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Kazakhstan marks 10 years as part of the Bologna Process

Forum - 20-21 October 2020

Kazakhstan has been a member of the Bologna Process for 10 years and marked the occasion with a virtual forum on 20 and 21 October 2020. Over 200 people participated.

The MCO Secretary General David Lock was one of those who welcomed participants along with the Minister for Education and Scientific Research and others. He was also a keynote speaker looking at the new MCU 2020, the reasons why it was developed and the greater importance of values in leading institutions in the current uncertain times.

Some 70 Kazakhstan Universities have now signed the Magna Charta Universitatum. The intention of the State is for universities to become more autonomous so that they can play a full part in society and the achievement of national objectives.

The Communique from the forum states that ‘the academic and managerial autonomy of universities has been expanded’. And that ‘Universities independently develop educational programs based on the needs of the economy’.

It goes on to say that ‘The Republic pays special attention to the development of the international dimension of higher education.’ And that ‘The universities of Kazakhstan are actively involved in international projects.’ ‘The Erasmus+ programme plays a special role in the integration of Kazakhstani universities into the EHEA and involves 74 universities.’

Kazakhstan and its universities were wished well by the speakers and participants and forum participants emphasized the importance of cooperation with the Bologna Process countries in the modernization of higher education systems in Central Asia and invited the EHEA member states to share their experience in the establishment and operation of the Central Asian zone of the Bologna Process.

Published on 6 November 2020