About the Program

The goal of the Kazakhstan-U.S. University Consortium (KUUC) Partnership Program is to strengthen existing ties and foster new strategic partnerships between U.S. and Kazakhstan institutions through the development of an innovative consortium and community of practice. The consortium will comprise a diverse range of U.S. and Kazakh higher education institutions (HEIs) who will participate in a yearlong virtual curriculum on creating sustainable partnerships in fields of study critical to U.S. – Kazakhstan’s economy and higher education sector, including renewable energy, environmental science, agriculture, food security, and STEM. Consortium members will also have access to strategic planning support, tailored mentorship, virtual and in-person meetings, and an opportunity to pursue seed grant funding.

This is a program of the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by IIE.

Focus Areas

In year one, the three main focus areas of the consortium for sharing and learning this year:

These focus areas align with the consortium’s commitment to advancing academic excellence and collaboration, providing members with valuable insights and tools to navigate the intricacies of university management, research, and publications. Through this structured approach, we aim to create a rich learning environment, laying the groundwork for impactful collaboration and innovation among U.S. and Kazakh higher education institutions.

Key Program Dates

February 1, 2024: Application Open

February 22, 2024: Deadline for Applications

Mid-March, 2024: Consortium Founding Member notifications for the Kazakhstan-U.S. University Consortium (KUUC) Partnership Program

contact information

Gaukhar Turganbekova

Program Officer