Central Asian University

Established in 2019 with the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Akfa University (AU) is the first private university in Uzbekistan. The educational process was given a start in October 2019 with establishing a partnership with Gachon University, South Korea, in the medical area.

Since then AU has partnered with other leading higher education and research institutions such as Lancaster University (UK), KAIST (South Korea), Ted University (Turkey), Monash University (Australia), Cologne Business School (Germany), Colorado State University (US), Medical Center "Akfa Medline" (Uzbekistan), and Artel, the biggest home appliances and electronics producer in Uzbekistan.

Currently there are 18 departments under 5 schools at AU providing undergraduate and graduate programs: Medical School, Dental School, School of Engineering, School of Business, School of Arts and Humanities.

The Medical and Dental Schools deliver education services across four majors: general medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry. The School of Engineering operates four majors: computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, architecture and design, and civil engineering. The School of Business delivers higher education services across six majors: accounting and finance, economics, international business, startup management, digital marketing, and law. The School of Arts and Humanities operates three majors: English education, journalism, and applied mathematics. AU also offers special programs such as Akfa University Part-Time Student Program (AUPSP) and Pre-uni Courses.

Currently, AU has more than 2000 students and more than 90 professors. Most of the local professors are graduates of renowned foreign universities and 18 of them are international professors from foreign countries.

AU is a student-oriented institution with a variety of resources available to students to support their academic endeavors - from well-equipped labs and libraries to seminars, workshops, and conferences aimed at promoting knowledge exchange.

In 2020 AU became the first non-governmental higher education institution of Uzbekistan that was included in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking.

In terms of quantity and caliber of publications in foreign peer-reviewed journals in the Scopus database, AU is currently among the top 3 private and international higher education institutions in the country.

AU hasn't previously taken part in ERASMUS+ programs, therefore this will be a useful opportunity to apply best practices from the EU.

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