22 November 2012 | EQAF Paper

Accreditation process in Kazakhstan: State regulation, procedures and prospects

Valikhan Bishimbayev,Kulyanda Nurasheva


Accreditation is recognized as the most important factor in improving the quality of education in Kazakhstan. Introduced transparent standards and procedures for quality assessment are giving clear guidance for construction of educational policy.

As the Kazakh universities have inflated self-concept, they need to develop a self-critical approach. It is recommended to conduct more frequent sociological studies of consumer satisfaction with the quality of educational services.
To form an effective system of education management it is planned:

• to implement the principles of corporate management, the system of public-private partnership in education and science
• to strengthen the role of boards of trustees through the participation of parents, employers, NGOs, professional associations, etc.
• to improve the monitoring of the education system, financial support for national independent ratings and participation in world rankings
• to integrate science, education and production and commercialize intellectual property.


This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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