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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. 



USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID has provided over $10 million in support since the university was founded in 1993. 



The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is to promote bilateral ties between the United States and Afghanistan. Embassy activities focus on strengthening democratic institutions, enhancing security and regional stability, fighting international terrorism, combating narcotics production and trafficking and fostering expanded trade and investment. 


The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan is dedicated to peace and stability, promoting economic growth, building good governance, promoting health and education for Tajik society, and increasing mutual understanding and trust between the United States and Tajikistan.



The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is a knowledge-and service organisation with the mission of promoting and facilitating cooperation, standardisation, mobility, and the overcoming of cultural barriers to communication and exchange within the realm of education on an international level. The centre is charged with the important task of coordinating national measures according to official Norwegian policy within the field of internationalisation. 



The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and demcoratic societies. To this end, we support exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. 



The U.S.- Central Asia Education Foundation's  mission is to encourage and assist development and growth of a vibrant open-market private business sector in Central Asia by: supporting the quality of – and affordable access to – Western business know-how and practices at selected institutions of higher learning in the region that have adopted Western curriculum and teaching methods; providing opportunities for educational, vocational, and cultural experience in countries that serve as positive examples of an open market economy operating within a democratic environment; and promoting other activities that will generate a favorable environment in Central Asia for private business to succeed and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive. 



For over 100 years the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has worked to ensure that students of all ages have access to quality learning opportunities. The Network operates programmes and institutions which span the educational ladder, from early childhood programmes to primary and secondary schools, from vocational studies for youth and adults to university degrees and continuing professional development. 


The World Bank Group  is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. 



Mina Group is an integrated energy services and infrastructure company that provides comprehensive solutions to defence, government, and commercial customers in the world’s most challenging environments. Mina Group maintains operations across the globe in locations of strategic importance to the sourcing, transportation, storage, and delivery of petroleum products, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. 



At a great altitude reaching the glaciers of southeastern Kyrgyzstan “hides” one of the key pillars of this country’s economy, the unique Kumtor mine.  This first and most important operation in the Kyrgyz mining sector is based on foreign investment. At the present time, Kumtor’s output accounts for more than one-third of the national export of goods and services, its mission being not limited to production alone. 



Coca-Cola Bishek Bottlers is more than just a distributor of Coke products in the Kyrgyz Republic.  The company takes a proactive role in Kyrgyz society.  Since arriving in Bishkek they have created projects worth millions of dollars focusing on everything from gender issues to sustainable water use. 

Christian A. Johnson

Endeavor Foundation


Founded in 1952, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to the life of the mind and spirit. It focuses its attention primarily on the field of education, in particular liberal arts education, which can help individuals realize their highest aspirations and fullest human potential.



The Closed Joint Stock Company "Kyrgyz Petroleum Company" (KPC) is a subsidiary enterprise of OJSC "Kyrgyzneftegaz" who at present moment owns 100% of shares of the company. The company is engaged in production of oil products from oil and other types of raw materials and provides services in processing. 




For the last 20 years Petrofac has been building its capability, increasing the scale and scope of its service offering. Today, Petrofac can provide services to customers across the entire spectrum of the oil & gas asset lifecycle, on either a stand-alone or integrated basis, under flexible commercial models which are tailored to a customer’s needs. 



The main activities of the Bank of Asia is lending to businesses and individuals, cash and settlement services, and currency transactions. Operating in the financial market of Kyrgyzstan the bank is stable and reliable AUCA's partner. 



AYU Company is the largest domestic producer of alcoholic beverages. The "AYU" Company is constantly increasing production rates improving the quality of products. Through the use of modern technologies and strong professional team, the Company produces more than 50 kinds of high quality, competitive and marketable products. 



Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs. The AUCA-Bard partnership seeks to enhance the liberal arts components of AUCA’s teaching and curriculum, to develop joint research projects, and to offer educational exchanges for faculty, staff and students from both institutions. 



The Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) was established in 2001 with share capital of USD 7 million. Since its establishment, a primary objective of the bank has been to make a contribution to the development of the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic by providing the Kyrgyz private sector with medium to long-term financing. Despite increasing competition KICB continues to be the market leader in providing medium to long-term financing in the private sector. 



NATO Public Diplomacy Division sponsors conferences, seminars, workshops and other relevant public diplomacy activities, such as digital multimedia or online projects on peace and security-related issues. The NATO Multimedia Corner in AUCA is created in cooperation and with support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Department under its Public Diplomacy Program in 2014. The grant enabled for enhanced technical and resource capacity of the AUCA Library available to a wider audience.

Hotel chain «Jannat» is one of the leading companies in the field of hospitality, which develops the best traditions of hospitality and high level of service.   


Mol Bulak Finance is a young and ambitious team of professionals with extensive experience in microfinance sector which provides small unsecured group loans for individuals and groups, mainly women living in rural communities of Kyrgyzstan to support and encourage their economic development through the creation of small enterprise. The Company started its development with local resources; today the Company attracts foreign investment and is a leader in management, its approach to microfinance and its understanding of local conditions. Mol Bulak Finance is customer-oriented and professional company, and enjoys the trust and respect of its clients and partners.  


Kuehne Foundation is a private foundation established by the Kuehne family in Switzerland in 1976. The deed of the foundation is the support for training, further education, scholarships and research in the fields of transport and logistics as well as the support for medical sciences, humanitarian, charitable and cultural projects. 



A network of filling stations "Bishkek Petroleum" (LLC "SHNOS") is domestic oil company, supplying and implementing high-quality Russian oil products. LLC "SHNOS" started its activities in 1998. Since the end of 2012, LLC "SHNOS" operates under the brand name "Bishkek Petroleum". Today the company has an extensive network of petrol stations, located in Bishkek, Chui and Issyk-Kul regions. The company is working on re-branding and automation of filling stations according to international quality standards and safety. 



The Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) is dedicated to the support of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research. It funds research projects in path-breaking areas and provides assistance to academic institutions for the improvement of the structural conditions for their work. In particular, the Foundation perceives its mission in supporting aspiring young researchers and in promoting interdisciplinary and international collaboration.



The AMICAL Consortium’s mission is to advance learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library and information services and curricular resources at member institutions. Founded in 2004, AMICAL brings together 27 institutions of higher education located in 21 countries across Eastern, Central and Western Europe, West and North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Russia. Operating in diverse cultural contexts but committed to the American model of liberal education, AMICAL institutions have chosen to collaborate for mutual benefit and to support the advancement of learning and teaching. 


The Hanns Seidel Foundation is named for the eponymous former Bavarian prime minister and CSU chairman, Hanns Seidel. “In the service of democracy, peace and development” – this motto is present in the work and mission of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. This motto applies both to its domestic activities – especially Bavaria – as well as its engagements abroad. 


The Spark of Hope Foundation empowers bright young women in the Global South, especially in regions that are in turmoil or remote, to become tomorrow’s leaders through providing scholarships for post-secondary education. With university education, each of them will impact thousands of lives as doctors, engineers, journalists, lawyers, managers, scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and teachers.


The Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan (SFK) – an international non-governmental private foundation – aims to create conditions in the Kyrgyz Republic for an open society by supporting the development of public institutions and initiatives in all spheres of public life. An open society means: freedom and diversity of opinion in all spheres of life, development of the rule of law and the opportunity for all members of society to equally participate in development processes. The Foundation was set up by the Open Society Foundations headed by George Soros, the global financier and world-renowned philanthropist.



OJSC «Commercial bank KYRGYZSTAN» has a developed infrastructure and is a multi-credit institution which provides credit and settlement services to more than 20 000 businesses, organizations and commercial structures located in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. One of its priorities is to ensure maximum comfort and quality service to every customer in every region of our country, and if necessary outside of Kyrgyzstan.



AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Today AMIDEAST programs and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.


The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. We focus on the biocultural – the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology. Our mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient.



Individual donors, including but not limited to, Gulnara Dreier, Hersh Chadha, Mary Schweitzer, Henry Myerberg, Karen Davidov, Jae Chang Lee, Erkin Adylov, Barbara Monfils; AUCA BoT members; and AUCA alumni, Kseniya Leontieva, Aizhan Chynybaeva, and Semetei Omurgazy have been providing scholarships to our outstanding students and supporting various initiatives of the university.

American University of Central Asia
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