German-Kazakh University expresses interest in collaborating with IWMI-Central Asia

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German-Kazakh University expresses interest in collaborating with IWMI-Central Asia

The German-Kazakh University (GKU) expressed their interest in collaborating with the Central Asia Office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI-Central Asia) on several activities.

A team from IWMI-Central Asia held a meeting with GKU’s Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program on Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia, on October 21, 2016, at the university premises. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of providing students following the master’s degree program at GKU with (a) internships at IWMI, or (b) an opportunity to complete their thesis based on ongoing IWMI projects in the region. GKU were keen to arrange a date for IWMI researchers to give a presentation on the Institute’s current projects in Central Asia. Also, IWMI and GKU agreed to collaborate in conducting a seminar as a joint event in celebration of World Water Day in 2017.

GKU is an international university in Almaty, Kazakhstan, following German academic standards. It is a leading university specializing in Integrated Water Resources Management in the region. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German partner universities support GKU by introducing and adapting innovative German courses of study in Kazakhstan. GKU offers a high-quality education for students who are interested in pursuing a successful career in Economics, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Business and Social sciences.

Left to right: Mr. Sarvarbek Eltazarov (GIS/RS Consultant, IWMI); Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta (German-Kazakh University [GKU]); and Mr. Oyture Anarbekov (Senior Research Officer, IWMI) (Photo: Bekzat Anarbekov)

Left to right: Mr. Sarvarbek Eltazarov (GIS/RS Consultant, IWMI); Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta (German-Kazakh University [GKU]); and Mr. Oyture Anarbekov (Senior Research Officer, IWMI) (Photo: Bekzat Anarbekov)


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