|Project Title||OSCE Academy in Bishkek|
|Overall Project Value(EUR)||500 001 - 1 000 000|
|Project Start – Project End||January 1, 2002–|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||Other|
|Implementing Organization / Consortium||
• Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norway)
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team||
Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, pereulok Botanichesky, 1A
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-32-00, 54-12-00
|Beneficiary||Government of Kyrgyz Republic|
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek came out as a product of partnership between the OSCE and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2002 the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formalized the creation of the Academy as a regional centre of postgraduate education and a forum for regional security dialogue and research.
In 2004 the Academy launched its flagship programme, Masters programme in Political Science with focus on Central Asia. The programme was designed to serve the young generation of intellectuals from the whole region, and thus efforts have been taken to ensure balanced representation of each Central Asian state. In line with international efforts to assist political transition in Afghanistan, the Academy started accepting students from Afghanistan from 2008.
The mission of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek is to promote regional cooperation, conflict prevention and good governance in Central Asia through offering post-graduate education, professional trainings and intellectual exchange.
The OSCE Academy does not charge tuition fees. All accepted students receive full tuition waiver, and additionally, are entitled for a monthly stipend covering living costs in Bishkek.
|Components of the Education Process||Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development|
|Occupational Field||Interdisciplinary Sciences|
|Target Groups||Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)|
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