Seminar series “Entrepreneurship University” and “Research University”

2017-01-09

Germany, the Netherlands, 12.06. – 18.06.2016

Germany, the Netherlands, 03.07. – 09.07.2016

Hong Kong, 03.07. – 09.07.2016

Seminar series “Entrepreneurship University” and “Research University”

Study tours for senior and middle management of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a part of the second state of the public action plan for industrial and innovation development on the subject of “Entrepreneurship University” and “Research University”.

In June and July 2016 the INTAMT Academy organized three study tours on the topic of “Entrepreneurship University” and “Research University” for senior and middle management of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a part of the second stage of the public action plan for industrial and innovation development of Kazakhstan for 2015 - 2019. The public action plan was approved by the presidential decree No. 874 dated August 1st 2014. Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK) acted as commissioners and coordinators of the study tours. Senior and middle managers of leading Kazakh universities took part in the study tours.

Study tour goals: Studying main fields of activities of leading international entrepreneurship and research universities:

1.1. Vision, mission, operation framework and goals of entrepreneurship universities.

1.2. Practice-oriented education methods and technologies.

1.3. Organization of research and innovation.

1.4. Activities to involve students and postgraduates to research and innovation activities inside the curriculum.

1.5. Key directions and infrastructure for research and innovation support. 

1.6. Work practices of infrastructure services to support research and innovation.

1.7. Experiences in opening startups run by University students and alumni.

1.8. Experiences in commercialization of research and innovation projects and collaboration between the University and manufacturing business companies.

From June 12th to 18th 2016, 25 rectors, professors and teachers from Kazakh universities explored innovative approaches at entrepreneurship universities of the Netherlands (University of Twente, Hanze University of Applied Science) and Germany (University of Münster).

From July 3rd to 9th 2016, 25 rectors, professors and teachers from Kazakh universities explored innovative approaches at research universities of Germany (RWTH Aachen University; University of Applied Science Düsseldorf) and the Netherlands (Maastricht University).

From July 3 to 9, 2016 25 rectors, professors and teachers from Kazakh universities explored innovative approaches at research universities of Hong Kong (Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of science and technology, City University of Hong Kong).

During the study tour the participants received comprehensive information on best practices of leading entrepreneurship and research universities in Germany, the Netherlands and Hong Kong, necessary for their implementation at Kazakh universities. Study tour participants showed great commitment in studying the materials supplied. According to the feedback of British and Kazakh coordinators as well as of the participants, the study tours were carried out at a high scientific and organizational level.   

The goals of the study tours can be considered accomplished. 

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