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Erasmus+ opportunity for UK universities to host a senior higher education delegation from Kazakhstan in December 2014. This study visit will include meetings with senior university representatives to discuss the normative / strategic aspects of university autonomy and potential for co-operation under the international funding components of Erasmus+.  

Key dates

Deadline for application: Wednesday 1 October 2014 

Preferred dates for study visit: Monday 15 to Friday 19 December 2014 (not including travel days).


The thematic study visit will be organised by the National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan in collaboration with the British Council. The Kazakhstani delegation will include representatives from leading higher education institutions (four rectors, two deputy-rectors, two professors) who are also members of relevant Working Groups of the Ministry of Education and Science, accompanied by the National Erasmus+ Co-ordinator. 

The aims of the study visit will be to look at the UK’s experience of university autonomy, including academic, administrative and financial aspects. The delegation will hope to meet senior university representatives to discuss the normative / strategic aspects of university autonomy, as well as how it is implemented at institutional and departmental level. 

The delegation will also hope to explore the possibilities for UK-Kazakhstani co-operation within the framework of the international funding components of Erasmus+, both for their home institutions and for the Kazakhstani higher education sector as a whole. 

How to apply

UK universities interested in hosting the delegation should contact by Wednesday 1 October 2014, stating what kind of programme they can offer and any preferences / constraints regarding the timing.

The British Council will support the Kazakhstan National Erasmus+ Office to finalise the list of institutions to be visited and with some aspects of the visit’s co-ordination. The National Erasmus+ Office will be responsible for all logistical arrangements.