Trinity College Dublin Strengthens Ties with Kazakhstan
Posted on 11 October 2013
Trinity College Dublin recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Kazakhstan’s leading universities, Eurasian National University, during a recent visit to Kazakhstan led by the Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer. The agreement aims to promote academic partnerships in various fields and further develop existing collaborations between both institutions.
Speaking about the visit Trinity’s Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer said: “There are a number of research synergies between Kazakhstan and Ireland and I hope that students and faculty from both countries will benefit greatly from our increased collaborations. There are exciting opportunities for knowledge transfer across a number of fields including psychology, physics, biotechnology, microbiology, sociology and in the ICT sector which will lay the foundations for important international developments across these disciplines.”
At the signing in Astana, Eurasian National University was represented by the Vice-rector, Professor Dikhan Kamzabekuly; Director of International Cooperation, Dr Aigerim Shilibekova; Innovation Park Director, Vladimir Kim and Dr Dinara Yessimova. The Trinity delegation comprised Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer; Professor of Applied Physics, Igor Shvets; and Associate Director of the Trinity Foundation, Zhanna O’Clery.
Trinity College Dublin continues to attract international students in large numbers due to the quality of the education, affordable fees and global recognition of its qualifications. Since 2007 there have been several academic and student exchanges between Eurasian National University and Trinity College Dublin in both Slavonic studies and sociology.