Hungarian-Kazakh Forum of University Top-Managers
On 28 February 2018 Corvinus University of Budapest hosted Hungarian-Kazakh Rectors` Forum; more than 60 HEIs of both countries and representatives of Ministry of Education and Science RK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs RK, Hungary Ministry of Human Resources and Kazakhstan Embassy in Hungary participated.
The aim of the event is to expand universities` academic and research networking, beneficial experience exchange and students` mobility between two countries.
Within the Forum representatives of Abai University had official meetings with top-administration of Hungarian higher education institutions. Abai University rector, Prof.Takir Balykbayev had been hosted by the rector of University of Pecs Prof.Jozsef Bodis. During the meeting they discussed possibilities of mutual partnership in international projects in preparing bachelor students based on teacher education programme, considered suggestions on perspectives of collaboration in designing double-diploma programs of bachelor and master levels, as well as exchange programs of master and doctoral levels.
During the Forum day University of Debrecen was visited by Abai University delegation led by rector Prof.Balykbayev. Within this visit Prof.Balykbayev met with General Vice Rector Akos Pinter. This meeting facilitated to strengthen links in research and education in order to undertake efficient student and staff exchanges between two universities. Finally, the meeting ended with signing Agreement of Cooperation in education and research between Abai University and University of Debrecen.
Furthermore, on 1 March 2018 Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science initiated visit to Eotvos Lorand University, during the visit Abai University representative met with senior administration of University. They presented brief information about universities and discussed the possibilities of a potential cooperation.