Al-Farabi KazNU is the coordinator of the ERASMUS+ project “Enhancement of higher education and corporate sectors integration in accordance with the new social environment – ENINEDU”.

    Project partners are:

  • University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain);
  • Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece);
  • University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France);
  • University University of Western Hungary (Hungary).
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Russia);
  • Samara State University of Economics (Russia);
  • I.S. Turgenev Oryol State University (Russia);
  • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan).

 The aim of the project is to study the practical importance of modern methods, their place in the curriculum and curriculum  and measurement of learning outcomes, the preparation of an integrated standard in a business-university cooperation system that is suitable for each partner country, and analytical studies on national reference legislation in EU countries regarding university cooperation with business.

The general aim of the project is to enhance business-HEI cooperation in consortium countries by changing the paradigm of education in line with Bologna process requirements. Improvement of such cooperation would result in gradual effectiveness increase of national development strategy, priority fulfillment, as well as change the graduate entrepreneurship and employment situation.

To study the cooperation experience of business universities, trainings were held at universities in France, Greece, Spain and Hungary. 58 teachers and employees of Kazakhstan and Russian universities took part at these training seminars. The legal framework, the history of successful projects and start-ups and the interaction of universities with the business environment were studied. Thanks to intensive lectures and direct communication between university managers, a clear understanding of the structure and methods linking education and business has developed. For example, at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France) there are 18 methods of interaction with business, which are supported by the state in the form of mandatory taxes. In addition, it is worth noting the method of alternate education, when students take internships in companies during the study period, applying theoretical knowledge in practice.

 Today, all universities in the partner countries of the consortium have established Centers of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the goal of which is to provide support to students, teaching staff of universities and business structures in shaping a new ecosystem of business education, enhancing student innovation and ensuring their maximum employment through the use of effective mechanisms for cooperation between higher education institutions and the corporate sector. At these centers, € 44,000 is allocated to each university.

One of the important aspects of the project is the creation of a portal that brings together all the participating countries and is a bridge between higher education and the business environment. The portal covers a wide range of services for analyzing the labor market, promoting employment of graduates, developing the institute of graduate mentoring, promoting student business projects together with the Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship. In addition, it should be noted re-design of educational programs that are updated on the requests and requirements of employers. Namely, taking into account the skills and abilities that future employees should have, that is, university graduates to fully meet and have demand in the labor market. Currently, there are two new educational programs in the Higher School of Economics and Business: "Electronic Commerce" and "Financial Management and Big Data".

The final results of the project will be the “System Standard of Cooperation Practices between Universities and Business Sectors” at the republican level; methodological recommendations on a unified policy of interaction between universities and the business sector based on European experience and on organizing the process for developing student entrepreneurship; legislative justification and proposals for tax incentives for enterprises cooperating with educational institutions for training and about systematic work with graduates and a portal that integrates everything s partner countries.

 

 Additional information about the project can be obtained on the official website and in social networks:

 http://chinacentre.kaznu.kz/

 Instagram: @erasmusplus_eninedu

 Facebook: ENINEDU Erasmus+

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