its three campus sites in 2008 - state of the art
residential facilities located in mountain communities designed by the
international award winning architect Arata Izosaki. Undergraduate and
graduate degree programmes will be launched once the campuses
facilities are constructed.

For further information about UCA or LKYSPP, please visit or UCA's Central
Administration is located at 207 Panfilova Street, 720040 Bishkek,
Kyrgyz Republic; Tel. 996-312-691-822, ext. 412; Fax: 996-312-696-029.

Dilrabo Jonbekova
Executive Assistant to Director
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.996-312-691-822, ext 412 (office)
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726

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