Case Studies

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

Water management has caused severe disputes in Central Asia, due to conflicting needs and priorities between the upstream and downstream countries, thus...

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...

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....

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...

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...