University of Wisconsin–Madison

Photo Album

WisKaz-BRIDGE – Farewell Event for Summer VISP Students (August 2016)
Photos by WisKaz and BRIDGE Students

Some visiting NU students took part in the WisKaz (language exchange program run by the Russian Flagship Program) and BRIDGE (international friendship program run by ISS) programs during the summer. These students went to many social events with their US student counterparts and enjoyed much of what Madison and has to offer, all while building friendships and language abilities. This farewell event combining participants from both programs shows some of the close bonds that were formed, as well as the great amount of fun that was had between the groups of students. Enjoy.

NU Students’ Fieldtrip to Devil’s Lake (July 2015)
Photos by William Barker

Visiting NU students enrolled in UW-Madison’s GeoScience 376 summer course had the opportunity to go on a fieldtrip to Devil’s Lake in July. These students received wonderful hands-on experience studying the geology of Wisconsin. Their explorations of the natural Wisconsin landscape can be seen in the album.

Graduation at Nazarbayev University (June 2015)
Photos by UW Delegation to NU Graduation

Nazarbayev University’s first ever undergraduate graduation ceremony was held on June 15, 2015. Kazakhstan’s President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, spoke at the event, and the UW-Madison delegation included Guido Podestá, Cynthia Williams, David McDonald, Yoshiko Herrera and Charles Cohen. Photos of the ceremony, the NU campus, and UW-Madison team members’ activities can be found below.

UW-Madison-Nazarbayev University Graduate School Mentoring Program (November 2014)
Photos by Shane Auerbach

In November 2014, six UW-Madison PhD candidates traveled to Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, to serve as “graduate student mentors” to NU undergraduates from the Schools of Humanities & Social Science (SHSS) and Science & Technology (SST) who were applying to U.S. graduate school programs. The six participating mentors were: Shane Auerbach (Economics), Fatima Sartbay (Anthropology), Mark Toukan (Political Science), Shoiab Altaf (Computer Sciences), Erica Macke (Biology/Genetics), and Julia Wildt (Chemistry). UW-Madison developed this graduate school mentoring program in coordination with the NU Career and Advising Center, the NU Departments of Student Affairs and International Cooperation, SHSS and SST.

UW Reception for NU Provost, Students (June 23, 2014)
Photos by Kerry G. Hill/UW-Madison Division of International Studies

The UW-Madison Division of International Studies, along with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, hosted a reception on June 23, 2014, for Provost Simon Jones of Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Also attending were NU students attending classes this summer at UW-Madison and UW-Madison faculty and staff who have been involved with the UW-NU Project.

Kazakhstani students study Wisconsin geology (July 3, 2014)
Photos by Kerry G. Hill/UW-Madison Division of International Studies

Students from Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, get a hands-on view of Wisconsin geology in a UW-Madison summer course on Physical and Historical Geology, taught by William Barker. In this set of images, teams of students are doing field work in Muir Woods on campus.