Round table on model of autonomy of universities of the RK

On April 25, 2019 Marat Ospanov West Kazakhstan Medical University in the framework of the III International Scientific and Educational Conference «THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION. PROSPECTION» held a round table Towards the Model of Universities’ Autonomy in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.
The event was organized with the participation of foreign experts and leaders of medical education in Kazakhstan.
There were discussed issues of university autonomy in Kazakhstan and abroad. The speakers of the round table were Andriana Surleva, Associate Professor at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (Bulgaria) Mariana Murdjeva, Professor at the Medical University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), First Vice-Rector (Provost) of Marat Ospanov West Kazakhstan Medical University Marcin Rucinski and Vice-Rector for Clinical and Scientific Work Smagulova G.A. In addition, representatives of the Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Medical University of Plovdiv as well as representatives of higher medical education organizations from the regions of Kazakhstan attended the round table.
The participants discussed challenges of university autonomy dimensions: organizational, staffing, academic and financial. The experience of universities of foreign colleagues aroused keen interest and discussion among all the participants of the round table.