AlmaU is proud to be a Signatory Member at the @PRME community. We are committed to aligning our own strategies and operations with the #GlobalGoals and #PRMEPrinciples #PRME
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact. As a voluntary initiative with over 800 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.
AlmaU as a socially responsible university has been a committed PRME signatory since 2009. Its progress reports are available here.
AlmaU President and Founder Dr. Assylbek Kozhakhmetov is the PRME Board member since 2020.
For the last year, AlmaU has been engaged in discussions with the UN PRME Secretariat team on the possibility of running a regional chapter for the Eurasian region, the launch of the Chapter was supported by partner universities - Narxoz (Kazakhstan), IBS RANEPA (Russia), AUCA (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent chemical-technological Institute (Uzbekistan), Academy of State Customs Committee of Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan).
On September 29, 2021 AlmaU Vice-Rector for Global Partnerships Dr. Aigerim Kaumenova has been nominated as the Chair of the Provisional Committee of the UN PRME Chapter Eurasia.
Dr. Kaumenova has extensive background in international development in higher education. She has been awarded the CEEMAN Champions Award in the Responsible Management category in 2017 for her continuous commitment to responsible management education.
The mission of the Chapter Eurasia is to engage new members from the region to the PRME network, to ensure that the principles of responsible management education are integrated into academic and research activities in universities of the region, and to open international opportunities for the Chapter Signatories for meaningful knowledge sharing and networking.
AlmaU thanks its partners and colleagues for continuous support.
What is the main priority for PRME within the next 15 years?
AlmaU expresses its strong commitment to principles of responsible education as a long-standing PRME signatory – since 2009.
PRME is unique because it makes impact on the academia, which makes impact on business and society. It is the time to make that impact valuable and stronger than ever.
There are a lot of opportunities as well as challenges we need to overcome in today's world.
PRME sets valuable target to foster sustainable and responsible mindset for the future generations of leaders via educational initiatives and nurturing sustainable mindsets and behaviors.
What are three reasons to join PRME?
Education is the main driver of development of a country. Civic education is a driving force to create impact on societies. Emerging countries need responsible management education.
To achieve SDGs, social responsibility should be the core to education, teaching & operations.
For that reasons universities should join the PRME network. It inspires synergy among academia, business and society.
For Almaty Management University a truly worthy mission is to be impactful in nurturing socially responsible style of management for the benefit of the society.
In mid 2021 AlmaU has initiated the launch of the PRME Chapter Eurasia to promote social responsibility and sustainability across the region.