Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education



Students discussed topical issues of higher education with the director of NUGSE Professional development programs

Within the framework of the Fundamentals of Higher Education course for new students of the graduate program with a specialization in higher education, a meeting was held with Zhanyl Zhontayeva, the director of NUGSE Professional development programs. Over the past few years, more than 11 thousand university employees from Kazakhstani universities, as well as neighboring countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and the Russian Federation - have been trained at advanced training courses organized by the department headed by Zhanyl Alpamysovna. 

During the meeting, Zhanyl Zhontayeva discussed topical issues of higher education with students, since conducting advanced training courses for 6-7 universities a year, close professional interaction with thousands of university employees, including middle and senior management personnel – department directors, provosts, vice-chancellors allows her and NUGSE professors participating in the courses to stay up to date with the country's higher education.   

Undoubtedly, the students benefited greatly from the meeting with Zhanyl Zhontayeva and were able to find out for themselves what problematic issues in the field of higher education may become a research topic for a master's thesis in the future.