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Central Asian Spring Festival Navroz organised by Cambridge Central Asia Forum and the Centre of Development Studies

last modified Mar 17, 2015 10:55 AM
Central Asian Spring Festival Navroz organised by Cambridge Central Asia Forum and the Centre of Development Studies

Navroz Festival

The Central Asian Spring Festival Navroz took place on 11 March 2015 at the Cambridge Guildhall. It was organized by the Cambridge Central Asia Forum and the Centre of Development Studies together with the Cambridge University Kazakh Society, Cambridge University Uzbek Society and Cambridge University Azerbaijan Society. Official representatives from the different Central Asian countries also attended and supported the event. This was a wonderful chance to discover the different cultures of Central Asia, traditional costumes, dance, music and samples of regional food. One of our PhD students, Serik took part with his wife in the re-enactment of a traditional Kazakh bridal ceremony. Bolashak programme interns and many of our students were involved in organising and making this event a success.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.