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ERIC Number: ED546477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-601-7417-19-2
Global Trends in Higher Education and Their Impact on the Region. Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum Conference Proceedings (Astana, Kazakhstan, June 12-13, 2013)
Sagintayeva, Aida, Ed.; Kurakbayev, Kairat, Ed.
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Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education presents conference proceedings of the annual Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum held June 12-13, 2013, at Nazarbayev University. The theme of this year's Forum is "Global Trends in Higher Education and their Impact on the Region". Many internationally-recognized higher education professionals and experts have been invited to share expertise among leaders of academic institutions of the newly independent countries of the post-Soviet Central Asia. At the same time, university presidents, rectors and vice rectors as well as ministerial representatives of Central Asian states have been invited to share their invaluable experience of administering and leading their home institutions in challenging times after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Forum aimed at developing an international dialogue between higher education leaders, policy makers, researchers and practitioners from different parts of the world. We believe this dialogue should be at the heart of collaboration both on individual and institutional levels. Speakers and delegates from more than 30 countries attended the Forum in 2013. Attendees discussed the global trends in higher education and their impact on the region. The Forum has been divided into three plenary sessions: (1) University Leadership, Governance and Accountability; (2) Quality Assurance in Education & Research and Accountability and (3) Trends in Global Educational Hubs. Keynote speeches in these proceedings include: (1) Nazarbayev University as a Flagship University in Kazakhstan (Yerbol Orynbayev); (2) Leading Educational Reforms in Central Asia: The Case of Kazakhstan (Bakytzhan Zhumagulov); (3) Academic Freedoms, Shared Governance and Leadership in Excellent Academic Institutions (Richard Miller); (4) Social Responsibility of Universities (Kent MacDonald). Articles in these proceedings include: (1) Social Responsibility of Universities: The Case of Kazakh National Technical University (Zhexenbek Adilov); (2) The Changing Landscape of International Higher Education (Fatima Zhakypova); (3) A Balancing Act: Achieving Accountability while Ensuring Autonomy (Mary Canning); (4) The Ethical Underpinnings of World Class Universities (Stephen P. Heyneman); (5) Changing Patterns of Higher Education Leadership in Kazakhstan (Aida Sagintayeva); (6) Governance of the US University: Organizational Structure and Changing Power Relationships in Comparative Perspective (Martin Finkelstein and Kairat Kurakbayev); (7) Quality Assurance in Education, Research and Accountability (Tom Boland); (8) The Role of the State in Quality Assurance of Education (Sholpan Kalanova); (9) Frontier Quality Differentials in Hybrid Higher Education (Hamish Coates and Martin Thakur); (10) Quality Assurance in Education & Research and Accountability (David Bridges); (11) Creating an Institutional Ecology that Supports Research (Matthew Hartley); (12) Scientific Excellence and Research Outcome-Based Assessment Approaches (Zhaxybay Zhumadilov); (13) What do Education Cities and Regional Hubs to Offer? (Alan Ruby); (14) Government Support for Student Mobility: the Case of Kazakhstan's International Scholarship Program "Bolashak"; (Kadisha Dairova, Zakir Jumakulov and Adil Ashirbekov); (15) State Support of Student Mobility in Kazakhstan (Sayasat Nurbek); (16) Academic Mobility in Kazakhstan: Rhetoric and Reality (Martin O'Hara); (17) The Relationship between Public Funding & Private Support (Gretchen Dobson); (18) Trends in Higher Education Financing: a View from Bishkek (Andrew Wachtel). It is hoped that the annual Forum's conference proceedings will serve as a valuable resource for higher education leaders, faculty members and policy makers. We invite everyone who is interested in reflecting on the continuities and changes in education development and taking strategic actions to improve their national and local educational environments. Individual papers contain figures and references. [This publication was produced by Nazarbayev University.]
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; United States