IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) doctoral seminar

03 November 2021, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Dinara Sultan (PhD student, UCL Institute of Education) will present on higher education governance reform in Kazakhstan and the translation of best practices to local universities.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

This event offers an opportunity for PhD and EdD students in the field of higher education studies to present their research.

The webinar is open to all and will be of particular interest to doctoral students, research associates and faculty members within the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education.


Higher education governance reform in Kazakhstan: translation of best practices to local universities 

This study examines the series of reforms in higher education governance in Kazakhstan and its influences on faculty participation in institutional decision-making. The preliminary results of the pilot study show some challenges facing the universities in implementing best practices of university governance and positive developments resulting from it. 

CHES research events

CHES research events provide a forum for academic debate, policy analysis and practice insight in higher education, supporting the exchange of theories, methods and data across social sciences.


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About the Speaker

Dinara Sultan

PhD student at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Dinara Sultan, PhD student
Dinara has worked in the higher education system for 20 years, administrative and teaching positions at Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan and the World Bank Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Her research interest is higher education reform and development.