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 Kazakhstan institutions of higher education in the areas of curriculum development, research, and capacity building in renewable energy, air quality, environmental science, and other STEM fields.

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships grantees will receive up to $38,000 to launch the following projects:

#U.S. InstitutionsKazakhstan Institution(s)Project Title
 1The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEurasia National University, Toraighyrov UniversityCollaborative Research for Feasibility Studies and Optimization Modeling of Future Wind Energy Sources in Central
2University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusEurasian National University, Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University, A. Baitursynov Kostanay Regional University, Toraighyrov UniversityRenewable Energy and Climate Change
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteA. Baitursynov Kostanay Regional UniversityPartnering to Develop Project-Based Learning Capacity for Teaching and Research in Renewable Energy 
4University of DelawareEast Kazakhstan Technical UniversityUD-EKTU Collaboration to develop, implement and sustain a professional MS program in Renewable Energy and
establish joint research programs.
5Lehigh UniversityKazakh National Medical University, Suleiman Demirel UniversityTracking Energy Diversification, Pollution, and Birth Outcomes in Kazakhstan
6Rutgers University – New BrunswickM. Utemisov West Kazakhstan University; M. Auyezov South Kazakhstan University, al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityCreating a Partnership Program in Green Nanotechnology and Environmental Sensing between Rutgers University and M. Utemisov West Kazakhstan University and M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University
7University of Nebraska – LincolnM. Kh. Dulaty Taraz Regional University, Innovative University of Eurasia, al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityScience with a Purpose: Improving Environmental Science in Kazakhstani Universities
8Michigan State UniversityKorkyt Ata Kyzylorda University, Kazakh National Agrarian Research UniversityAdvancing Key Curriculums of Ecology and Environmental Sciences for Regional Universities in Kazakhstan &
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