There is a growing appreciation of the link between the intellectual resources of major universities and the overall development of cities and nations. The three campuses of the University of Central Asia will be catalysts for the development of the region.

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His Highness the Aga Khan has announced the selection of the lead architect and the landscape architect for the three sites of the University of Central Asia. The three campuses, in Tekeli, Kazakhstan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Khorog, Tajikistan, are being conceived as innovative “university parks”.

Architectural planning for the sites is being carried out by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Site designs for the three campuses are being developed by Sasaki Associates. Mr. Isozaki and Sasaki Associates’ principals Anthony Mallows and Kenneth Bassett will be collaborating closely to build the University campuses….

There is a growing appreciation of the link between the intellectual resources of major universities and the overall development of cities and nations. The three campuses of the University of Central Asia will be catalysts for the development of the region [the Aga Khan said].

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