Meet-Up (Bas Qosu) devoted to the launch of Central Asia+ Rector's Club in Almaty, Kazakhstan


May 18, 2023

Meet-Up (Bas Qosu) devoted to the launch of Central Asia+ Rector's Club in Almaty, Kazakhstan

The universities have many years of experience in implementing educational projects. Today we are in the process of transformation of geopolitical and macroeconomic processes in the world, we believe that our region has an excellent prospect of becoming a new educational hub in Central Asia+ region (Central Asian countries, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, etc.). (hereinafter referred to as the Region). We have an opportunity to take the lead in the realization of higher education in the Region.

In this regard, we are welcomed to invite you to the "Bas Qosu" (Meet-Up) devoted to the launch of Central Asia+ Rector's Club (hereinafter referred to as the Club).

The Club is meant as a platform for informal, and therefore open and direct communication about the transformation of higher education in the Region. The participants of the Club are university leaders and experts in higher education from Central Asia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia and others.

The Club will provide an opportunity to identify and solve problems, share solutions with participants, build friendships, and launch joint projects.

The meetings will be held in the mode of intensive communication: each participant will contribute to the discussion. We are looking forward to everyone's contribution.

The launch of the club will be held at Almaty Management University (AlmaU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The date: June 8, 2023.

The program includes a number of other exciting educational initiatives.  We hope you will be interested in joining.


There has never been an epicenter of innovation in world higher education, neither in Central Asia or in our selected neighbouring countries. Let's try to change that together.


Registration by  LINK

President of AlmaU,

Vice-President of  CEEMAN* for Central Asia,

Member of UN Global Compact PRME**



Assylbek Kozhakhmetov



* CEEMAN - The International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies

** PRME - The Principles for Responsible Management Education


Bas Qosy*

Central Asia+  Rector’s Club

June, 2023




Coffee & Tea

An interactive (immersive) educational and scientific Technology practice in the  Innovation Corner AlmaU


Greetings & introductions:

AlmaU hosts: Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, Gulnara Kurenkeeva


Status of Higher Education in te Region: keynote address

Central Asia+  Rectors Club START

Gulnara Kurenkeeva, Dara Melnik


The New Role of Universities in the World and the Region 

Assylbek Kozhakhmetov


Coffee & Tea


Visionary discussion by experts and educational leaders of the Region: Can the Central Asia + Region become a new educational hub and an epicenter of educational innovation?   




AlmaU Program Announcement: Transformative Humanities


Announcement: Thunderbird Center of Excellence Almaty


Reflection anf summarizing




Finishing Program and buffet 


Languages of the event: English, Russian



*Bas Qosu - translated from the Kazakh language - to gather, to unite. Literally means “to unite our heads”. 

*Bas Qosu is an informal summit organized to bring together thoughtful, proactive leaders to create synergy.