Friday, March 6, 2009

GRANTS- Support for MSc, MEng, and PhD Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology

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GRANTS- Support for MSc, MEng, and PhD Studies at Asian Institute of Technology

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <>

Central Asian Faculty Development Programme

Support for MSc, MEng, and PhD Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology

The CAFDP at UCA is pleased to announce scholarships for Masters and
Doctoral studies at the AIT for Central Asians. The scholarships
provide support for students who wish to pursue Master of Science,
Master of Engineering, or Doctoral programmes at AIT's School of
Environment, Resources and Development and School of Engineering and
Technology particularly in the fields of Environmental Engineering and
Management, and Water Engineering Management.

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, and conducting leading research in the region.
Successful PhD graduates from AIT 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. Students
completing their Master's level will be encouraged to continue their
studies in the Doctoral programme at AIT.

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

Completed applications for candidates seeking CAFDP support for
studies at AIT must be received by March 27, 2009 by 17:00. Candidates
from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan are strongly
encouraged to apply.

About AIT

The Asian Institute of Technology is an internationally respected
university, known for its commitment to promoting technological change
and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher
education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT
has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively
working with public and private sector partners throughout the region
and with some of the top universities in the world. Recognized for its
multinational, multi- cultural ethos, the Institute operates as a
self-contained international community at its campus located 40 km (25
miles) north of Bangkok,Thailand.

About UCA

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 constructing
three campuses in Tekeli, Kazakhstan; Naryn, the Kyrgyz Republic; and
Khorog, Tajikistan; creating Central Asia's largest and most ambitious
construction project. The campuses will provide state-of-the art
classrooms and research laboratories, with an integrated role for
information technology throughout the school. Residential and dining
facilities will be provided for up to 2,200 students and 200 faculty
and managerial staff, developing a new Central Asian model for
education facilities – a University Community. The campuses will also
house publicly accessible libraries, athletic complexes, and
cultural-social events: the libraries will house a collection of up to
130,000 volumes, including reference, periodical and audio-visual
collections; the campus auditoriums will have a seating capacity of
450 people; the athletic complex includes multi-purpose gymnasia, an
outdoor tracks and fields, swimming pools, tennis courts and ice
hockey arenas. Architectural planning is being done by Japanese
architect Arata Isozaki who has won more than 20 architectural prizes
in Japan, the United States, Britain, Italy, and Spain.

For further information about UCA or AIT, please visit or 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

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