On September 4th, the OSCE Academy welcomed new students to its MA programmes, for the 2017-2018 academic year, as part of its Orientation Day. Twenty-three students--from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and Georgia--joined the MA programme in Politics and Security. In addition, twenty-four students--from Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan--entered the MA programme in Economic Governance and Development. Dr. Alexander Wolters, the Director of the OSCE Academy, officially opened the Orientation Day with a welcome speech. Academic Supervisors followed Dr. Wolters' speech by providing introductions to the MA programmes.
The OSCE Academy offers two graduate programs: the MA in Politics and Security and MA in Economic Governance and Development. These are multidisciplinary programs that give young Central Asian professionals a chance to receive a high quality graduate degree in the region. Curriculum is developed by international team of education specialists and reflects the key trends in the relevant academic fields. Instructors of the Academy come from various countries and regions.