University of Wisconsin–Madison

The UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University provides services, facilitates collaboration and exchange, and offers opportunities for professional development for faculty, staff, administrators and students from both universities. The UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University provides services, facilitates collaboration and exchange, and offers opportunities for professional development for faculty, staff, administrators and students from both universities.

Nazarbayev University (NU), located in Astana, Kazakhstan, opened its doors to Kazakhstani students in 2010 with an ambition to become a world class research university by integrating the best of international practices into the country’s educational system. To achieve this objective, NU chose a unique model — to offer its own degrees and to seek assistance from leading universities from around the world.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 13 strategic partners who have been working to develop and/or administer NU’s schools and colleges. As strategic partner for NU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), UW-Madison’s work involves giving advice and recommendations for the development of SHSS personnel, programs and services.

The UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University is continuously growing and developing. Starting in 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison is providing services for NU’s School of Engineering (SEng) and a study abroad opportunity for NU students through UW’s Visiting International Student Program (VISP).

In addition to these two agreements, UW-Madison is still the strategic partner for SHSS and is currently working under its Fifth Agreement – Agreement 5.

Learn more about the history of the partnership and the benefits it has brought to our campus since 2011.

For questions or further information, please contact the Partnership Leadership and Staff.