Advancing Models of Best Practice in Internationalization of Higher Education in Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title Advancing Models of Best Practice in Internationalization of Higher Education in Kazakhstan
Project Number N/A
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2014–December 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Aida Sagintayeva, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (Principal Investigator), asagintayeva@nu.edu.kz
  • Lynne Parmenter, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (Co-Principal Investigator), parmenter@nu.edu.kz
  • Jason Sparks, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (Co-Principal Investigator), sparks@nu.edu.kz
  • Sulushash Kerimkulova, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, skerimkulova@nu.edu.kz
  • Aisi Li, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, aisi@nu.edu.kz
  • Adil Ashirbekov, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, +7(7172)70-66-27; aashirbekov@nu.edu.kz
  • Zakir Jumakulov, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, jumakulov@nu.edu.kz
  • Sholpan Tazabek, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, sholpan.tazabek@nu.edu.kz
Beneficiary Nazarbayev University

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

This project aims at understanding trends of internationalization in Kazakhstan’s higher education sector, given the current era of national, regional and global policy agendas for HE internationalization. Specifically, this mixed methods study explored ways Kazakhstani universities undertake reforms and changes in three key areas (namely, institutional engagement, teaching and learning, internationalization of academic research).

Project Objectives
  • To identify potential challenges that the Kazakhstani government and higher education institutions face.
  • To understand trends of internationalization in Kazakhstan’s higher education sector.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange
Occupational Field Economy, Trade, Business and Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

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Activities
  • Analysis of available documents, reports, and datasets so as to develop a preliminary understanding of the scope, magnitude, evolution, and parameters of the internationalization of higher education in Kazakhstan (MoES, Center for Bologna Process and Academic Mobility).
  • Analysis of internationalization strategies in Kazakhstan and abroad.
  • Analysis on internationalization strategies at the national and institutional levels.
  • Conducting a mapping survey of all higher education institutions in Kazakhstan on the annual basis.
  • Exploring current perceptions and engagement in internationalization of Kazakhstani higher education institutions.
Project Results
  • Best international practices in internationalization shared.
  • National legal framework in internationalization analysed.
  • A mapping survey of all Kazakhstani universities conducted.
  • A set of policy recommendations provided.

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