Newton/Al-Farabi Researcher Links grant

Monday, February 29, 2016

Category: News

Dr Maia Chankseliani (University of Oxford) and Dr Aisi Li (Nazarbayev University) have been awarded The Newton-Al-Farabi Researcher Links grant.

The two researchers will be organising an international workshop in Kazakhstan on Escaping the exclusion or sustaining the privilege? A complex reality of student mobility from Kazakhstan.

This workshop will focus on how outbound student mobility influences individual and societal well-being in Kazakhstan and will contribute to generating a better understanding of educational trajectories for poor, rural, and/or disabled young people who may have relatively restricted access to study abroad opportunities. This workshop will engage early career researchers working on the topic of mobility, exclusion, and equal access to education in two countries.

The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme is a joint programme launched in 2014 by the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The programme forms part of the Newton Fund, administered by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment.

The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme is coordinated by JSC Science Fund, for Kazakhstan, and the British Council, for the UK.