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Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) has a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the work of international conference “Global Challenges and Future of the Independent Accreditation in Kazakhstan” to be held on 6-7 October 2016 in Astana city (Kazakhstan). The international conference devoted to the 5th anniversary of the Agency.

The Conference is mainly aimed to build international platform for dialogue on education quality assurance issues leading to the dissemination of best practice in the field of external quality assessment, development of cooperation with international quality assurance networks and agencies, formation of the professional community for external evaluation. 

In the Conference following topical subthemes will be considered: 

  • Globalization and diversification of quality assurance of professional education 
  • Independent accreditation in Kazakhstancontemporary challenges
  • Problems of formation of the professional community on external quality assessment

The conference will bring together the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the European Quality Assurance Networks, foreign accreditation agencies, international organizations, Kazakh and foreign HEIs, employers and students.   

Working language: English, Russian, Kazakh

By the beginning of work of conference the collection of articles (conference book) will be published as a hard copy. All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance.

A Final program can be found here.

Registration fee for IAAR international conference is 100 EUR. Participants are requested to make their own accommodation and travel arrangement. More details about the hotels with special rates are available here.

We are inviting you to register for the conference in our web page in the section«Conference 2016». Registration will close on 15 September 2016. After the online registration, you will receive an email with confirmation of registration and an invoice from IAAR. 

To register for the IAAR Conference 2016, please proceed to the following link: Register now.

On 7 October 2016 we are planning to hold a workshop for IAAR experts with the participation of foreign experts. All participants will be certified. Qualification requirements for experts, registration form will be placed in the following link: «Workshop 2016».

For those wishing to be published in the collection of articles (conference book) it is necessary to submit an article written according to the requirements at the following email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until September 15, 2016. Requirements for submitting an article you can find here.   

Conference venue: L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), 010000 Kazakhstan, Astana, 2, Satpayev str., main building of the ENU, Conference Room.

If you need any further detailed information, please call by phone number +7(7172) 768559 or send us e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Astana, Kazakhstan.