Town and gown dispute update: Statement from University of Central Asia 

Shortly after my post on the rising tension in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan following an alleged town and gown dispute after a sports match, the University of Central Asia has now issued a detailed version of the incident on its Facebook page. The English version is copied below in full: UCA LOOKS TO BUILD BRIDGES FOLLOWING BASKETBALL …

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Town and gown clash at the University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan

Reports are coming in of a clash between university students at the new campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and local inhabitants. Tempers flared between town and gown in which some of the university's students from neighbouring Tajikistan allegedly "beat up locals during the basketball match" (source: Akipress). This led …

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From the sublime to the ridiculous, and everything in between: Ten defining moments of Congress 2016

The big news in the Canadian academic world at the moment is Congress 2016 (on Twitter: #congressh), taking place right now at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Congress - or to name it in full, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences - is the annual gathering of 75 Canadian scholarly associations, with around 8,000 researchers, practitioners, …

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