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In the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, the course "Leadership: Critical and Creative Thinking" in Chinese began for double-degree programs (bachelor's degree). Invited lecturer, PhD T.Zh. Akniyazov (University of International Business and Economics, China).
As part of the Visiting Professor program at the Higher School of Economics, the lecture course "Economic Growth and Development" began in the 2nd semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Lecturer, Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Belarus State Economic University A.A. Bykov (Minsk, Republic Of Belarus). Students of the course are undergraduates and doctoral students of economic specialties.
On February 17, 2023, the Higher School of Natural Sciences of Astana International University, together with the PlastNet Network, organized the conference “Sustainable management of plastic waste: from prevention to efficient recycling”.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of universities, manufacturers / importers of products in plastic containers, collectors and processors of plastic waste, as well as international experts in the regulation of plastic waste.
The conference discussed issues of plastic waste regulation, ongoing and planned government measures to support and develop business in the waste management industry, obligations of manufacturers and importers: methods of implementation. Dean of the Higher School of Natural Sciences Ph.D. Seitkan Ainur, who noted that Astana International University became the first university to join the Plastnet Network and officially introduce a system of separate waste collection among Astana universities.
The final chord of the conference was the performance of the eco-club of students of our university "Clean and Green AIU".
On 10.02.2023, a guest lecture was organized for students of Higher School of Information Technology and Engineering with the participation of Master of Technical Sciences, business analyst of Transtelecom JSC Kayyrbaev Temirlan Beisenbaevich on the topic "What are business analytics? Fundamentals of business analysis".
During the lecture, the concepts of Business analytics were considered, how business analysis is built in all companies, and management and business analytics functions were shown on the example of production.
The speaker gave a detailed answer to many questions from the audience, shared with the students his practical experience in the field of business analysis and business analytics. The lecture turned out to be very useful for students of the educational programs "Computer Engineering and software" and "Information Systems". Lectures in this direction are very useful for students in building and understanding their future professional activities.
Teachers of the Higher School of Information Technology and Engineering Kaldarova M.Zh. and Kusepova L.T. were trained on Huawei HCIA Datacom in the period from January 30 to February 10, 2023 in Almaty. During the training, practical tasks were performed by students independently on the emulator and they were provided with theoretical material and practical tasks in both Russian and English. The topics covered during the training are as follows: Data exchange and basics of networking, Building an interconnected IP network, Building an Ethernet Switching network, Network Security and Basics of Network Access, Network Services and Applications, Basics of WLAN, Basics of WAN, Basics of IPv6, SDN and Basics of Automation, Typical architecture of a campus network.
The advanced training program from Huawei CA Datacom is focused on the development and improvement of technical and professional skills in the field of network technologies and network security.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. Partnership with one of the world leaders of the ICT industry, who has accumulated tremendous experience in developing advanced innovative solutions, helps scientists to develop and deepen their research and development, as well as find their application in their country.
In the future, the higher school and the university plan to expand training in a number of areas of information and communication technologies, such as network technologies, network security, etc. Huawei provides students with access to work with virtual laboratories and simulators, which in turn provides a base for ensuring a high-quality educational process and makes it possible to conduct classes in Computer Networks disciplines, "Infocommunication systems and networks", "Information security", "Fundamentals of information security".
As part of the events of the partner university of the Tashkent branch of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, an international round table was held on the topic «Women in science: prospects of the green economy as a new development paradigm». The purpose of the round table is to study the integration of women's science in the direction of the transition to a green economy, taking into account the strategic goals of ensuring gender equality in society, increasing the socio-political and economic activity of women.
The faculty of the Higher School of Economics took an active part in this event. More information about the events can be found at the link: https://telegra.ph/ZHenshchiny-v-nauke-perspektivy-zelyonoj-ehkonomiki-kak-novoj-paradigmy-razvitiya-02-08.
During official visit to Turkey, the AIU delegation met with the leadership of two leading Turkish universities - Hacettepe Üniversitesi (Ankara) and Karabuk University and also took part in the international conference "FUTURES LITERACY AND STRATEGIC FORESIGHT 2023".
Based on the results of meetings with colleagues from Hacettepe University, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed, which includes an academic exchange of students, faculty and joint research projects.
Another significant event was the signing of the Protocol on cooperation within the framework of the Mevlana* program, and the parties also discussed the main areas of cooperation in the field of higher education and science.
As mentioned earlier, another significant event was the participation of our delegation in "FUTURES LITERACY AND STRATEGIC FORESIGHT 2023" conference, organized by UNESCO and Karabuk University.
The plenary session was attended by Yerkebulan Sapiev - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkey, Fuat Gurel - Mayor of Karabuk, Ravza Kavakchi Kan - Deputy of the Turkish Parliament, Harry Jacobs - President of WAAS, Professor Riel Miller, as well as representatives of foreign universities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore , Romania, Uzbekistan, etc.
The conference program included discussions and presentations on the most pressing issues of the literacy of the future. Interactive workshops were organized for the participants.
A bilateral meeting was held with the rector of the University of Karabuk - Refik Polat, which resulted as an internship for AIU students on the basis of a Turkish university in February-March of this year.
Mevlana* - academic exchange program for the students and faculty
On February 3, Professor of the Department of International Relations of Hacettepe University, an expert on modern international relations, Anar Somunjuoglu, visited our university.
This meeting was organized by the Higher School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The distinguished Professor met bashylygymen University, with President Irsaliev Serik Aztayevich.These negotiations have become the basis for future cooperation.
Later, Mrs. Anar Somunjuoglu gave a lecture on: "Turkey's policy in Central Asia and transport corridors.
The participants of this event were students, undergraduates, teachers and management of the Higher School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
In conclusion, students and teachers asked questions about the current relations between the two states, the upcoming elections in Turkey and much more.
On February 2, 2023, in honor of the 110th anniversary of the Kazakh newspaper, the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted an acquaintance with the Akhmet Baitursynuly website and presentations of selected works of the teacher of the nation published for the first time in Kazakh, English, Turkish and Russian, as well as the final collection of the scientific expedition "Alash Movement: Facts and Evidence", organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Committee on Language Policy, the National Scientific and Practical Center "Til-Kazyna" named after Sh. Shayakhmetov, held in online and offline formats. This interesting and informative event was attended by teachers of the International University of Astana, including Associate Professor of the Pedagogical Institute T.D. Abzhakov, who edited the collection of selected works of Akhmet Baitursynov in Russian.
The presentations were very lively and interesting, the participants expressed their deep gratitude to the organizers.
On February 1, 2023, the Pedagogical Institute of Astana International University hosted the awarding of certificates and a valuable prize to the 1st year student of the specialty "Biology" Zhuldyz Khuanbay. Zhuldyz won two "Grand Prix" under the guidance of Associate Professor T.D. Abzhakov:
- in the III Republican patriotic competition "Tauelsizdik, biik bolsyn tugyryn!" in the nomination "Artistic word";
- in the Republican patriotic competition among creative youth "Zhana Kazakhstan, zhasa Kazakhstan!" in the nomination "Skill of Expressive Reading".
On behalf of the management, the deputy director of the Pedagogical Institute of the AIU, Zhanna Kuanyshevna Akhmadiyeva warmly congratulated the winner and her teacher and wished all the students present to also actively participate in various competitions in the scientific and creative fields.
The Higher School of Economics actively uses in the educational process the involvement of practitioners for lectures, guest lectures and master classes of representatives of various companies. Practice-oriented classes and master classes provide an opportunity to learn how to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired at the university in professional activities, this is an opportunity for direct communication with practitioners, acquaintance with the experience of specialists.
During the 1st semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, students strengthened their competencies thanks to lectures by Arman Akberdiev, certified business coach of NCE "Atameken", Emin Askerov, founder of the social workshop "GreenTAL" and the School of Social Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan, Gulzhazira Zharkeshova, regional director of «Fortune invest» LLP, Miras Abbasov, founder of the company "BioPack.kz ", Ruslana Ishchanova, Deputy Director of the Central Branch of the RSU National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As part of the memorandum between Green Tal LLP and the Higher School of Economics, the Social innovation laboratory was opened in September 2022.
The purpose of the laboratory is to involve the student community in the development of social entrepreneurship.
During the period from September to December, such events as guest lectures were held with the founder of social entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan Emin Askerov, with a social entrepreneur on environmental protection, the founder of the company "BioPack.kz" by Miras Abbasov, interactive on the topic of social projects for 1st year students, participation in the Alumni Grants Program competition from the American Embassy, an application has been submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the topic "Development and testing of methods of employment of socially vulnerable segments of the population". We invite everyone to social entrepreneurship events.