AlmaU management meeting with employees and faculty


June 18, 2022

AlmaU management meeting with employees and faculty

On June 16, AlmaU hosted a meeting of top management with the university's staff and faculty. The following topics were on the agenda:

  • The results of the AlmaU leadership's trip to the United States were summarized.

In May, AlmaU Rector Gulnara Kurenkeyeva, President Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, Vice Rector for Global Partnerships Aigerim Kaumenova, and members of the Board of Trustees made a working visit to Arizona State University.

During the meeting, they discussed the results of AlmaU's first year of cooperation with Arizona State University and Cintana Education, which opened double-degree programs for bachelors (Global Management and International Trade).


As part of the visit to the United States working meetings were held at Arizona State University:

  • Herberger Institute of Design and Art (Sidney Poitier New American Film School)
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Biodesign Institute
  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

In addition, ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management Dean Sanjeev Khagram gave an overview of the school of global management for AlmaU representatives. According to the Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal, Thunderbird is currently ranked as the No. 1 Graduate School of Management in the world. As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed to open Thunderbird & AlmaU Hub.

  • Discussed AlmaU's strategy to 2030.

The speaker was the Rector of AlmaU. The new strategy was approved at the Board of Trustees retreat in the United States, at the invitation of Dr. Ralph Shangrow, president of Cintana Education. As technology changes, the field of education also changes, so the university's new strategy aims to build an educational ecosystem and institutional transformation, as well as to develop human capital along with AlmaU's corporate culture.