Publish Date: 03-OCT-2014 10:33 AM

Adil Ashirbekov

Junior researcher 

E-mail Address 

+7 7172 70 66 27 (Direct)

MA in international relations (Gumilyov Eurasian National University)
BA in international relations (Gumilyov Eurasian National University)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Adil Ashirbekov is a junior researcher at the Research Institute of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. He has been part of the international research team on the Project ‘Advancing Models of Best Practice in Internationalization of Higher Education in Kazakhstan’. Adil examines the current state of affairs in national higher education institutions’ internationalization and explores context-specific ways and approaches to development patterns of institutional internationalization. Before joining the Graduate School of Education, Adil did his master’s degree in international relations and also worked at the international office of Gumilyov Eurasian National University University. He has played active part in developing institutional applications for the European Union’s TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS initiatives. Having relevant international-office experience, Adil provided professional support and advised both students and faculty members with academic mobility, academic and research grant applications. Based on his professional experience and academic background, Adil has co-authored articles focused on issues of internationalization of higher education.

Academic Area/Links
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Student experience 
  • Academic mobility 

Research Topics
  • Institutional Engagement in internationalization in Kazakhstan
  • Student experience of studying abroad 

Recent / Current Research Projects
  • Advancing Models of Best Practice in Internationalization of Higher Education in Kazakhstan. Duration: 2014-2016.
  • Rationale for Sponsoring Students to Undertake International Study: An Assessment of National Student Mobility Scholarship Programmes. Duration: ??? 2013.
  • Internationalization as a Strategic Factor in the Development of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Context of Socio-economic Globalization. Duration: 2011-2013.

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