Austria-Central Asia Centre 

for GIScience

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* Our Mission

The GIScience Centre at the Kyrgyz State University for Construction, Transportation and Architecture is serving as a link between Austria and Central Asia for jointly developing capacitiesfoster information exchange and facilitate education, and will play a proactive role in promoting public awareness and operational capabilities in Central Asia.


* Objectives

The following objectives are being pursued in order to achieve the overall aim of developing the ACA*GISc Centre at KSUCTA as a focal point for cooperation between Austrian Universities and multiple partners across Central Asia, and as a centre of competence in GIScience:

  • Development of advanced competence and capacities in GIScience.
  • Implementation of ACA*GISc @ KSUCTA as a regional node in the UNIGIS distance education network.
  • Support for undergraduate and graduate residential education in GIScience, e.g. through teacher education and summer schools.
  • Joint initiatives towards externally funded projects in research and education.
  • Network development through an annual symposium on GIScience in Central Asia.