Enhancement of Higher Education and Corporate Sectors Integration in Accordance with New Social Environment

Project Overview

Project Title Enhancement of Higher Education and Corporate Sectors Integration in Accordance with New Social Environment
Project Number Erasmus+ 574060-EPP-1-2016-1-KZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 814.044
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
• University Nice-Sofia Antipolis (France)
• Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
• University of West Hungary (Hungary)
• Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
• LN. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)
• Ministry of Education of Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
• Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Russia)
• Samara State University of Economics (Russia)
• Orel State University (Russia)
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Russia)
• Kazakhstan Association for Engineering Education (Kazakhstan)
• Social Agency Orel Region Branch “Free Economic Company of Russia” (Russia)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (project coordinator), info@kaznu.kz
Beneficiary Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The current world economic situation and ongoing social changes, create special needs for education systems to satisfy. Growth of competition and widespreading of IT has a significant impact on educational process and increased the need for closer ties between business activities and university knowledge. But the real progress is slow due to the growing gap between the expectations of employers and competencies of graduates, as well as the obstacles in making a link between businesses and universities in partner countries. The absence of State level benchmark of such cooperation in partner countries leads to huge and unnecessery controversy.

Main aim of the project: to enhance business-HEI cooperation in consortium countries by changing the paradigm of education in line with Bologna process requirements.

Project Objectives
  • To locate gaps between partner universities experience in cooperation and interconnection of the study process with business practices and corporate supervision.
  • To identify the current professional and learning outcome structure required by modern employers in partner countries through in-depth research.
  • To introduce a new system of HEI – Business interaction based on leading practices of European Universities with combination of practical-oriented teaching and through involvement of business into the study process.
  • To retrain teaching staff for fulfilling new roles in the changed learning environment and applying active teaching methods in shaping the future employee capacities.
  • To contribute to elaboration of new generation of methodological documentation supporting the HEI-Business interaction system.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Not Assigned

  • Elaboration of comparative analysis.
  • Research on employers’ requirements on graduate competence in Russia and Kazakhstan.
  • Analysis of Russian and Kazakh legislation with the benchmark to legislation in EU countries.
  • Formulation of recommendations aiming at improvement of current legislation for Ministries of Education.
  • Development of national strategy and priorities.
Project Results
  • The communication of universities and businesses in the field of social development improved.
  • Cooperation between HEIs and businesses strengthened.

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