About the Program

Information Technologies at Eurasian National University

The Eurasian National University (ENU) was founded in 1996 by N.A. Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The university was named after L.N. Gumilyov, the eminent historian and philosopher, who made major contributions to our understanding of the history of the region.

ENU is located in the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana, a vibrant and fast-growing modern city with dazzling architecture and distinctive cultural landmarks. Astana finds itself in the middle of Eurasian continent, serving as a bridge between Europe and Asia. Thus comes the name for the university. The goal of the university is to educate and train highly qualified workforce of the new generation, taking into account modern requirements of the global expansion of computer and information technologies. The Faculty of Information Technologies is the first department at ENU to organize a cohort of students to participate in this program. ENU is striving to create new international collaborations, develop joint educational programs, and facilitate exchange of undergraduate and graduate students.

Science & Technology Program at UTRGV

Created by Texas State legislation in 2013, UTRGV is the newest addition to the University of Texas System. By combining the resources of the UT Brownsville and UT Pan American, and by building new facilities at both locations, UTRGV becomes a major new University with a distributed campus and diversified student body. Since its initial opening, UTRGV continues to attract highly competitive faculty with the goal of becoming an emerging research institution. The Department of Physics has now 25 full time faculty members conducting research in astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, general relativity, optics, condensed matter, material science and medical physics. Its Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy has long and successful history of participation in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of UTRGV offers a program leading to Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) degree in Science and Technology designed for STEM students and teachers (for more information please visit the page.

Site Visit and Program Discussion at UTRGV April 2016.

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