Anastasia Mezhanova, a 4th course student of the faculty of Economics and law at the Zhubanov University, begins her post in social networks with these words. Describing her participation in the academic mobility program, she stresses that it is “an invaluable experience, a huge baggage of knowledge and new friends.” Last year, the student studied at one of the most prestigious universities of Bashkortostan, Bashkir State University, and now under the program Erasmus+ is studying in Poland (Katowice) in the upper Wojciech Korfanty Silesian higher school of Economics.
In addition to Anastasia, hundreds of students of Zhubanov University receive the opportunity to study abroad every year. This academic year there were more than 120 such lucky people.
Today Zhubanov University started registration for participation in training programs in universities in the USA, China, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, etc. for 2019-2020yy.
As part of the opening of the season “Study abroad” was a presentation of foreign partner universities, which today there are about 130. In 2018 alone, 34 memorandums were signed with higher education institutions and organizations in the field of education and science from 9 countries of the world.
In addition, the participants of the event were presented an exhibition of language centers working at the Zhubanov University. It should be noted that in-depth study of foreign languages is the main component of participation in the program of academic mobility of students and teachers, so the University offers courses in English, Chinese (Confucius Institute), Korean (Korean language Center), Turkish and Polish (Polish culture and language Center). In 2018, about 700 students and teachers attended foreign language courses, including 534 students-Chinese language courses, 45 students-Korean language courses, 54 students-Turkish language courses, 21 students-Polish language courses and 22 people attended summer language courses with teachers from the UK, invited with the support of the center for international programs “Bolashak”.
According to the Director of the Center for international cooperation Gulzhan Shokym, another important indicator of the international activities of the University is the teaching staff exchange and attracting foreign scientists: “In 2018 were invited 18 scholars from abroad for lectures and workshops, scientific and methodical seminars, master classes and round tables, guidance of thesis of PhD students, participation in scientific research of the University. 4 teachers of our University shared their professional experience with colleagues from Naberezhnye Chelny state pedagogical University and Orenburg state University (Russia), holding lectures and practical classes for students”, — said Gulzhan Tynyshtykbaevna, stressing that since 2018 6 foreign scientists are included in the staff of the University in combination (Turkey, Estonia, Russia).
The rector of Zhubanov University Bauyrzhan Yerdembekov, who was present at the opening ceremony of the season “Study abroad”, also spoke about the importance of obtaining new knowledge abroad, exchange of experience and learning foreign languages, emphasizing the students ‘ attention that this is the requirement of the time. The rector wished the students to be active, be sure to use the opportunities provided by the University, and awarded diplomas to the coordinators of projects of study abroad of different faculties and activists of the volunteer group “INVO”.
Among the awardees was the head of the organization “INVO” 4th course student of the technical faculty Isa-Bek Duisenbayev, who himself trained in China, and today, together with other volunteers, regularly conducts outreach among students, shares the experience of studying in other countries, participates in the organization of international events of the city.
During the meeting, the participants were told about the work of the electronic portal and registered willing students for study abroad.
In honor of the opening of the new season “Study abroad” students who studied or are now abroad, launched the challenge #internationalarsu, and the present young students of the “Children’s University” lit up with the idea in the future be sure to join the zhubanov students who study in different countries of the world.