Environmental cooperation with Western Colorado University

 27 September 2019

The EKSTU delegation visited Western Colorado University (WCU), which is an example for quality amenities and functionality.

The university is located in approximately the same physical and climatic conditions as ours and is working on research in the field of ecology and environmental protection.

WCU is located in Gunnison, which is not far from Denver, an industrial center of the United States, and here, Earth sciences are well developed.

In the framework of a memorandum signed this year, our university is working on a environmental research in the field of management of greenhouse gases.

The meeting was participated by the President Greg Salsbury, Executive Vice President Mr. Niemi, Director for Global Sustainable Development Dr. Jessica Young, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship Pete Sherman, Dean of the School of Postgraduate Education Cassie Mason, Dean of the SES (School of Environment and Sustainable Development) John Hausdorfer, Representatives of the School of Graduate Studies, Representatives of the Faculty of Geology Liz Petrie and Brad Burton and HAPLab Coordinators Christina Buchanan and Lance Dullek.

As a result of meeting discussions, it was agreed to work on a joint research for studying geological composition of Altai and the Rocky Mountains with further correlation of the geological formations.

It was also agreed to collaborate on joint research and academic activity for sustainable environmental management.

With specialists in the field of economics, we agreed on organizing internships for WCU master students on the basis of the EKSTU with the purpose to transfer their entrepreneurial experience to Kazakhstani students, which would be useful for startup projects. The university has a unique campus - we have been studying successful experience of organizing university campuses for a long time, to make something similar at our university. Here, we saw something truly beautiful - convenient design of buildings and areas of the university. 

The interior of the buildings impressed with coziness, comfort, environmental friendliness and lack of excessive formality. It is a good example to follow.