History

IPO emerged out of UW–Madison’s partnership with Nazarbayev University (NU), an English-language research university in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, that was established in 2010. UW–Madison is a member of NU’s original group of strategic international higher education institutional partners. The focus of this partnership is to connect the experience and expertise of UW faculty and staff with NU faculty, in a capacity-building project fundamentally informed by the Wisconsin Idea.

To know more about the UW-NU Partnership, visit the main partnership website here.

A UW–Madison Team surveys construction of Nazarbayev University in April 2010
Nazarbayev University in 2019 (PC: Gina Barbosa)