The program MDP / Global Classroom program on Sustainable Development invites everyone


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The program MDP / Global Classroom program on Sustainable Development invites everyone on the open day for students of Al Farabi KazNU.  

The MDP in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global economic, political and legal challenges to sustainable development. They will learn about UN activity, globalization, environmental problems, New Media and ICT, as well as energy and green economy.

The program is implementedatAl-Farabi Kazakh National Universityand it is designed for the training of youngspecialists who are ableto become leadersof the XXI centuryin Kazakhstan andwill work in the international organizations and private and public companies.

Leading educators, researchers and policy-practitioners preparing students to develop leadership skills, systematic analytical thinking and high-quality managerial expertise, emphasizing the competencies required by the complex development of the rapidly globalizing world. 

Academic exchanges with the best universities in the USA, Hong Kong and Europe will help to students to develop the complex knowledge of world’s processes (10 short-term fellowships MDP and 5 long-term scholarships (for a semester).

The Curriculum has been formulated, conceptualized and assessed by the International Board of Advisors with contribution from the MDP global network partner institutions from around the world.

Practical field experience and expertise development are offered as a part of learning experience through case studies or capstone projects. This includes work on local, regional, national and international projects.The students have a choice of being involved in case studies and capstone projects on an individual basis or as team-based groups. Some projects are completed by joint teams from two or more institutions in the MDP network.

Master students have an option to spend one entire semester at an MDP partner institution taking course-credits towards an MDP degree.

Admission and Academic Process

Admission to the MDP / Global Classroom at Al Farabi KazNU is competitive, based on academic excellence and professional interests and experience. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution. All students will be required to show proficiency in the English language. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a non-English language institution will be required to take the IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent or interview.

How to Apply?

All candidateswill need to downloadandfill out a form, send to thefollowingaddress:

(We will announce the exact format and conditions of the applications in August 2017)

Location: an audience of 308 rector's office in Al-Farabi KazNU

Time: August 12, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm.