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Newton - Al-Farabi: The Program for Development and Engagement

Within the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Program. the British Council and JSC Science Fund opened the regional Professional Development and Engagement Center on the KAFU basis. It is aimed to connect the East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions.

April 13, the first seminar was held. It discussed the issues of partnership and obtaining PhD within the international "Bolashak" scholarship program. The seminar was attended by Rachel Sarah Kennedy, the manager of the UK Higher Education International Unit for Strategic Partnership (UK), Aitzhamal Mansurov, the project manager, Gainy Esembekova, the director of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science "International Programs Center" JSC Competitive Procedures Department, and also the universities’ faculty and staff members, and master and doctoral students.

The program was created by the UK and Kazakhstan governments in 2014 for five-year term. It is aimed at supporting the research activity in Kazakhstan. Its total budget is £ 20 million, which is generated by the Newton Foundation, managed by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Kazakhstani program coordinator is the JSC Science Fund, and the UK coordinator is the British Council.

Within the program the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan intend to strengthen the present relationships and expand new, stable, systematic relations in the field of research and innovation.

Professional development and collaboration is one of the directions of the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Program. Within this direction, there were established eight centers in the cities and regions of Kazakhstan. The centers are based on the following institutions:

-         Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Public Policy, School of Hummanities and Social Sciences.

-         Kazakh British Technical University

-         Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

-         K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University

-         M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University

-         Kazakh American Free University

-         Baitursynov Kostanay State University

-         Ye. Buketov Karaganda State University

Each center is a regional hub that provides the opportunities for professional skills improvement for researchers, advisors and technicians, along with the opportunity for the researchers to interact with potential customers of scientific findings.

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