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Aga Khan Humanities Project

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) partners with a network of 94-partner institutions in three Central Asian countries with over 400 trained instructors delivering eight interdisciplinary humanities courses developed by regional and international scholars.  The courses explore abiding issues facing the individual and society through a pedagogy that fosters critical thinking, academic writing, and rational debate.

A regional 'Debate Club', a public lecture series, and cooperation on crafting master’s courses on contemporary Central Asia are other activities. AKHP, headquartered in Dushanbe, was established in 1997 by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and became part of UCA in 2007.


The University of Central Asia's AKHP fosters the development of critical thinking and academic writing skills within a multidisciplinary humanities framework. Some of AKHP's current projects include: