Wednesday, May 29, 2024


In the conditions of globalization of higher education, one of the important indicators of the effectiveness of the internationalization of the University is the grant activity, which has significantly increased in Kazakhstan in the last decade as one of the systems of science support in our country.


In order to increase the level of project competence of Zhubanov University researchers, a web-seminar “International grant projects as a factor in the development of internationalization of the university” was held. The seminar was attended by professors from leading Italian universities Alessandro Figus (Link Campus University), Diana Spoolber (University of Genoa) and a young scientist Ludovico de Serio (Link Campus University).


In the main part of his speech Professor Figus told the seminar participants about the important components of successful grant activity of applicants, as well as gave a detailed overview of current contests of various grant organizations and the most popular foundations, where grant applications are accepted under a simplified scheme, emphasizing the possibility of the university to participate in international competitions for projects. In conclusion, the professor emphasized the possibility of submitting a joint project under the new EU research and innovation support programme – Horizon Europe (Horizon Europe, 2021-2027), which builds on the achievements and successes of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020).


Diana Spoolber, Professor at the University of Genoa, focused on the important aspects of the grant application, such as its social orientation, co-financing of the grant applicant, the degree of sustainability of the project after project funding, etc. It is well known that both national and foreign grant funds and organizations distribute grants on a competitive basis. Diana Spoolber emphasized that winning the competition and receiving the grant confirms the value of the research being conducted, as well as increases the authority of the university in the scientific community.


Summing up the work, Alessandro Figus delayed the attention of the seminar participants at the upcoming opening of an interactive Italian Language and Culture Center in K. Zhubanov ARSU, which has been preparing since the beginning of this year. The Centre for Italian Language and Culture has been named after the great Italian artist, representative of the High Renaissance Rafael Santi. The Italian Language Centre will be led by a young scientist, Ludovico de Serio, who noted that at the beginning, due to the pandemic and the resulting situation in the world, classes will be held online. Ludovico de Serio expressed hope that the activity of the interactive Centre for Italian Language and Culture will be a guarantee of the successful implementation of bilingual education, expansion of the educational space and formation of a multicultural personality, effectively functioning in a globalized world.


There is no doubt that the Interactive Centre of Italian Language and Culture will increase the mobility of Aktobe scientists and attract scientific talents from abroad, creating a platform for grant works.




Chief specialist


Centre for International Cooperation


Nurgul Yesetova