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. Preserving and maintaining historical landmarks is essential to ensure that future generations enjoy Uzbekistan’s architectural splendor. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Urgench State University spearheaded...

U.S. – Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program awards announcement

American Councils for International Education announces the awardees of the latest round of U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program grants to support projects between the U.S. and Kazakhstan higher education institutions. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, the projects aim to create sustainable international engagement and partnerships between U.S. and spotify promotion Kazakhstan institutions...

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, based in Andijan. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Kettering University and Andijan...

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 Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the SIT Graduate Institute partnered with Nukus State Pedagogical Institute to advance...

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 to the region's future. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, American University partnered...

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 Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Tajikistan State University of Commerce (TUSC) are working to improve faculty research...

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 Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Tashkent...

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 by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan and administered by American Councils for International Education, Monroe Community College (MCC) and Kazakh Agrotechnical University (KATU) are using geospatial technologies to identify wheat disease in Kazakhstan.

Suleyman Demirel University

Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) is one of the first private higher education institutions in Kazakhstan. It is situated in the mountainous town of Kaskelen, 20km from Almaty city center. The University was founded in 1996 and opened by the president of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev. SDU currently has four faculties: Education & Humanities, Engineering & Natural Sciences,...

Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN): Sharing Knowledge and Sustaining Networks

On October 29-21, 50 representatives of UniCEN partner universities from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan gathered near Tashkent to showcase the results of their partnerships, participate in networking sessions, and share new project concepts to sustain networks. In addition, six U.S. researchers and administrators from UniCEN partner universities (Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln) presented their partnerships as examples of best practice.   The conference was also attended by representatives...

Central Asia Genomics Symposium

The first Central Asia Genomics Symposium will be held in hybrid format at the National University of Uzbekistan on December 9-10, 2021 in Tashkent. About this event The symposium intends to be a hub for genomics-related research in Central Asia, where participants can learn, network and engage to empower new...

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 a model to support internationalization in the classroom. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in...

Call for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The United States Embassy in Uzbekistan announces the competition for the 2022 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) The deadline for submitting proposals is November 25, 2021 The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation provides grants to preserve historic sites, artifacts, manuscripts and museum collections, as well as traditional forms of expression, such...

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 by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Union Institute and University partnered with Termez State University to launch the first American Studies course in Uzbekistan.   Beginning in...

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 instruction. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey partnered...

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 of education and science. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, professors from Massachusetts...

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), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the University of Wyoming (UW) partnered with three Uzbekistan universities to improve English language learning for the tourism sector. Beginning in September 2020, UW assisted Bukhara...

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 Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Oklahoma State University and Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME) launched...

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. Through the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, Toraighyrov University, Pavlodar Pedagogical University, Shakarim University in Semey, and Kokshetau Abay Myrzakhmetov University...

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 Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Iowa State University and the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization...

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 pandemic, international collaboration to support the next generation of medical professionals is paramount. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the...

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 Program administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, Kokshetau University and University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are enhancing teacher preparation and teaching methodology.

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 University Partnerships Program administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, East Kazakhstan Technical University (EKTU) and University of Delaware are collaborating to improve the level of English...

Key Curriculums for Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Kazakhstan and Central Asia Academic Institutions

Michigan State University and Kazakh National Agrarian Research University invites universities faculty members to participate in the «Key Curriculums for Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Kazakhstan and Central Asia Academic Institutions» workshop. The goal of this project is to share and revise the curriculums of major courses required for ecological and environmental sciences for...

INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR “DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY IN FULBRIGHT PROGRAM”

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University is inviting you to join on April 9, 2021. The webinar is within the framework of the MONTH OF SCIENCE at Abai KazNPU. The organizers of the webinar are the Postdoctoral Researcher of Abai KazNPU, the moderator - Bayan Sapargaliyeva, the main speaker of the event will be –...

THE INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR “ONLINE TEACHING STRATEGIES”

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Abai KazNPU) is inviting you to join the international webinar “Online Teaching Strategies” on April 7, 2021. The webinar is within the framework of the MONTH OF SCIENCE at Abai KazNPU and part of the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Project “Evidence-based educator preparation and organizational culture” with the participation of the California State...

THE INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR “PARTICIPATION OF TEACHERS IN DECISION-MAKING”

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Abai KazNPU) is inviting you to join the international webinar "Participation of Teachers in Decision-Making" on April 5, 2021. The webinar is within the framework of the MONTH OF SCIENCE at Abai KazNPU and part of the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Project "Evidence-based educator preparation and organizational culture" with the participation of the...

THE INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR “FEATURES OF THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF FUTURE TEACHERS”

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Abai KazNPU) is inviting you to join the international webinar "Features of professional training of future teachers" on April 2, 2021. The webinar is within the framework of the MONTH OF SCIENCE and part of the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Project "Evidence-based educator preparation and organizational culture" with the participation of the California...

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 Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, researchers at Michigan State University and Kazakh Agro Technical University are building capacity...

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 Asia, with large regional and global impact. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent,...

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 to gain practical experience. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Old Dominion University in...

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. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, students at Lehigh University and Almaty Management...

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 (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, faculty and administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Tashkent Chemical Technical Institute (TCTI)...

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 Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the University of Arkansas’ Spring International Language Center and Gulistan State University are advancing teaching in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). 

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 have enjoyed a relationship since the 1930s rooted in cotton production. In recent years, new American investment in reviving an agricultural cluster now well positioned toward global markets. Setting forth on an...

U.S. – Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program awards announcement

American Councils for International Education announces the awardees of the latest round of U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program (UniCEN) grants to support projects between the U.S. and Kazakhstan higher education institutions. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, the projects aim to enhance curriculum and pedagogy of English and STEM teachers, and integrate...