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Uzbek and Turkmen Pavilions at Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan: Pave way for 'New Energy' Revolution for a Global Impact

Dr Saxena's article on the Astana Expo 2017 and regional cooperation. "The energy comes forth at Astana Expo in two forms. One is the realisation that dependence on oil and hydrocarbons is just not fashionable anymore! And, for more than two decades Western analysts have been busy predicting implosion, collapse and a dire future for the Central Asia Region. Indeed, being landlocked it has challenges and simplistic economic thinking could set one against the other and/or create a regional hegemon. However, acting together the countries in the region can make an impact globally, as each country brings something more nuanced to the table."

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Beyond Globalisation Conference, 12 May 2017

Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Institute of New Industrial Development, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in Cooperation with Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge organised a conference on Beyond Globalisation:Prospects of Eurasia on 12 May 2017 in Clare College, Cambridge The event was attended by academics and students from across Eurasia and the United Kingdom.

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Cambridge Doctoral Scholarships for Young Scholars from Central Asia

A CCAF initiated project gets renewed! A senior delegation from the University of Central Asia visited Cambridge on 9 November, to sign a renewed agreement with the Cambridge Trust for a programme of co-funded PhD scholarships. Up to nine full scholarships will be available for students starting their research in Cambridge in 2018-19 and the two following years.

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Celebrating Strong Links with Central Asia

Some of the best graduate students from Central Asia will be able to study at Cambridge thanks to a co-funding scholarship agreement signed last week between the Cambridge Overseas Trust and the University of Central Asia.


Cambridge Strides on the Silk Road

The Cambridge Central Asia Forum and Kazakhstan Society invited people from across the city and UK to mark the coming of spring over the weekend by celebrating Navroz, a traditional ancient Iranian festival marking the Persian New Year.


Central Asia Food Festival

Cambridge University Kazakhstan Society hosted a Central Asian Food Festival that attracted members of the University and community on 11 November 2017 in Murray Edwards College.

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History of the Belt and Road

Professor Chak Fan Lee Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Chair Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong gave a talk on the 'History of the Belt and Road' on 30 January 2018 which launched a week of events in Jesus College on the Silk Road. His talk was organised by the China Centre, Jesus College and Cambridge Central Asia Forum and was attended by academics and students from the University of Cambridge.

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Turkmen Government signs an agreement with Cambridge University

The start of 2018 marked further strengthening of bilateral relations between Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom. The government of Turkmenistan has signed an agreement with two departments of Cambridge University, to enhance the teaching and learning of English in Turkmen schools.

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Commemoration dinner for 25 Years of Partnership between BP and Azerbaijan's Oil Company

CCAF members attend a dinner to commemorate 25 years of partnership between BP and Azerbaijan State Oil Company (SOCAR) held at King's College Cambridge, hosted by Lord Evans and Dr Huseyn-Zadeh, Vice President of SOCAR