Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Internationalization as a Strategic Factor in the Development of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Context of Socio-Economic Globalization

Internationalization as a Strategic Factor in the Development of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Context of Socio-Economic Globalization

Internationalization as a strategic factor in the development of education and science in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the environment of socio-economic globalization

Status: completed, 2014-2016

Research Team

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education

Dr. Aida Sagintayeva (Co-Principal Investigator)
Dr. Kadisha Dairova (Co-Principal Investigator)
Marina Kishkentayeva
Adil Ashirbekov
Zakir Jumakulov

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Dr. Laura Perna (Co-Principal Investigator)
Dr. Bryan Gopaul
Kata Orosz

Project Summary

The study was a collaborative research project conducted by Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) and its strategic partner the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education (Penn GSE) during the period of 2011-2013. The study aimed to understand the role of a government-sponsored student mobility program in promoting human capital development. One component of the project utilizes case study analyses to examine the forces that influence participation in and benefits of one particular government-sponsored international student-mobility program: the Bolashak program sponsored by the Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A second component of the program is designed to understand the characteristics of international student mobility programs that are sponsored by governments worldwide. For this project component, the research team collected data from websites and other sources to produce a database of government-sponsored mobility programs operating worldwide. We used the data collected to construct a typology of available programs and, consequently, generate a mechanism for facilitating cross-national comparisons. Additional information about this project can be found following this link.

Publications

Sagintayeva, A. & Kurakbayev, K. (2012) The Impact of Global Higher Education Rankings on Higher Education Management and Policy in Kazakhstan. Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 6. No.2. pp. 47-57.  

Ashirbekov, A., Jumakulov, Z. (2012). К вопросу о маркетинге в стратегиях интернационализации высшего образования [Marketing in the strategies for the internationalization of higher education]. ‘Humanitarian education in the modern world: challenges and perspectives’ International Conference Proceedings. 387-390.

Sagintayeva, A. & Kurakbayev, K. (2013) Internationalisation of Higher Education in Central Asia: the Case of Kazakhstan. In Stiasny, M. and Gore, M. (2013) (eds) Going Global: Identifying Trends and Drivers of International Education. Emerald: Bingley, UK. pp. 17-27.

Dairova, K., Jumakulov, Z., & Ashirbekov, A. (2013). Government support for student mobility: the case of Kazakhstan’s international scholarship program ‘Bolashak’. Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum Conference Proceedings. 92-101.

Sagintayeva, A., Ashirbekov, A. (2013). Интернационализация высшего образования: национальный и институциональный подходы [Internationalization of higher education: national and institutional approaches]. Reports of the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 5. 05-110

Ashirbekov, A. K., Jumakulov, Z. D., & Lisnyak, S. M. (2013). Определение факторов участия казахстанских студентов в международных стипендиальных программах [Identifying the factors influencing the participation of Kazakhstan students in international scholarship programs]. Journal of Educational Sciences, 40(3). 36-45.

Perna L. W., Orosz K., Gopaul B., Kishkentayeva M., Jumakulov Z., Ashirbekov A. (2014) Promoting human capital development: A typology of international scholarship programs in higher education. Educational Researcher, 43, 63-73.

Perna L., Orosz K., Jumakulov Z. Kishkentayeva M., Ashirbekov A. (2015). Understanding the programmatic and contextual forces that influence participation in a government-sponsored international student-mobility program. Higher Education, 69, 173-188.