Summer School on Comparative Regionalism

20 June, Nazym Umirzakova

Higher School of Economics M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University took part in organizing and conducting the Summer School on Comparative Regionalism in cooperation with Graduate School of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR, Indonesia) and United Nations University – Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS, Belgium. 59 applicants from 23 countries of the world, such as the United States, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Nepal, Mexico, Scotland, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, and of course Indonesia, were able to become participants in the summer school.

During the school, which lasted 5 days, the participants were able to expand their knowledge in the field of regionalism and international relations, get acquainted with the culture of Indonesia, and gain experience of joint group work with students from foreign countries. The summer school itself consisted of a course of lectures, additional material, and self-education under the supervision of tutors. Dr. Saule Kemelbayeva Dean of the Higher School of Economics and Dr. Ikboljon Qoraboyev, Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics, made a speech expressing respect for the work done during the organization of the summer school and welcoming students seeking new knowledge.

The organizers of the event were able to create all conditions for conducting high-quality and informative lectures, constructive communication between students, and their active participation. The instructors and tutors from various institutions such as the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Africa Program, London School of Economics and Political Science, St. Andrew University UK, KAZGUU University, Ghent University Belgium, as well as the best lecturers from UNAIR brought insights from cutting-edge research to the students.