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Last updated: March 26, 2021

March 2, 2021

Adopting Cutting Edge Transport and Logistics Standards in Kazakhstan

Islam Kabdrashitov, an alumnus of the Logistics Department, graduated from the University of International Business in Kazakhstan last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Passionate about international trade and inspired by global online companies, Islam found a job with an international transport and logistics company soon after graduation.

March 1, 2021

Jamila Asanova was 21 years old when Kazakhstan became an independent country. “Kazakhstan was one of the first countries in the Soviet Union where students came together in the central square in Alma-Ata, the then capital of the country, to demand independence. This was in 1986, five years before independence,” said Jamila. 

February 22, 2021

Kazakhstan is among the 30 countries in the world with the highest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). It is elusive and expensive to treat. USAID’s focus has therefore been on introducing new, more effective drugs, shorter treatment regimes, and shortening diagnosis to treatment time.

February 12, 2021

In the internet-age, media and digital literacy has become incredibly important the world over, as people across the globe increasingly rely on the internet for the news and other important information and updates that impact their lives. This is especially true in the era of COVID-19, where businesses and education alike currently take place online, and many societies are still adjusting to life and interactions almost exclusively conducted online. Determining what sources are trustworthy, what news is most truthful, and what videos have not been altered, has never been more important than in today’s polarized environment.

February 10, 2021

Globally, higher education is a critical stage for young women who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While more women enroll in STEM majors today than they have in the past, there is still a significant lack of women’s representation in higher-paying STEM fields in Kazakhstan and many other parts of the world. Many factors, such as social norms, education, and training gaps prevent women from participating in male-dominated fields like STEM. Expanding women’s participation in male-dominated fields leads to significant economic outcomes for women, including expanded formal employment opportunities, higher incomes, and decreased gender disparities.

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