Founded in 1993, American University in Central Asia (AUCA) develops future leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States. In addition to Bard, AUCA maintains partnerships with a number of universities and organizations worldwide.
The Interdisciplinary module within the GC Caucasus programme will be implemented by AUCA Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Human Rights Division in particular. LAS Human rights Concentration is the first and the only undergraduate program of its type in Central Asia aimed at preparing young specialists with an interdisciplinary background in human rights to serve not only in Central Asian institutions but also at the global level. Furthermore, the program is designed to prepare specialists to work in organizations that are closely working with human rights such as the UN, the Council of Europe, and OSCE.