UW–Madison Signs MOU with Republic of Kazakhstan
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with members of a delegation from the New University of Astana in the Republic of Kazakhstan during a meeting in Martin's office on March 4, 2010. Pictured left to right are Gilles Bousquet, dean of UW-Madison's Division of International Studies; Yerbol Orynbayev, deputy prime minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Martin; Aslan Sarinzhipov, CEO of the New University of Astana; and Uli Schamiloglu, UW-Madison professor and chair of Central Asian Studies. The MOU pledges a feasibility study, led by the UW-Madison's Division of International Studies in cooperation with the College of Letters & Science, intended to create the New University of Astana's School of Humanities and Social Science by summer 2010. Schamiloglu will head the study, which will include other UW faculty and staff.
Photo by: Jeff Miller