American University of Central Asia

720060, Bishkek, Aaly Tokombaev Str. 7/6
Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + ?xt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028

Mission: American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the transformation of Central Asia.
Vision: N/A


  • We will have the best international faculty in Central Asia, teaching primarily in English, to fulfill the mission and values of the University, and to foster a caring and exciting academic environment for the development of enlightened and passionate leaders;
  • We will have the best international student body in Central Asia; who read, write, and study primarily in English and who actively pursue their curricular and extra-curricular life in the process of becoming the future leaders of the region;
  • We will strive to open new programs that meet our mission and goals, as well as the needs of a new generation of students;
  • We will become the best teaching and research university in Central Asia, distinctive for our emphasis on critical thinking and on faculty and student research. We will make the results of our cutting-edge research available for the use and benefit of the citizens of Central Asia;
  • We will transform our library and our computer laboratories into one of the best information centers in Central Asia that also provides our students with the technological literacy to navigate and utilize the vast amounts of information available;
  • We will increase the academic and cultural synergy in our distinctive international community, celebrating our differences while bringing the world’s best ideas and knowledge to the dynamic development of Central Asia;
  • We will increase community-wide engagement with ideas and actions for social transformation and human progress;
  • We will celebrate and communicate worldwide the achievements of AUCA during our very short history so as to enhance our international appeal, alumni pride, and philanthropic commitment

Key activities: IWRM; Sustainable development;


  • Ala Archa Eco-Leader Project;
  • Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of Kabul and Amu Darya Rivers;
  • Project Building Enabling Environment to Develop Effective Migration Policies in KR: Promoting Capacity of Migration State Bodies and Enhancing Migration Studies in KR;
  • Project Protecting the Rights of Kyrgyz and other Central Asian Migrants: Utilizing policy analysis, building capacity, and facilitating policy reforms;
  • Project Environmental degradation and migration: stimulation of policy debate and raising awareness of people in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Project Protecting the Rights of Kyrgyz and other Central Asian Migrants: Utilizing policy analysis, public outreach, and stakeholder dialogue to mobilize action toward reform


  • AUCA Magazine; Tien-Shan Policy Center Reports;
  • Analysis of the Labor Market Situation in the Russian Federation for Purposes of Efficient Employment of Migrant Workers from the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan;
  • Media and Information Space of a Kyrgyz Migrant Worker in Russia: Experience in Issue Formulation;
  • Violence against children: public awareness and attitudes;
  • Respect and Protection of Fundamental Rights in the Kyrgyz Republic: Analysis to support the compliance of national legislation with constitutional and international human rights obligations;
  • etc.

Partners: Koc University, Istanbul; Ozyegin University, Isanbul; Central European University, Hungary; KIMEP, Kazakhstan; HAN University, Holland; Collegium Civitas, Poland; Kyung Hee University, South Korea; University of Kansas, U.S.A.; University of Montana, U.S.A.; University of Nebraska, U.S.A.; University of Washington, U.S.A.; University of Minnesota, U.S.A.; University of Tubingen, Germany; Yeditepe University, Istanbul; Vidzemes University, Latvia; and Indiana University, U.S.A.; National Technical University of Athens; Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn; Kyrgyz Technical University named after I. Razzakov; Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture named after N. Isanov; Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I. Skryabin; Bishkek Humanities University; etc.

IWRM, Environment, Water Management
IWRM, Environment, Water Management