Vice-dean for study programs assoc. prof. Rasa Čingienė of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and assoc. prof. Daiva Makutėnienė from the Faculty of Economics and Management together with representatives from other universities (VGTU, VDU, KTU, LSMU, LSU) participated in the study programme dissemination events in Almaty. Visit on 15–20th of February, 2018 has been funded from the project of the Ministry of Education and Science 09.3.1-ESFA-V-709-01-0001 „Increasing the awareness and prestige of Lithuanian higher education institutions in Kazakhstan, promoting studies in Lithuania”.
Visit was organized during the events of the fair „Begin Edu Fair“, where more than 80 universities, business schools, agencies for international study promotion and information partners worldwide presented their study programs. Total number of approx. 1500 students participated in the event.
During the visit, meetings took place in two Almaty universities: National Agrarian University (KazNAU) and Eurasian Technological University. ASU presented study programs implemented in the university which are in the fields agro-biology, social and technology studies also introduced main research fields. Discussions covered the prospects and possibilities for exchange of Kazakh students, lecturers and scholars with the ASU. Kazakh colleagues were especially interested in the bio-economic research carried out by the Faculty of Economics and Management. Head of the Department of Agro-business’ Management prof. Saule Yessengaziyeva was also interested in possibility to participate in the events of summer and winter courses for students and to deliver lectures related to the abovementioned topic. Partners were also concerned about the establishment of the master study programme in the field of bioeconomic development.
In the meeting organized by Eurasian Technological University, Vice-Rector for development dr. assoc. prof. Assel Izekenova and coordinator for international relations Ms. Begaiym Ormusheva discussed the possibilities of student and teacher exchange in the frames of ,,Erasmus+“ mobility programme. ASU also presented master study programme “Agri-food Business Management“ which is offered jointly by three Baltic universities – Latvia University of Agriculture, Estonian University of Lifesciences and Aleksandras Stulginskis University. Participants of the meeting also discussed the opportunities for the students of Eurasian University of Technology to study in this study programme, disputed the cooperation possibilities between ASU ir ETU’s Agroindustry College. The visit was fruitful and effective for both hosting and visiting institutions and their representatives.