Erasmus Day 2020
On October 16th AlmaU International Office has organized an online Erasmus Day 2020 event dedicated to the celebration of the Erasmus+ program.
University partners and students presented their Erasmus program experience, while international colleagues talked about cooperation between the EU and Kazakhstan as well as Almaty Management University. Notable international speakers included: Gilles Mametz, Attaché de coopération universitaire, Consulat Général de France à Almaty; Jörg Noldin, Erasmus+ Coordinator, Hof University of Applied Sciences (Germany); Sven Jacobs, Coordinator of International Affairs, Karel de Grote University College (Belgium); Prof. Sylvie Mercier, faculty member, Université Gustave Eiffel (France); Darya Nelidova, Head of international cooperation AlmaU acted as the moderator of the event.
Cooperation with the European Union is a strategic priority for our University. AlmaU has been actively participating in the Erasmus + program since 2016. By this time, more than 45 AlmaU faculty and staff got to visit European partners to mutually share experience exchange knowledge, best practices. AlmaU has welcomed more than 20 international faculty and staff members, which resulted in mutual projects, joint summer schools and Double Degree programs. More than 40 Kazakhstani students of AlmaU experience the Erasmus + program and gained new opportunities, discovered new cultures, raised open mindness and started multicultural friendship.
Last year International Office of AlmaU won an Erasmus Capacity Building Project titled “Uxiship” aimed at acceleration of ICT students’ startup development competence via interdisciplinary modular courses in the HEI curricula together with partners from Germany, Estonia, Russia and Kazakhstan.
Erasmus program has opened up doors for Kazakhstani education into the European Union. This is truly a wonderful opportunity for knowledge and culture exchange and mutual collaboration. We would like to thank our partners, colleagues and students for celebrating this day with AlmaU.