UBC’s departments of EOAS and Geography have embarked upon a partnership with the University of Central Asia (UCA) to design, develop and transfer the 22-course curriculum making up UCA’s new undergraduate B.Sc. program in Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES).


Initial project information is provided on several pages via the main menu above, and blog posts seen here.

Why are we in EOAS and Geography so thrilled to be embarking on this journey? See our “why we’re excited” page for some thoughts on benefits to individuals, departments, UBC and our partners.

The first cohort of students who will take these courses registered in the first of their 5-year degree program in September 2016. Our courses start in September 2018 and 2019. Our journey begins now (March 2017) and we will be contacting UBC faculty regarding specific courses. Please let us know if you have questions, concerns or comments. Hopefully this blog will serve as a means of updating progress. We’ll try to keep it up to date!

Here is a short video on the opening of the first of three campuses. The one shown here is at Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, while the Earth and Environmental Sciences program will be offered from the second campus in Khorog, Tajikistan, opening September 2017.