Aida SagintayevaDean, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University
Doctor Sagintayeva (Ph.D., Ablai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages) is a person who started her professional career from being a faculty at Taraz State University named after M. H. Dulati. Dr. Sagintayeva was a Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at the Eurasian National University. She has been involved in educational research projects at the Ministry of Education and Science on gearing Kazakhstan’s higher education system towards the European three-tiered degree system and has coordinated a ministerial initiative aimed at introducing Western PhD programmes in Kazakhstan. Also she was formerly president of the Bolashak International Scholarship Office. For nowadays Dr. Sagintayeva is an associate professor at L.N. Gumilyov ENU. Dr. Sagintayeva is the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific journal articles and several methodological books dealing with language issues, foreign language education, educational reforms, internationalization of higher education, educational policy, and administration in higher education.