Building a Global Center of Educational Excellence: The Case of Kazakh National University

Monday, February 15, 2010
6:00pm
Room 1510 International Affairs Building

The Harriman Institute and Eurasia Initiative (EI) student group present a talk in the Harriman Institute Central Asia Lecture Series by Professor Bakytzhan Zhumagulov, Vice-Chancellor of Kazakh National University, about the recent changes in the education system in Kazakhstan and how Kazakh National University is reforming to becoming one of the top universities in the region.

Bakytzhan Zhumagulov is one of the most accomplished scholars and education specialists in Kazakhstan. He has authored seven scholarly books and more than a hundred academic articles, winning numerous national and international awards in the fields of science, technology and education. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Zhumagulov contributes to intellectual and policy debates about the future of the education system in Kazakhstan.

Introduction by Rafis Abazov.

For further info and questions, please contact Rafis Abazov, ra2044@columbia.edu.