Thursday 16 May 2013

The University of Northampton is pleased to announce that its School of Education has signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a university in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Mamrayev Beybit, Rector of Atyrau State University named after Kh. Dosmukhamedov, visited the University of Northampton on Thursday 9 May to familiarise himself with the programmes undertaken by academics from his university. He also met with Deans and representatives from the University of Northampton’s six Schools, as well as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, to explore potential opportunities to partner in areas other than education.

There are currently five fellows from Kh. Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University studying at the University of Northampton on the ‘Bolashak’ scholarship scheme. This is funded by the Kazakhstan government and includes six months of English classes, followed by a one to 12-month fellowship programme.

At the moment the fellows are enrolled on the Pre-sessional Academic English (PAE) course and will be joining their fellowship programmes in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in September 2013.

Ann Shelton Mayes, Executive Dean of the School of Education, at the University of Northampton, commented: “We are delighted to be working with our first cohort of Bolashak scholars. This visit from the Rector of Atyrau State University signals the growing opportunities for the University of Northampton to work in partnership with our university colleagues in Kazakhstan.”

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