The Washington State University Carson College of Business has been awarded $20,000 by the American Councils for International Education to build partnerships with Kazakhstani universities in an effort to strengthen business education and collaborative research.
Carson College faculty members Sung Ahn, associate dean of international programs, and Jessica Cassleman, assistant dean for international programs, will travel to Kazakhstan in May 2019 for a two‑week site visit to meet with peer researchers and explore strategic partnerships.
Carson College faculty members are also hopeful the trip will be the beginning of a long‑lasting relationship between WSU and Kazakhstani universities, with the aiming of bringing more doctoral students to the US to study and conduct research at WSU.
“By partnering with universities at the global level and collaborating with researchers of emerging economies, the Carson College of Business will strengthen its international business programs through collaborative research projects and faculty‑led programs with international business and MBA students,” said Ahn.
Ahn added that once the Carson College team completes its initial assessment, they will select faculty members from two Kazakhstani universities to join them in Pullman and develop a strategic plan for ongoing collaboration.
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