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. This provides UW a unique perspective as NU continues growing and building a world class university located in Central Asia.
The UW-NU partnership is administered through the International Division’s International Projects Office and involves numerous units across campus. Currently, under its sixth agreement, UW–Madison works closely with faculty and staff in NU’s School of Sciences and Humanities, provides capacity building and training support for academic staff in a broad range of institutional support services and units, facilitates a cohort of NU students studying at UW through the Visiting International Student Program, and collaborates with the Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System.
To mark NU’s first decade milestone, Chancellor Blank and Faculty Partnership Director David McDonald offered a message of congratulations.