Kazakhstan has Joined the Bologna Process: New Challenges for the Higher Education Policy

By Nikolai Mouraviev


The article is dedicated to the key goals of current policies and the reform of higher education in Central Asia. The author attempts to explain the significance of reform in the sphere of higher education for the countries in the region as a whole and more specifically for Kazakhstan, which is striving to become a true member of the international education community. It offers an evaluation of government initiatives on Kazakhstan’s course towards becoming part of the Bologna Process and analyzes the significance of its instruments and means to ensure the high quality of education services, provided to Kazakh universities.

Key words: Bologna Process, the reform of higher education, university infrastructure, the quality of education services, corruption in higher education.