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Educational conference and exhibition - BOLASHAK ALUMNI REUNION CONFERENCE AND EDUCATION FAIR ? is the first event of a global scale hold in Kazakhstan, which provides a demonstration of the capacity of the educational market of the country to foreign partners of the «Bolashak» scholarship.

During the meeting, the Minister of Education and Science A.Sarinzhipov discussed the prospects of educational programs development in the light of the new economic policy «Nurly Jol», articulated in the address of the president Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan.

Participants of the event developed joint positions of Kazakhstan’s entering the 30 most developed countries of the world.

Such issues as new initiatives of the «Bolashak» program, questions of external academic mobility effectiveness, development of the scientific potential of Kazakhstan universities and their internationalization were discussed during the Conference.

Among panelists were: Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aslan Sarinzhipov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbaev, president of the AEO «Nazarbayev University» Shigeo Katsu, Vice President of the AEO «Nazarbayev University» - Kadisha Dairova, president of the JSC «Center for International Programs» - Gani Nygymetov and international experts: deputy dean of the University of Nanjing (China) - Xiao Ju, outreach and development director of the New York Film Academy (USA) - Jack Newman, and others.

For recruiting company and presentation of current models of international academic programs «Bolashak Education Fair 2014» exhibition was hold during the event. As expected, in the long term BARCEF 2014 may grow into the largest exhibition of education in the CIS.

According to the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aslan Sarinzhipov: «The main purpose of the event is to set new trends in the long-term partnerships and consolidation of the program participants, as well as establish channels of feedback».            

The conference and exhibition was attended by over 4 thousand people, among them - alumni, representatives of more than 20 leading educational institutions of the country, domestic companies. Also, for the first time more than 40 representatives of foreign partner universities, hosting scholars, met in Astana.