On March 19-20, 2018, the partners of the TRUNAK project, the European Association of Universities, held a training seminar for all project participants. 15 participants from Kazakhstan partner universities and 5 participants from European partner universities took part in the seminar. Also, as a non-academic partner the seminar was participated by Ulmira Auezkhanovna Nuralieva, head of the department of medical education of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As guests, the seminar was visited by the head of the project in the European Union of the EACEA agency, Ms. Anne Shpangemacher, and the adviser to the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of Belgium, Ms. Saulekul Saylaukyzy.
During the meeting, the results of studies conducted in 29 European universities on autonomy issues were presented by Mr. Tomas Istermen, Director of the Development Department for Management, Finance and Public Policy and Mrs. Enora Pruvost, Deputy Director. Subsequently, a phased application of this methodology was presented at Kazakhstani universities, and issues related to data collection and analysis and the expected results of this study were discussed. Kazakhstan partners actively participated in the discussion of questionnaires, transparency and clarity of the answers provided, the possibility of inviting other universities that are not in the project to identify the state of autonomy of universities. The results of the study will be discussed in an expanded meeting with all representatives of Kazakhstan universities in November this year.