Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Dr. Aida Sagintayeva


Dr. Aida Sagintayeva
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Higher education
Doctor Sagintayeva (Ph.D., Ablai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages) is a person who started her professional career from being a faculty at Taraz State University named after M. H. Dulati. Dr. Sagintayeva was a Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at the Eurasian National University. She has been involved in educational research projects at the Ministry of Education and Science on gearing Kazakhstan’s higher education system towards the European three-tiered degree system and has coordinated a ministerial initiative aimed at introducing Western PhD programmes in Kazakhstan. Also she was formerly president of the Bolashak International Scholarship Office. For nowadays Dr. Sagintayeva is an associate professor at L.N. Gumilyov ENU. Dr. Sagintayeva is the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific journal articles and several methodological books dealing with language issues, foreign language education, educational reforms, internationalization of higher education, educational policy, and administration in higher education. 
Research activities:
Dr. Sagintayeva leads three research projects as principle investigator at NUGSE Research Institute: 
Research Project: “Development of Models of Best Practices of Internationalization of Higher Education in Kazakhstan (2014 – 2016)”.
Research Project: “Development of Models of Best Practices of Academic Leadership and Management in Higher Education Institutions of Kazakhstan (2014-2016)”
Research Project: “Development of Strategic Directions for Education Reforms in Kazakhstan for 2015–2020”.
Selected publications for last years:
  • Sagintayeva, A. (2014) Educational Reform and Internationalization: The case of School Reform in Kazakhstan. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Sagintayeva, A., Kurakbayev, K. (2013) Internationalization of higher education in Central Asia: the Kazakhstan context. In Stiasny, M. and Gore, T. (eds) (2013) Identifying Trends and Drivers of International Education. London: Emerald. (in press).
  • Sagintayeva, A., Kurakbayev, K. (2013) The impact of global higher education rankings on the governmental policy in Kazakhstan: challenges and prospects. IREG-6 Conference proceedings: The Academic Rankings and Advancement of Higher Education - Lessons from Asia and Other Regions. Taipei 18-21 April 2012. 
  • Sagintayeva, A. (2013) Phraseologies in diverse structured languages: typology and national-cultural peculiarities. Nauchnoe izdanie, Astana. 
  • Sagintayeva, A. (2012) The Impact of Global University Rankings on Higher Education Management and Policy in Kazakhstan. Evaluation in Higher Higher Education, HEEACT & Airiti Inc. December 2012, 6(2).
  • Sagintayeva, A. (2012) Conceptualization of a world in lexical system /Conseptualizaciya mira v leksicheskoi sisteme/. Whole Russian scientific-practical conference, 19-21October  2012. «Kazan State University» Department for general linguistics and linguistic-culture of Institute for philology and art KFU, 2012.
  • Sagintayeva, A. (2011) Modern university management and traditional academic freedoms. Conference on Contemporary Trends in Education -2011. Proceedings. November 17-18, 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana: Foliant, 2011, p.168.