The Center for Governance and Markets has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State through the American Councils for International Education to build a partnership developing public administration and public policy education. The project, Developing Public Administration Education in Kazakhstan, will support the efforts of the School of Law and Public Policy at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, strengthen its public administration and public policy curriculum. The grant will serve as the basis for the development of longer-term research collaborations between the University and CGM.
The grant was the result of U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships grants. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, the projects aim to enhance teacher preparation for English language teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods for better-quality student outcomes, faculty research and personnel development, and policies, practices, and administrative structures to support effective and sustainable partnership activity between U.S. and Kazakhstan higher education.
The project is part of UniCEN, a platform developed by American Councils to increase sustainable collaborations between US and Central Asian higher education institutions. UniCEN builds expertise in the areas of strategic planning, administration, faculty policies and practices, student mobility, curriculum development, and alumni relations to advance the development of mutually beneficial partnerships.