International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE) Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE) Kazakhstan
Project Number
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2008–
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

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

British Council

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary Kazakh Higher Education Institutions

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

INSPIRE – International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education is a British Council supported project that aims to significantly strengthen academic and research partnerships between the UK and a strategic selection of countries in Central & South Asia, including: Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. INSPIRE recognises that many UK Higher Education institutions and Central & South Asian Higher Education Institutions may have a limited awareness of their counterparts. An important part of our project is to help institutions gain knowledge and to provide active support in helping them to develop strategic relationships. In order to assist institutions to develop new links INSPIRE is offering a number of grants of up to £2,000 to support strategic partnership discussions between UK institutions and potential partner institution located in Kazakhstan. Priority Subject Areas: – Environment and Climate Change – Biotechnology – Economic Sciences – Aeronautical Science and Engineering

Project Objectives

What are the aims of a Strategic Partnerships?
– to strengthen links between UK and participating countries in Central & South Asia,
– to raise the profile of innovative and high quality partnerships between the UK and participating countries,
– etc.

Policy Dialogues aim to:
– bring together a unique mix of policy makers and practitioners to contribute to the development of HE policies of national and international relevance,
– strengthen partnership and collaboration between the UK and countries in Central & South Asia including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

The Leadership Programme aims to:
– increase international cooperation between the UK and universities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Pakistan,
– to contribute to the continuing evolution of universities in participating countries.

The purpose of the Talented Researcher Programme is to support early stage researchers, aimed mainly at doctorate and post graduate level students.

It aims to equip individuals with valuable skills they need to build international research careers, sustain research networks and to encourage international collaboration.

Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Mobility and international exchange, Quality assurance
Occupational Field Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE) Uzbekistan

Project Results

INSPIRE: International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education

Manchester Metropolitan University – Auezov South Kazakhstan State University
University of Nottingham – Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
The University of Reading – Kainar University
University of Birmingham – Kazakh-British Technical University

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