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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KATRU, a nationally recognized research university, has a vision to become a world class university, a goal that would require more faculty researchers to participate in the international scientific community.
UW–Madison was included on the Republic of Kazakhstan’s 2020 Bolashak Scholarship list. This means that now all Bolashak awardees can apply for all graduate programs and non-degree-specific internships programs at UW–Madison. We hope that this …
The International Projects Office—UW-NU Partnership team partnered with the School of Education’s Global Engagement Office, the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Department, and Dr. Laura Dunek (UW System) to host Chinara Zhankenova, Senior Lawyer, NU …
As Nazarbayev University (NU), located in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, celebrates its 10-year anniversary, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are celebrating with them as well. UW–Madison is one of NU’s original institutional partners. …