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International partnership

The Sector for International Partnership is committed to development and promotion of strategic international partnerships with professional schools and entities across all areas of the Academy key operations.

We do this via:

  • identification, coordination and analytical monitoring of international strategic partnerships of the Academy
  • extending opportunities, i.e., identifying and implementing grant programmes (scholarships for study at the Academy, academic exchange and professional development)
  • attracting and involving international experts
  • organisation and participation in protocol events, conferences, meetings, talks and negotiations with international partners
  • coordination of the Committee for international partnership

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For emails: partnership@apa.kz


Erasmus+ Capacity building project

Developing services for Individuals with Disabilities [DECIDE].

DECIDE  aims to foster the rights of individuals with special needs to access education and enjoy the right of participation in everyday society, to combat discrimination of the individuals with special needs by instilling awareness and acceptance in society as in line with Bologna Process and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Objective of DECIDE

The objective of the project lay in three strand implementation of a comprehensive sustainable curriculum in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for following target groups:

  • Teacher Trainer Educators and Lecturers (Universities)
  • Government & State Employee & Policymakers (Public Administration Educators);
  • NGO (Non-university Educators).

Outputs and outcomes of DECIDE

Training program, constructed from 8 modules (special needs introductory (practical) modules and special needs advanced modules) embedded in curricula of universities, public administration institutes and in special needs NGOs to ensure maximum transfer effect to society at large.

The Access Liaison Officer role will be developed and established at each institution to promote disability access.

National Special Needs Awareness Day will be established by the nationally strategic Action Groups comprised of universities, public administration institutes, Ministries and NGOs.

European partners:

Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania),

Middlesex University (United Kingdom),

Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland),

Technical University of Dresden (Germany),

University of Crete (Greece)

Grant holder: Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania)

Project implementation period: 2018-2021


Project manager

Maulsharif Mira

Associate Professor of the Institute of Management

Candidate’s (PhD) degree in Sociological sciences

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Project’s official website: http://www.decideproject.ie/

Disclaimer: The project is co-financed by the European Commission. However the content of the website reflects the views only of the university, and the Commission


First coordination meeting on EU project Erasmus +

In the period from February 11 to 12, 2019, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) hosted the first coordination meeting on the project “Development of Services for People with Disabilities – DECIDE”, implemented within the framework of the European Union Erasmus + program.
This event was attended by all participants from partner countries: Technical University of Dresden (Germany), Transylvania University in Brasov (Romania), Middlesex University (England), Institute of Technology in Limerick (Ireland), University of Crete (Greece). From the Kazakh side, the participants are Kazakh Agrotechnical University. S. Seifullin, Kostanai State University named after A. Baitursynov, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, the Academy of Public Administration, as well as representatives of universities from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, the participants had the opportunity to present their university, role of each partner university in the project and met with the project manager and coordinator Angela Renapovich from the University of Transylvania in Brasov.
Further, all project partners presented their universities and teams, indicated their roles in the project, indicating their potential contribution and their needs regarding the project.
As a result of the meeting, a plan of further actions for the implementation of the project was agreed, recommendations were developed for its further promotion. Within the framework of the project, the participants of each partner university will have to develop training modules aimed at facilitating the training of people with special needs.
At the end of the seminar, all participants agreed on the following dates and venues for events and seminars:
– Meeting, Dresden March 24-30, 2019
-Training modules, Limerick from July 22 to August 2, 2019.
– Meeting of all partners in London from November 13 to 15, 2019

Workshop at Dresden University of Technology

On March 25, Mr. Riddel, representative of the Dresden Technical University, introduced the seminar program and the inclusion plan for the Dresden Technical University to the participants. Further, the participants were offered a test to determine the level of English proficiency, as a result of which two groups A and B were formed. At the end of the day, a tour of the university’s library and campus was organized. During the tour, the main attention was paid to how the service for people with disabilities was organized at the Dresden Technical University. Various types of services were demonstrated, such as: video about university; campus navigator, which indicates those buildings that are accessible to people with disabilities (elevators, accessible entrance, etc.).
In the following days, workshops were presented on the topic “Communicative approach to learning”, “Teaching students with autism” and “Using the library: terminology for information literacy and research skills”. Participants were also familiarized with the main legal documents on the international inclusion policy, such as: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
As a result, the EU partners wanted to convey to the participants what the purpose and results of this project are. They explained that people with disabilities should have access to education, the use of a library, a building (elevators, convenient stairwells for strollers), information (special resources, computer equipment), and support from the state, administration, social workers, etc. .e. they must become part of society on an equal footing with other people.

DECIDE Curriculum Training, July 21st-August 3rd, Limerick, Ireland

Gerry Cullen presented Module 1: English for Specific Purposes (Special Needs and Disability) training and recapped lessons in TUD, module Description and teachers’ records and Module 2: Marketing – Introduction to Theory and Practice – Introduction to Marketing essentials followed by creating National Awareness Campaign Strategies and Supporting NGO Development. This training is targeted at all partners and will be later integrated into official university and public administration and where feasible NGO programmes.
Dr. Manolis Koukourakis presented Module 3: Use the Library: Access to Libraries for people with Special needs and disability. The presentation is focused on the access to libraries for persons with disabilities, the Library Services to People with Special Needs Section and guidelines for easy-to-read materials. The presentation emphasized the role on the open, inclusive library, the role of libraries for inclusive education and the possible path to achieve this outcome.
Prof. dr. Angela Repanovici presented Module 7 Meeting Needs – Physical and Sensory Needs introducing introduce the accessible design and Universal Design for Learning and ways to design and develop course materials for students with disabilities. The presentation explains the existent accommodations and assistive technology.
Gill Whitney, Gurinder Grewal, Mark Springett, Paula Bernaschina, Sukhy Hara presented Module 5 Meeting Needs – Cognition and Learning (including moderate and severe learning difficulties and Dyslexia) and Module 8 – Meeting Needs – Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
Presented are the standards on cognitive impairment, web, and European and ISO accessibility that still developing.

Partners’ meeting in London

DECIDE project partners have had an annual meeting in London, Middlesex University from 21st November to 22nd November, 2019.
The meeting agenda has covered the following:
• Introduction and overview of current state of the project.
• Report back from Each Partner as to their current progress.
• The planning of Pilot 1 of the modules.
• The planning of the Evaluation of Pilot 1 if the modules.
• The web site – Required content, plans for creation and uploading.
• The current financial state of the project and financial planning.
• Project management.
• Any other relevant issues as required.
DECIDE project manager from the Academy, Mira Maulsharif has taken a part in this event.

Piloting of Modules 1 and 6

7 February, 2020 at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan, piloting of teaching Modules 1 and 6 took place.
For the event, Coordinator of the DECIDE project Angela Repanovici from UTBV (Romania) and Director of the Library Manolis Koukourakis from UOC (Greece) visited the Academy.
Module 1 – English for Specific Purposes (Special Needs and Disability) was developed and presented by external lecturer, Academy staff Guldana Zhumagaliyeva Aim of the Module is to learning the official language for further project management and feasible implementation.
Module 6 – Meeting Needs was lectured by the Academy partner Zhanna Ibrayeva who was explaining learning methods and approaches to communication and Interaction with the audience (disabled).





Foreign institutions:

1. École nationale d’administration, France https://www.ena.fr/
2. École nationale de la Magistrature, France http://www.enm.justice.fr/
3. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France http://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/
4. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK http://www.lse.ac.uk/
5. Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Austria https://www.da-vienna.ac.at/en/
6. DBB Academy, Germany https://www.de.ddb.com/
7. Masaryk University, Czech Republic https://www.muni.cz/en
8. Bocconi University, Italy https://www.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/bocconi/sitopubblico_it/albero+di+navigazione/home/
9. Estonian School of Diplomacy http://edk.edu.ee/
10. Tartu University, Estonia https://www.ut.ee/et
11. The Federal Institute for Civil Servants Training (FEI), USA https://leadership.opm.gov/index.aspx
12. Syracuse University, USA https://www.syracuse.edu/
13. Rio Branco Institute of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil http://www.institutoriobranco.itamaraty.gov.br/
14. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) http://www.kaist.edu/
15. School of Public Policy and Management under the Korea Development Institute (KDI School) https://www.kdischool.ac.kr/#/www
16. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – NUS http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/
17. Singapore Civil Service College https://www.csc.gov.sg/
18. Shanghai University for Political Science and Law http://shupl.admissions.cn/
19. Nazarbayev University https://nu.edu.kz/ru/
20. University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan http://www.ucentralasia.org/
21. Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government http://www.mbrsg.ae/home.aspx
22. «Samruk Kazyna» Corporate University https://www.skcu.kz/
23. International Anti-Corruption Academy https://www.iaca.int/


1. The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russia https://www.ranepa.ru/
2. Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus https://www.pac.by/
3. Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic http://www.apap.kg/
4. The State Personnel Service of the Kyrgyz Republic http://www.mkk.gov.kg/
5. Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan http://dia.edu.az/
6. Institute for Advanced Training of Civil Servants of the Tajikistan Republic http://www.did.tj/
7. Civil Service Agency of the Tajikistan Republic
8. Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Uzbekistan Republic http://www.dba.uz/ru
9. Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan
10. Civil service council of Mongolia
11. National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine http://academy.gov.ua/
12. Diplomatic Academy of MFA of Ukraine http://da.mfa.gov.ua/

International organizations:

1. Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany https://www.hss.de/en/
2. United Nations Development Programme http://www.undp.org/
3. Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana http://www.regionalhub.org/
4. Total E&P, France https://www.total.com/en
5. Erasmus fund, Belgium https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
6. British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/
7. Senior Experts Service, Germany http://www.ses-bonn.de/en/about-us.html
8. Indonesian corruption watch http://antikorupsi.info/id
9. Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alliance http://www.spmrk.kz/rus/news/show/9
10. AXELOS SPOCE Project Management Limited, Great Britain https://www.axelos.com/
11. Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Malaysia http://gtp.pemandu.gov.my/default.aspx 

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