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Center for Central Asia Research


The primary objective of our research centre is to support the development of economic, political, scientific and educational relations between Hungary and Central Asian countries through applied research. We prepare analyses on the political economic and social situation and problems of the countries in the region. The CCAR centre also cooperates with several Central Asian universities and research institutes, particularly on topics (e.g. water management, water diplomacy) that have a decisive influence on the economic development, political and social stability of the region. The Centre is involved as coordinator in the implementation of an Erasmus+ project aimed at modernising the water management and water diplomacy curricula of 11 Central Asian universities.

Water as a driver of sustainable recovery: economic, institutional and strategic aspects of water resources management in Central Asia – project

In cooperation with more than 100 Central Asian and international researchers, the research centre has developed recommendations for solving water-related problems in the Central Asian region, for establishing a new basis for regional cooperation and for creating a regional infrastructure development plan in four online and one hybrid workshop. The project’s research highlighted two areas where progress is urgently needed in water management: 1) reform of professional training and 2) reforms to allow for greater involvement of private capital, and improvement of the investment and business environment.

Corvinus University of Budapest


Head of Research Center

Contact us for cooperation




  • Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies – Nazarbyev University (Kazakhstan)
  • Gumilyov University (Kazakhstan)
  • University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan)
  • IHE Delft (Netherlands)
  • University of Reims (France)
  • University of Bergamo (Italy)
  • Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of the Kyrgyz Republic


In 2022, the Centre, as leader of a consortium of 16 universities, prepared an Erasmus+ application (800,000 EUR) which was awarded a grant by the European Commission in September 2022.


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