On December 10, 2020, the First International Scientific and Practical Online Conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the agricultural universities consortium formation for the agriculture development in Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASCAD) was held.
18 member universities of the consortium from 7 countries of the world attended online conference. The first deputy chairman of the Board of S.Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University professor AbdyrovAitzhanMukhamedzhanovich. In his welcoming speech, AitzhanMukhamedzhanovich noted that it is close cooperation that will allow each of the consortium members not only to improve the quality of the educational process, but also to strengthen their positions in the international educational space.
One of the results of the achievements of the partner universities’ joint work within the CASCAD was a competition in various nominations; in the nomination "Best Bachelor 2020" a 5th year Bachelor student of the specialty "Veterinary Medicine" of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Technology KATU ApbozovaAigerim took 3rd place.
It should be noted that in October this year the CASCAD virtual academic mobility program was launched, within the framework of which KATU students of the “Economics” course group 07-506-18-02 study at the International School of Economics and Management, created by partner universities CASCAD in the online mode.
The concept of the program is that students master 15 disciplines of partner universities for 18 weeks with their subsequent transfer and recognition at their home university. During the training students get a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge on the best developments of the leading teachers of Central Asia and South Caucasus.
For example, the Department of Economics of KATU to conduct classes at this International School of Economics and Management on the "Economics of the Agricultural Sector" course program in the period from 2 to 7 November 2020 invited a practice-oriented specialist from the agricultural industry, Deputy General Director of JSC "Center for Trade Policy" Qaztrade, Master of Economic Sciences Kulbatyrov N. N.
Moreover, the teachers of the Department of “Economics” actively conduct classes within the framework of the International School. The lecturers are the head of the department “Economics” Temirova A. B., associate professors Beloussova E. V., BulkhairovaZh. S., Mukhambetova Z.S., Kunafina G. T.
Therefore cooperation of partner universities within the framework of the CASCAD consortium contributes to the strengthening of the internationalization of universities, the prestige development and an increase in the academic ranking of universities.