11 June 2018

Al Farabi Kazakh National University reinforces commitment towards global citizenship

11 June 2018 - United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), in partnership with the Almaty Cluster Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO Almaty), has designed and implemented a course on Globalization and Global Citizenship.

The course involved scholars and practitioners from the United Nations and non-governmental organizations in exploring global citizenship not only by teaching about the latest intellectual discussions on the topic, but also by introducing a series of practical case studies and addressing the cultural, economic and social dimensions of globalization, among other topics.

A central aim of the course is to introduce students to current trends in globalization, to familiarize them with research management projects and to develop their writing and research skills. The Globalization and Global Citizenship course took place in line with the commitment of KazNU with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 4 on Quality Education.

Just last month, the Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Sustainable Develpment (ISD) was launched by this UNAI member institution with the particular focus of working on global projects related to the SDGs, including sustainable energy. “All kinds of human activities are connected with the theme of sustainable development today”, noted Professor Galym Mutanov, Rector of KazNU.

KazNU also recently co-organized at United Nations Headquarters in New York an event entitled "Educating younger generations on global citizenship through intercultural literacy"  to discuss the challenges of global citizenship.