UW-Madison and American Councils for International Education: Strengthening Higher Education in Kazakhstan

Six UW–Madison “coaches” and six teams of administrators from Kazakhstani universities culminated nine months of work together with a final workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan in January 2024, where they shared the experience of designing and implementing reform projects in the areas of university governance and financial management.

UW–Madison and D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan Technical University: Fostering a Holistic Innovation Ecosystem

Dr. Nhi Le joined the group of UW coaches after the project had commenced, but quickly got up to speed as she shared with the ambitious team from EKTU her unique and valuable perspective both as entrepreneur in a university ecosystem and as investor.

UW–Madison and Yessenov University: Creating a University-driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Yessenov University (YU) team had a clear vision coming into this project: to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that meets the educational and innovation needs of YU students and the growing economy of the western Kazakhstan region of Mangystau.

UW–Madison and Ualikhanov University: Expanding the University’s Reach Through Language Education and Administration (2/2)

Anne Naparstek brought her financial, organizational, and strategic planning experience as LPO administrator to the Ualikhanov University (UU) team as they implemented the first phases of a long-term project of internationalization of the campus and the development of revenue-generating language courses.

UW–Madison and Toraighyrov University: Expanding the University’s Reach Through Language Education and Administration (1/2)

Dr. Felecia Lucht worked closely with her team at Toraighyrov University (ToU) to help them realize their goal of developing English-language programing to generate revenue and provide language and teacher training courses.

UW–Madison and K.I. Satbayev Kazakh National Research Technical University: Aligning Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment and Retention Priorities

Satbayev University’s (SU) team of human resources and finance staff worked to improve faculty and staff recruitment and retention in a competitive academic market: with the support of the institution’s leadership, they strived to become “Employer #1” among universities in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, which is home to 38 higher education institutions.

Bringing the Wisconsin Idea to Yemen

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Engineers Without Borders International (EWB), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) held a webinar on June 23 with attendees from around the world to discuss their recent cooperation in Yemen to fight the …

Uzbekistan Education Roundtable 2021

On April 7, 2021, Dr. Elise Ahn, Director, IPO, participated in a roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Higher and Secondary-Specialized Education to discuss UW–Madison’s current …

UW Grad Student is helping organize PPE production, COVID response in developing countries

Rebecca Alcock is a recent master’s degree recipient in biomedical engineering and an incoming PhD student in industrial and systems engineering at UW–Madison. She has built on her experience as a volunteer at the Engineers Without Borders …

Congratulations to UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies!

In collaboration with IPO, the Educational Policy Studies master’s program at UW–Madison was selected as a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program preferred master’s degree program for five years (AY2020–2025). This means students from …