American Councils for International Education announces the awardees of the latest round of Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN) grants to support projects between U.S. and Central Asia higher education institutions.

Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the 2021-2022 Central Asia University Partnerships (UniCEN) Program builds capacity for substantive international engagement between higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan).

Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN) grantees will launch following projects:

#U.S. InstitutionCentral Asia Institution(s)Project Title
1Colorado State University-Fort CollinsTashkent Institute of Irrigation Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan;

Taraz Regional University, Kazakhstan; Tajik Agrarian University, Tajikistan;
Training New Generation of Engineers to Face Global Water Challenges
2Kettering UniversityAndijan Machine-Building Institute, Uzbekistan;

I. Razzakov Kyrgyz State Technical University, Kyrgyzstan;

Shirinshoh Shohtemur Tajik Agrarian University, Tajikistan  
Collaboration for the Development of Institutional Capacity for Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to Promote Sustained, Inclusive Economic Growth and Decent Work for All
3Old Dominion UniversityInstitute of Economy-Trade, Tajik State University of Commerce, Tajikistan;Collaboration for Enhanced Entrepreneurship Support
4Pace University-New YorkAmerican University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan;

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan;

University of Central Asia, Tajikistan;
Modernizing Curriculum towards the Goals of UN SDGs for Central Asian Universities–Climate Action and Sustainability Development
5Pennsylvania State University -Main CampusTashkent Institute of Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan;

Osh Technological University, Kyrgyzstan;

Tajik Agrarian University, Tajikistan;  
Addressing Sustainable Development Goals, Central Asia and Penn State University
6University of California-BerkeleyKyrgyz State University of Constructions, Transport and Architecture – Scientific-Research Institute of Seismic Construction, Kyrgyzstan;

Institute of Mechanics and Seismic Stability of Structures, Uzbekistan;
Structural Resilience of Clean Energy Plants in Kyrgyzstan – A Comprehensive Study of Hydroelectric Power Plant and Water Dam
7University of Nebraska-LincolnKyrgyz National Agrarian University, Kyrgyzstan;

Tajik Institute of Irrigation Water Problems, Tajikistan;

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan;
The UN SDGs Water Sustainability And Climate Action Through Efficient Irrigation System Use
8University of PittsburghUniversity of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan;

Narxoz University, Kazakhstan;

Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajikistan;
Building Knowledge Hubs to Strengthen Sustainable Economic Development Goals Research and Teaching in Central Asia
9Washington State UniversityUrgench State University, Uzbekistan;

Kostanay Regional University, Kazakhstan;
STEM Environmental Technologies Courses For Investigation Water Flow In The Aral Sea Basin
10Washington University in St LouisTashkent Institute of Irrigation Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan;

American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan;

Physical Technical Institute, Academy of Sciences of Republic Tajikistan, Tajikistan;
Central Asian Universities Air Quality Knowledge Hub

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