Internal monitoring meeting of the TALENT project at InEU

On April 13-15, 2022, a meeting was held at the Innovative Eurasian University with European partners on the international project “Establishing Master Programs in HRM and Talent Development in Central Asia” (TALENT ) within the framework of the Erasmus+ program.

The international program has been implemented since 2018, in which such foreign countries as Belgium, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, as well as the CIS countries – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan participate.

According to this Talent project, only two universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan participate in the Erasmus + program – Nazarbayev University and the Innovative Eurasian University.

The topic of the meeting is the implementation of the international program and the determination of directions for its development. The international meeting was attended by European partners, Irene Nikandrou, Leda Panayiotopoulou (Greece, Athens, Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center), Abror Juraev (Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Bukhara State University), as well as management, specialists, faculty, and undergraduates of InEU.

During the meetings, issues of further development were discussed within the framework of the project of a two-year master’s program in the direction of “HR management” with instruction in English. In particular, the issues of participation in seminars and training, the degree of publication activity of the teaching staff, the choice of courses, the development of an educational and methodological complex of disciplines, the acquisition of educational and methodological literature in English, academic mobility and internships of the teaching staff and undergraduates were discussed.

The meeting also discussed the interaction of the university with the stakeholders of the international program, and whether there is a need in the region for specialists competent in human resource management issues.

At the same time, the importance of the master’s program can be traced both for the university receiving a competitive program that previously had no analogs in the region, and for employers involved in the training of a specialist with a minimum period of labor adaptation, and for the graduate himself, who receives the necessary competencies to work in the field of human resource management.

The international project significantly influenced the activities of the university related to the development of a new educational program “HR-management”, the development of methodological support for completely new academic disciplines.

The impact of the project at the level of individual participants and team members is carried out through the career growth of the teaching staff of the university, which occurs by increasing the level of English proficiency, improving the teaching skills of the teaching staff and increasing competence in the field of personnel management, developing a system of academic partnerships (mobility teachers, joint research, publications).

For the first time in the Pavlodar region, the training of specialists in the direction of Human Resource Management has begun, which is very important for the region – a large industrial center of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In general, the implementation of the program has an impact not only on the modernization of the educational process at the university. The impact of the project on university management procedures lies in the fact that the application of EU approaches to training in personnel management, the development of a master’s program will strengthen the university’s potential for international cooperation, the development of academic mobility of teachers and students, that is, to improve networking in the field of education and research. In addition, this makes it possible to introduce scientific achievements in the field of personnel management into the educational process, to strengthen the international and innovative potential of InEU.

Following the results of the international meeting, all partners came to a common conclusion about the importance of a further strategy for the implementation of the international project.

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