On July 1-3, 2019 JSC “S.Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University” (hereinafter - KATU) was visited by professors of the Pennsylvania State University (hereinafter - PSU) Mrs. Tiffany MacQuarrie and Mr. Alan Peslak within the Experiential Digital Global Engagement joint projects frameworks, co-funded by the US Consulate.
The purpose of the visit is the discussion of the work plan for the Experiential Digital Global Engagement project, aimed at the international exchange of experience through Internet technologies between universities.
The meeting was attended by Vice Rector for International Relations of KATU Mogilnyi S.V., Director of Center for the Development of International Cooperation and Multilingual Education Meiramova S.A. and project members.
During the visit, teachers from both universities came to an agreement to develop joint training courses in order to implement two international student projects.
The first project is called “Distribution of ecological groups of plants in the city of Nur-Sultan (Akmola region)”, which will be implemented in the Ecology Department of the KATU (Kazakhstan) and in the Information Sciences and Technologies Department of the PSU (USA) within the “Ecology of plants and animals” and "Application Development" disciplines through Internet technologies since September 2019.
The second project entitled “Working with state standards” will be implemented in the Agriculture and Plant Protection Department of the KATU (Kazakhstan) and in the Department of English language of the PSU (USA) in the disciplines “Crop Production Examination” and “Technical writing” frameworks through Internet technologies since September 2019.
The implementation of these above-mentioned international projects will allow KATU and PSU students to acquire skills in working with modern information technologies and technical documents, and to improve the culture and traditions knowledge of the two countries. Moreover, the joint work of teachers from both universities will deepen the international partnership and will lead to the development of joint online courses, conferences and projects in other areas too.