Tuesday, December 16, 2008

FELLOWSHIPS- University of Central Asia - MPhil/PhD Studies, University of Hong Kong

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FELLOWSHIPS- University of Central Asia - MPhil/PhD Studies, Univ. of Hong Kong

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova@ucentralasia.org>

University of Central Asia

Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
Support for MPhil and PhD Studies at the University of Hong Kong

The Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) at the
University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce that the
University of Hong Kong (HKU) is currently accepting applications for
MPhil and PhD studies. Through a privileged relationship UCA shares
with HKU, CAFDP is providing admissions and financial support for
Central Asian scholars who wish to pursue MPhil and PhD programmes in
the Social Sciences, especially in the disciplines of Asian Studies,
Journalism and Media, as well as Economics.

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. PhD and MPhil graduates from HKU who are
sponsored under CAFDP will be considered for academic appointments in
UCA's Graduate School of Development and/or undergraduate School of
Arts and Sciences.

The selection of students for HKU's programmes is based solely on
merit and subject to HKU's admission criteria. Application forms and
further information about UCA's CAFDP and HKU's MPhil and PhD
programmes can be obtained by writing to Dilrabo Jonbekova at

Completed applications for candidates seeking CAFDP support for
studies at HKU must be received by December 24 2008. Candidates from
Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan are strongly
encouraged to apply.

About the University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is ranked amongst the world's top 30
universities (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 2008) and in the
top three in Asia. HKU is a pre-eminent international university in
Asia, sustaining and enhancing excellence through outstanding teaching
and world-class research, with the aim of producing well-rounded
graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the
societies they serve. The University has just over 22,200 students
studying in ten faculties.

The University of Hong Kong, through the high quality of its student
intakes and graduates, its influential research outputs, innovative
teaching methods, and state-of-the-art supporting facilities, has won
a reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. The
University recruits its teaching and research staff internationally,
from among the most talented minds in the world, and many of its staff
are deeply respected in the global academic community. A good number
of its academics and research staff, whose pioneering publications
have been widely cited, are ranked among the world's top scientists.

The emphasis of the University's Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research postgraduate programmes is on the
production of a high quality thesis, though a coursework element is
usually included to orient students to research methods and assist in

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 KHU, please visit
www.ucentralasia.org or http://www.hku.hk. UCA's Central
Administration is located at 207 Panfilova Street, 720040 Bishkek,
Kyrgyz Republic; Tel. 996-312-691-822, ext. 420; Fax: 996-312-696-029.

Dilrabo Jonbekova
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 420
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: www.ucentralasia.org

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