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DKU Celebrates Graduation of SMREEE Master’s Program

The German-Kazakh University (DKU) was filled with pride and jubilation as it hosted the graduation ceremony for the first cohort of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Master's program. This significant event, held on June 26th, marked a milestone for the program and its graduates, who have paved the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

Under the guidance of Head of the program, Alexey Kobzev, the graduates have dedicated themselves to honing their skills and expanding their knowledge in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout their intensive program. Their unwavering dedication and hard work have positioned them as trailblazers in this crucial industry, equipping them to tackle the pressing challenges of climate change with confidence and expertise.

The ceremony commenced with warm congratulations from the President of DKU, Dr. Volrad Rommel, who expressed his pride in the accomplishments of the graduates. Dr. Rommel's words underscored the importance of their role in shaping a sustainable future and urged them to utilize their expertise to drive positive change.

In a show of international support, His Excellency Daniel Rosenblum, the Ambassador of the United States to Kazakhstan, extended his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates. This gesture highlighted the significance of the program in the global context and showcased the fruitful collaboration between DKU and international partners.

Assel Azhibayeva, the Rector of the Kazakh-German University, took the stage to deliver a speech that encapsulated the essence of the graduates' journey. She emphasized the importance of their achievements, not only as individuals but also as catalysts for progress in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, the Vice-President for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development of DKU, continued the series of speeches, highlighting the university's commitment to promoting sustainable development and fostering global cooperation.

The ceremony reached its pinnacle with an inspiring speech by Deputy Chief of Party USAID Power Central Asia Activity, Managed by Tetra Tech, Bayan Abylkairova. Abylkairova's words echoed the significance of the graduates' role in driving the energy transition in Central Asia, reminding them of the impact they could make in shaping the region's sustainable future.

As the names of the graduates were called out one by one, the hall reverberated with applause and cheers. Liana Baiseit, Mohammad Faisal Kashifi, Manzura Qadamalieva, Madina Kosimova, Hamida Rahmikhudoeva, Yedige Tagayev, Lyale Orazova, and Adilet Tolongutov took center stage, their smiles radiating with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation for the challenges that lie ahead.

The graduation ceremony was not only a celebration of the graduates' achievements but also a testament to DKU's commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the field of renewable energy. As these passionate individuals venture into their professional careers, they carry with them the knowledge and skills necessary to drive sustainable progress and combat climate change.

The future looks brighter with the graduating class of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Master's program at DKU. Their dedication, coupled with the unwavering support of faculty, staff, and international partners, has positioned them as torchbearers of change in the energy sector. Together, they will pave the way for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious world.