On December 16, 2016, 44 students of two MA Programmes in Politics and Security and Economic Governance and Development graduated from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. The Graduation Ceremony took place at the Jannat Hotel’s Banquet Hall. The students received their Diplomas signed by the Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, H. E. Ambassador Dr Pierre Von Arx and Acting Director of the Academy, Ms Indira Satarkulova.
The representatives of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, members of the Diplomatic Corps, partners and donors as well as parents and friends of the graduates participated at the Ceremony.
The Acting Director of the Academy, Ms Indira Satarkulova welcomed distinguished guests and congratulated graduates with successful completion of their studies. During the opening speech, Ms Satarkulova also expressed the Academy’s sincere gratitude to trustees, partners and donors for advocacy, guidance and continuing support.
“The Academy provides a solid theoretical base with a strong practical component. While you were studying hard to achieve the happiness of this day, we joined efforts to provide you with the best and promising studying conditions. Congratulations, class 2015.” – Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, Ambassador Dr Pierre Von Arx addressed the graduating students. After his speech, the graduates have received their Diplomas.
The programme continued with the announcement of nominees for Best Thesis awards and Top GPA Awards. Nominees received certificates and prizes for their outstanding academic achievements. The graduates have become “Lifetime members” of the alumni network. As of December 2016, the total number of alumni has thus reached 375.