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Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum – 2015

Graduate Employability in the 21st Century

Overview session

Openning speech: Aslan Sarinzhipov, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Moderator: Rakhman Alshanov, President of the Association of Higher Educational Institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rector, "Turan" University, Kazakhstan

Keynote speaker: Hugh Lauder, Professor of Education and Political Economy, University of Bath, UK

Panelists:

- Berik Kamaliyev, Vice-President,  JSC, National Company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” (“Kazakhstan Railways”), Kazakhstan

- Erezhep Mambetkaziyev, President, Kazakh-American Free University, Kazakhstan  

- Timothy Miller, General Director, Tengizchevroil, Kazakhstan


1. Panel session: Global Skills

Moderator: Simon Jones, Provost, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Keynote speaker: Jamil Salmi, A Global Tertiary Education Expert, Morocco

Panelists:

- Seeram Ramakrishna, Director, Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore, Singapore

- Jamilya Nurmanbetova, First Vice-Rector, Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

- Duncan van Bergen,Vice President and Country Chair, Shell, Kazakhstan


2. Panel session: Perceptions of Employability, Skills and Individual Aspiration in a Diversifying Economy

Moderator: Alan Ruby, Senior Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, USA

Keynote speaker: Alper Akdeniz, Managing Partner for Eurasia, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Kazakhstan

Panelists:

- Arstan Gazaliyev, Rector, Karaganda State Technical University, Kazakhstan

- Kanysh Tuleushin, Member of Managing Board, Managing Director, Baiterek National Holding, Kazakhstan

- Stavros Yiannouka, Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Qatar

- Aida Sagintayeva, Chief Executive Director, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Kazakhstan


3. Panel session: University-Employer-Community Relationships

Moderator: Loretta O'Donnell, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Keynote speaker: Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman of the Board Executive Committee, University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyzstan

Panelists:

- Matthew Hartley, Professor, Higher Education Division, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, USA

- Abdrakhman Naizabekov, Rector, Rudny Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan

- Ivan Klimenko, President, LLP "Stopharm", Kazakhstan

4. Panel session: Role of TVET in Education

Moderator: Sabyrzhan Madeyev, Director, Department for Modernization of Vocational and Post-secondary Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Keynote speaker: Geoff Hayward, Head of Education Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK

Panelists:

- Kadyrbek Boribekov, Deputy Chairman, “Kassipkor” National Holding, Kazakhstan

- Rainer Goertz, Senior Expert TVET, GIZ Kazakhstan

- Marlen Mirzabekov, Chairman of the Management Board, LLP "Kazzinc Holdings", Kazakhstan

- Shokan Orazalin, Director, “Higher Technical School of Shchuchinsk” State Municipal, Kazakhstan


5. Panel session: Student Transitions and Careers Guidance

Moderator: Kadisha Dairova, Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Cooperation, Nazarbayev University, Kazakshtan

Keynote speaker: Dina Askarova, Student, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Panelists:

- David Bridges, Professor, University of Cambridge, UK

- Sultan Imanzhan, Student, College of Transport and Communication, Kazakhstan

- Assel Mukhametzhanova, PhD student, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Kazakhstan


Closing session:

Moderator: Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Speakers:

- Isak Froumin, Academic Director, HSE Institute of Education, Russia

- Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills, University of Warwick, UK