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Collaboration opportunities

Perhaps the most notable collaboration that the CEAS has engaged in is with the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), forming the Kazakh-British Competitiveness Centre and working closely to develop Kazakhstan's competitiveness on the world stage.

In 2022, the CEAS strengthened its partnership with Yeditepe University in Turkey. Professor Natalya Ketenci, the Director of the Management Application and Research Centre (YUVAM) at Yeditepe University, visited the University of Reading to discuss the research and educational collaborative projects. The two universities collaborated successfully on the delivery of a study trip for UK students in 2021.

In 2020, the CEAS and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in Russia engaged in a joint research project, titled 'Great Power Competition and its Strategic Dynamics Post-Pandemic in Eurasia' (Dr A. Baykov, Professor C. Bluth, Professor Y. Kalyuzhnova and C. Nygaard). In 2019, the CEAS, together with United Nation Economic Commission for Europe and MGIMO, hosted the 'Capacity Building Event for Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia Countries From Ideas to Applications: Sharing Best Practices in Business Incubators, Science Parks and Technology Transfer' in Moscow. The publication 'What Matters for Business Incubation? Lessons from the Russian Experience for the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA)' can be read here.

In 2019, the CEAS engaged in collaboration with Southwest Minzu University in China. Dr Irina Heim has visited the university to present research and deliver lectures, with seminars organised by Dr Gin Gao, a CEAS Visiting Fellow. To make this trip possible, Dr Gao applied and received a grant from the national research fund of China. The trip included the visit to the financial centre and the high-tech Incubator in Chengdu Tianfu New Area. Dr Heim held a meeting with the Dean of the Department of Economics and the management team of the department to discuss possible co-operation.

In 2019, a new partnership was launched between the CEAS, the KBTU and Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. The CEAS and KBTU already have a long-standing partnership through the Kazakh-British Centre for Competitiveness, created in 2015. The Creative Spark project has enabled the development of a Creative Enterprise Hub, the first of its kind in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region. This is a unique platform, designed for musicians, IT-design developers, artists, film-makers and others in the creative industries, and rewards the best local creative and innovative talents. Its aim is to foster economic growth and contribute to creating new jobs by identifying and exploring market opportunities.

To collaborate on research with the CEAS, please contact the CEAS Director, Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova.

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Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, CEAS Centre Director.

Telephone: 0118 3786637