Union of Central Asian Universities (UCAU) established with the initiative of Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University (KTMU).


 

   Union of Central Asian Universities (UCAU) established with the initiative of Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University (KTMU) on 29th of April of this year.

 

   On that day 22 universities from 15 countries represented their countries and got a chance to be member in the union thus union’s members raised to 51 universities. It needs to be mentioned that the goal of the Union of Central Asian Universities is to strengthen relations between the higher education institution and the entities cooperating with them, to support integration, to organize the exchange of teachers and students, to apply dual degree programs, to establish cooperation to improve the program and credit exchange system, create a system of quality assurance and work on accreditation mechanisms and to support regional development projects taking account the strong points of the member countries.

 

    At the signing ceremony rector of KTMU Prof. Dr. Sebahattin BALCI on his speech highlighted that the Higher Education’s role in strengthening international relations and mutual cooperation is very important. Cooperation between HE and through building associations will lead to friendship among universities, he believes that the new union in the future will be faster developed.

 

   The 20th Anniversary of Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University was celebrated within the framework of the event. The ceremony started with the demonstration of the documentary film related to the jubilee went on with reports made by the university administration. Music and dances were performed by the students in the end.