The Center for Natural Resources and Sustainability (CRS) at the Kazakh-German University (DKU) was established to consolidate education and applied research for sustainable societies in the Central Asian Region. 

We apply innovative approaches along the three main tracks:
1.) Generation, transfer and exchange of knowledge, technologies, know-hows and competencies;
2.) Education;
3.) Networking with academic communities to enhance the water-energy-land-ecosystems-mobility nexus against the backdrop of climate change in Central Asia. 

One of the main directions of the Center's activity is capacity building of civil servants, expert, and business communities, as well as young professionals and students.

We contribute to constructing a strong and competitive society by imparting the latest tools, knowledge and skills to engage various stakeholders in addressing environmental challenges.  We offer short- and long-term online and/or offline trainings making knowledge ever more accessible and convenient.

  •        Corporate trainings

We conduct trainings for governments, academic institutions and international agencies to ensure the transfer of knowledge on current issues and changes in the policy agenda and legislative framework related to sustainable development.

  •        Trainings for experts, trainers and academicians

We enhance the competencies of experts and trainers in our priority areas, and train them to further enable a skilled transfer of knowledge from one stakeholder to another.  We also offer trainings for subject-matter academicians to update them on international knowledge, skills and technologies. 

  •        Training for students and young professionals
We organize summer and winter schools, academic competitions and study trips for students and young professionals.  We promote business ideas through hackathons and our business incubator.