Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education



GSE Professors give invited talk at the Kazakh National Women’s Training University

The Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University arranged a half day seminar for GSE faculty—Professor Naureen Durrani and Dr Zumrad Kataeva on  November the 8th 2019. GSE professors presented findings from their ongoing research on ‘Gender and Schooling in Kazakhstan’. Senior academics and gender researchers from universities across Almaty, as well as NGOs focussing on gender participated in the seminar. Gulzhan Orazaeva, Vice-rector for Research and Innovation opened the seminar and shared the research activities of her institution. Professor Naureen Durrani shared emerging findings from the team’s analysis of textbooks and qualitative studies of schools. Dr Zumrad Kataeva presented on the research, objectives and activities of the Consortium of Gender Scholars at Nazarbayev University. In a lively and interactive discussion, the audience raised a range of issues pertinent to gender in Kazakhstan.  After the seminar, Professor Durrani and Dr Kataeva held a meeting with the vice rector, Lazzat Bulebayeva and her team of Gender Studies Department to identify areas of mutual interests and collaboration. Dr Kataeva and Prof Durrani also visited the Gender Economics Research Center, Narxoz University and discussed collaborative research grants.