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 English into their courses, adapt policies, practices and administrative structures for English and STEM education and adapt pedagogy and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.

U.S. Kazakhstan University Partnerships grantees will receive up to $40,000 to launch the following projects:

#U.S. InstitutionsKazakhstan Institution(s)Project Title
1Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisToraighyrov Pavlodar State University, Pavlodar Pedagogical University,
Shakarim Semey State University, and Kokshetau Abay Myrzakhmetov University
IUPUI-Toraighyrov University Exchange – Professional Development in Academic Writing and English for STEM Classroom
2University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesM. Auezov South Kazakhstan UniversityEnglish Language Integration in Higher Education Pedagogy: A Partnership Between M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University (SKU) and University of Minnesota
3University of North TexasA.Baitursynov Kostanay Regional University and Karaganda Technical UniversityThe University of North Texas, A. Baitursynov Kostanay Regional University, and Karaganda Technical University: Creating a Partnership Program in Teaching and Learning English Language for both TESOL Training and STEM Teaching
4Kansas State UniversityZhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agrarian – Technical UniversityProfessional Development for Emerging Education Researchers: Field School in West Kazakhstan
5University of DelawareEast Kazakhstan Technical UniversityUD-EKTU Partnership in English as Medium for Scientific Instruction and Communication