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Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum - 2014

Successful Universities: what are they and how to build one?

1. Panel session: What is a Successful University?

Keynote speakerAslan Sarinzhipov, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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

Panelists:

William Boulding, Dean, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA

Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Amantai NurmagambetovRector, Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Kazakhstan

Humphrey Tonkin, President Emeritus, University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Jan Vermunt, Deputy Head, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK


2. Panel session: How to Build a Successful University: new or from existing?

Keynote speaker: Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, Office for Fair Access, UK

Moderator: Simon Jones, Provost, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Panelists:

Mary Canning, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland

Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, Rector, International Business Academy, Kazakhstan

Stavros Yiannouka, Senior Advisor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore


3. Panel sessionStudents' Perspective on Successful University

Keynote speaker: Rok Primožič, Chairperson, European Students’ Union, Belgium

ModeratorTimothy Reagan, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Panelists:

Guldana AkhmetovaPhD student, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Askhat OralovMaster's student, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

Kamila Rollan, Undergraduate student, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Liz Winter, University Lecturer, Cambridge University, UK

Angela Yiu, Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University, Japan

Bakyt ZlobinMaster's student, Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Kazakhstan


4. Panel session: Faculty's Perspective on Successful University

Keynote speakerFatima Zhakypova, National Educational Expert, Kazakhstan

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

Panelists:

Matthew Hartley, Chair, Higher Education Division, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Kanybek Isakov, Rector, Osh State University, Kyrgyz Republic

Beibit Mamrayev, Rector, Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University, Kazakhstan

Rustem OmarovChair, Biotechnology and Microbiology Department, Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

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


5. Panel sessionSuccessful Research Universities

Keynote speaker: Simon Jones, Provost, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Moderator: Dennis de Tray, Advisor to President, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Panelists:

Zhexenbek Adilov, Rector, Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, Kazakhstan

Jennifer FrancisSenior Associate Dean for Programs, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA

Zhumakhan Myrkhalykov, Rector, Auezov South Kazakhstan State University, Kazakhstan