From March 4th until March 8th the Lublin University of Technology, Poland hosted the third workshop on the creation of a model of university autonomy within the framework of the project “Transition to University Autonomy in Kazakhstan” (TRUNAK) with participation of partner institutions. The first seminar was held at the base of the Lund University, Sweden from 4.02.19-08.02.19, second from February 25th until March 1st the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. These workshops were held as part of the implementation of Work Package 2.1. Discussion groups on university autonomy.
Moderators of the workshop were professor Anar Turmukhambetova, Vice-rector on strategic development, science and international cooperation of Karaganda Medical University together with Dr. David Taylor, Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) in London.
The workshop was divided into two parts: in the first half of the day European partners presented the concepts and principles of autonomy in European universities, in the afternoon, work in small groups led by foreign experts.
On the last day, the working groups presented recommendations on the reform process and amendments to the regulatory and legal acts of Kazakhstan. Reports on academic, organizational, personnel and financial autonomy of universities in Kazakhstan will be reviewed by working groups at the seminar in Atyrau State University named after Kh. Dosmukhamedov, which will be held from 15.05.2019-17.05.2019 for designing a basic model of autonomy.