Becoming Bologna Capable: Strategic Cooperation and Capacity Building in International Offices in Kazakhstani HEIs

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Abstract

This paper examines the roles and perspectives of International Office staff in universities in Kazakhstan, as they engage in internationalization of higher education within the framework of the Bologna Process. Drawing on data from document analysis, a national survey and in-depth interviews, the paper discusses the practices, strengths and challenges of International Offices, linking empirical data to theories on internationalization, institutional change, networks and capacity building. Main findings are that the International Offices play a role in the leadership of strategic cooperation at international, national and intra-institutional levels, and that they would have the potential to play a more major role given access to the capacity building and professional development opportunities they identify. The paper highlights tensions that need to be resolved in the division of responsibilities between Bologna Offices and International Offices at institutional level, and in the channels of communication between HEIs and the national Bologna Center.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Higher Education Area
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages109-126
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-20877-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18767-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2015

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internationalization
Bologna Process
Kazakhstan
document analysis
institutional change
leadership
staff
responsibility
university
communication
interview
education

Keywords

  • Bologna Process
  • Internationalization office
  • Internationalization
  • Leadership
  • Capacity building

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Becoming Bologna Capable: Strategic Cooperation and Capacity Building in International Offices in Kazakhstani HEIs. / Sparks, Jason; Ashirbekov, Adil; Li, Aisi; Parmenter, Lynne; Jumakulov, Zakir; Sagintayeva, Aida.

The European Higher Education Area. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 109-126.

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