Case Studies

Strengthening Environmental Protection and Sustainable Resource Management

Kazakhstan’s success in implementing its long-term environmental protection strategy relies on the knowledge and skills of a new generation of scholars, policy...

Revising Pre-Service Teacher Mathematics Course Materials

The Government of Kazakhstan supports the transition to secondary-level English-medium science and math instruction to improve workforce competitiveness. Through the U.S.-Kazakhstan University...

Sharing Instructional Best Practices

Universities interested in improving student achievement must ensure that faculty have access to training. With the support of the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships...

Modeling Seismic Hazards for Students and Educators

The mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan is located in an active seismic zone, underscoring the need for techniques to assess risk. Through the...

Supporting Food Safety Education for Local Growers

Regional and international markets demand that food manufacturers produce final products that meet international quality and safety standards. Through the Central Asia...

Advancing Human Genomics and Bioinformatics

Deeper understanding of the relationship between human genetic variation and population differences in disease distribution is a key step in informing health...

Building the Reputation of Agricultural Research in Uzbekistan

In a modern competitive world, the role of research in academic institutions is critical for sustainability and development. The quality of research...

Advancing Research in Plant Biotechnology in Kyrgyzstan

With a soil and climate that provides a favorable environment for horticulture, Kyrgyzstan has strong potential to become a leader in the...

Revitalizing Engineering Education in Uzbekistan

Engineering education in Uzbekistan requires global recognition to improve rankings and attract international students. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN),...

Enhancing English Education and Teacher Training in Uzbekistan

The Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan has introduced significant reforms in the education sector to modernize approaches and methodologies and to...

Catalyzing International Administrative and Research Collaborations in Engineering and Agriculture

Over the past three decades, the internationalization of higher education has become a priority in developing higher education in Uzbekistan and is...

Enhancing STEM Research and Curriculum in Uzbekistan

The government of Uzbekistan has placed the development of science, technology, and innovation in the country as a top policy priority. Through...

Preserving Architectural Treasures

Known for its ancient historical treasures, Uzbekistan’s tourism sector is rapidly growing as the country continues to open doors for foreign travelers....

Supporting University-Industry Relations in Automotive Engineering

Kettering University and Andijan Machine-Building Institute (AndMI) A new generation of qualified workers is essential for Uzbekistan’s automotive industry,...

Exchanging English-Language Curriculum on Plurilingualism and Multiculturalism

Students across Uzbekistan have expressed interest and growing demand for modern English-language curriculum. Through the Central Asia University...

Tackling Environmental Challenges through Curriculum Updates

American University and Ferghana State University Ferghana Valley is most populous region of Uzbekistan, and environmental challenges are critical...

Inviting a New Era for Business and Economics Education

Business education is rapidly transforming in Central Asia. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International...

Collaborating to Fight Global Infectious Disease

Spurred by the COVID-19 epidemic, the medical education community has placed increased emphasis in working together to fight diseases globally. Through the...

Launching Geospatial Technologies for Agriculture

Geospatial technologies are critical for Kazakhstan's agricultural sector to become more efficient and globally integrated. Through the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships program, funded...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers through Virtual Exchange

In light of adoption of remote learning spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has gained rapid popularity as...

Introducing American Studies to Uzbekistan

In recent years, students in Uzbekistan have expressed interest in taking courses on U.S. history and contemporary society while improving their English skills. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered...

Deploying Digital Learning in Kyrgyzstan

Higher education curriculum in Kyrgyzstan often does not align with the needs of a rapidly changing learning environment that embraces digital...

Advancing Hands-On STEM Education

Uzbekistan’s leadership has outlined a policy to expand project-based teaching methods, students’ entrepreneurship skills and transform universities into centers for the development...

Improving English Language for Uzbekistan’s Tourism

As the tourism industry rapidly grows in Uzbekistan, there is increasing need for English proficiency. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN),...

Launching Online Courses for Agricultural Mechanization

Uzbekistan seeks to improve the efficiency of farming through increased mechanization, with great demand for curriculum modernization. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships...

Improving English in STEM Teaching and Curriculum

Improving the pedagogy and updating English language curriculum is a critical need for Kazakhstan’s higher education system as it continues to reform....

Navigating the World of Academic Publications

Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is a priority for researchers in Uzbekistan higher education to disseminate their knowledge. Through the Central Asia University...

Revitalizing Medical Education

Uzbekistan has begun reconstructing its medical system and setting up clinics as a national priority. In the wake of the COVID-19 global...

Enhancing Teacher Preparation for English in STEM

Kazakhstan’s ambitious educational reform strategy calls for an increase of English skills among teachers of STEM subjects. Through the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships...

Revamping English in STEM in the Classroom

Kazakhstan has embarked on an ambitious educational reform process to increase English skills among teachers and students by 2025. Through the U.S.-Kazakhstan...

Introducing Green Energy Curriculum in the Heart of Eurasia

Kazakhstan's economic engine has been powered by fossil fuels, and renewable energy resources remain untapped and underutilized. Through the Central Asia University...

Collaborating on Groundwater Solutions Across Central Asia

With limited resources and conflicting needs and priorities between upstream and downstream communities, water resources management is an acute problem in Central...

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Entrepreneurship is a vehicle to accelerate economic diversification. In both the United States and Kazakhstan, universities are offering entrepreneurship opportunities for students...

Connecting Young Social Entrepreneurs to Solve Global Challenges

Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals requires increased international collaborations. Students at campuses around the world offer unlocked brainpower to tackle big challenges....

Creating Makerspaces for Young Inventors

Responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, university-based makerspaces provide student-driven solutions for hospitals and companies. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program...

Modernizing English Language Teaching

Uzbekistan is moving forward with a policy to develop an English-speaking nation, and students demand for modernized curriculum. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships...

Educating Next Generation Agribusiness Specialists

Agriculture is a critical sector in Uzbekistan, comprising a quarter of the economy. The State of Mississippi and the Republic of Uzbekistan...

From Apples to Entrepreneurship

Central Asia is the ancestral homeland of the apple. Over the past decade, a team of scientists from Washington State University and...

Bringing New Geological Discoveries to Surface

The geology of Kazakhstan boasts 99 of the elements of the periodic table. Near the city of Oskemen, rock formations are endowed...

Healing the Soil and Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

The northern steppes of Kazakhstan are a land of two extremes: stretches of pristine natural beauty and patches of contaminated post-industrial landscapes....

Building Virtual International Partnerships in Higher Education

The distance between two research institutions in Kazakhstan and Pennsylvania is nearly 10,000 kilometers, but that hasn’t stopped students and faculty from...

Fostering Research in Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine

Kazakhstan and the state of Ohio share a natural connection to agriculture. Vast natural resources and location in the heart of Central...