UCA to share research on Central Asia through partnership with SSRN
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The University of Central Asia (UCA) is the first institution in the Central Asian region to join the world renowned Social Science Research Network (SSRN), an online community devoted to the dissemination of scholarly research.
According to press release issued by the UCA, SSRN, which is one of the world’s most important repositories for research, spans over 60 disciplines from economics, law, corporate governance to humanities.
At the forefront of making new research available online, SSRN reportedly provides an eLibrary of about a million papers from half a million researchers.
“University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) is a leading regional research center with a robust publications program,” noted Bohdan Krawchenko, Dean of Graduate School of Development. “The SSRN partnership brings regional scholarship to the attention of important global audiences.”
IPPA is part of UCA’s Graduate School of Development (GSD), and a hub for multidisciplinary research on current and emerging issues of development facing Central Asian Societies. IPPA specializes in applied research on economic and social issues, and its multilingual publications and knowledge dissemination efforts aim to ensure societal actors have access to this research.
With SSRN’s Research Paper Series, IPPA will join research institutions and think tanks such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford that use SSRN to generate knowledge in a collective way and create an enabling environment for informed and pluralistic policymaking. UCA’s GSD will have a customized homepage with author papers, enhanced search engine optimization, and a branded eJournal with an interdisciplinary distribution in SSRN’s 1000+ subject matter lists, distributed to over 10,000 subscribers.