The Professional Development and Engagement Center

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The Professional Development and Engagement strand of the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme aims to support the development of the research environment in Kazakhstan and enable optimal impact from research.

As part of this strand of the Partnership Programme, the British Council and JSC Science Fund are supporting the establishment of eight Professional Development and Community Engagement Centres based in Kazakhstani higher education / research institutions in different regions of the country.

Each centre will act as a regional hub, offering access to researchers from all institutions in the region they serve. Their activities will focus on skills training for researchers, technicians and research administrators and on engaging researchers with end users.