Our partners in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan:
The Royal College of Art - is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate institution of art and design. The College has around 2,400 students from more than 75 countries and has ranked number one in the QS World University Subject Rankings for the past five consecutive years. The College is the most research-intensive art and design research organisation in the UK, gaining more 4* ratings in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) than any of its specialist competitors. The Royal College of Art's School of Communication is internationally renowned for its teaching and research in art and design, which aims to better understand how creative and critical communication practices can transform global and local narratives and advance social, cognitive and planetary justice.
The University of Leicester - is a research-intensive university recently ranked 166th in the THE World University rankings 2020 (24th in the UK). The University of Leicester School of Business is a global academy for leaders, innovators and change-makers. Building on over 90 years of delivering business education, we are internationally renowned for our courses in accounting and finance, management, marketing and economics. Reflecting the pioneering work we conduct in partnership with leaders, managers and organisations to promote responsible business practice, we are ranked 14th in the UK for research power.
Union of artisans of Kazakhstan - The mission of the association is to increase the status and living standards of artisans, support entrepreneurship among craftsmen, as well as preserve and develop the cultural heritage of the Republic of Kazakhstan, popularize handicrafts, at home and abroad. It unites more than 600 artisans throughout Kazakhstan and a National Member of the World Craft Council.
The Resource Center in Kyrgyzstan of the Central Asian Association for the Support of Crafts (CACSARC) - “CACSARC-kg” was registered in March 2009 as an independent Public Fund for the implementation of activities in Kyrgyzstan to develop crafts and traditional culture. His mission is the revival and development of crafts in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia; consolidation of efforts of artisans in the interests of mutual enrichment of the cultures of Central Asia; integration into the global market space.