PROJECTS

GCRF COMPASS: Comprehensive Capacity Building in Eastern Neighborhood and Central Asia: research integration, impact governance and sustainable communities is an international project (ES/P010849/1; 2017-21) funded by UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and led by University of Kent and University of Cambridge (UK) in partnership with ADA University (Azerbaijan), Belarusian State University (Belarus), Tajik National University (Tajikistan), and University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan).


The project explores new approaches to ‘governance’ with focus on resilience, capacity-building, peoplehood, bargaining power, and cooperative orders, to make governance more effective and sustainable.

In practical terms, the project seeks to enhance relations between the UK and partner universities, and to set up regional ‘hubs of excellence’ at the top-level HEIs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.



The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a fund of the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. COMPASS belongs to the first generation of GCRF projects and aims to support prominent Universities in each partner country in enhancing joint research, developing public platforms, and integrating into a wider European and global scholarly communities.


More information about the project: research.kent.ac.uk/gcrf-compass/#


Project Activities:


Call for Applications: Leadership Program at University of Cambridge

Center of Excellence in EU Studies (CEEUS) at ADA University is pleased to announce Call for Applications for Leadership Programme on Solving Global Challenges, Cambridge Winter Training School on 7-12 February 2020. The Leadership Programme in Solving Gl

GCRF COMPASS ADA University Signature Conference

GCRF COMPASS ADA University Signature Conference ‘Connecting the 3Bs: Brussels, Baku, Beijing. The EU/UK & China cooperation initiatives for greater connectivity of Eurasia: the role of Azerbaijan’

GCRF COMPASS Policy Workshop on Zangazur Corridor

GCRF COMPASS Policy Workshop on ‘Zangazur Corridor in Azerbaijan: The Importance of Connectivity for Rebuilding the Region’

GCRF COMPASS project has been shortlisted for the International Collaboration of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2021

GCRF COMPASS project has been shortlisted for the International Collaboration of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021.

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