Information letter


Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

and QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds

informs and invites the presidents of universities to international seminar «QS XCHANGE SEMINAR: PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR UNIVERSITIES»


The aim of the seminar is to develop a strategy for marketing and branding of universities, exchange of experience in the transformation of higher education and the creation of world-class universities in the Asian region.

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings is one of the prestigious world rankings of universities determining the elite higher education worldwide.

According to research by the QS WUR rating agency in 2014, more than one third of the TOP 100 universities in the world represent the Asia-Pacific region, while their number has grown by 50% since 2011.

Main Speakers of the seminar are: General Director of QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds and representatives of TOP world Universities

1Ms Mandy Mok, CEO, QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds, Singapore

Ms Mandy inspired the launch of, among other highly successful projects, QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference (QS-APPLE), QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference (QS-MAPLE), QS Worldwide Conference, QS WorldClass Seminar, QS in conversation seminar, and the prestigious book, QS Showcase.

Presentation: «External Strategies for Marketing & Branding for Kazakh Universities».

2Prof Yi-Ming Arthur Chen, Vice President
Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.

Professor Yi-Ming Arthur Chen currently serves as the vice president of Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). He also serves as acting Dean of College of Health Science. Professor Chen received M.D. and M.S. from National Yang-Ming University (NYMU).

Presentation: «Higher Education Program in Taiwan».

4Mrs Winnie Eley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Advancement)
University of Newcastle, Australia

WinnieEley joined the University of Newcastle in Australia as Pro Vice Chancellor (International and Advancement) in May 2013. Prior to the above appointment, Winnie was the founding director of international affairs at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) between 2008 and 2013.

Presentation: «Univer-city in Newcastle, Australia».

5Dr Atul Chauhan, Chancellor
Amity University, India

Dr Atul Chauhan is the President of the non-profit RitnandBalved Education Foundation and the Chancellor of Amity University. Dr Chauhan is also the CEO of the AKC Group of Companies which has worldwide interests in the fields of petrochemicals, healthcare and technology.

Presentation: «The Revolution in Higher Education in India — through private initiative».

6Brigadier General Professor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Hussin, Vice Chancellor
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

Brigadier General Professor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Hussin will be forever remembered as the founding father of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). In March 2014, Professor Kamarudin was appointed as the new chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Rectors of the Malaysian Public Universities.

Presentation: «Malaysian Higher Education towards Global Prominence».

7Prof X.L. Ding, Chair Professor of Geomatics, Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. X.L. Ding is Chair Professor of Geomatics and Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Presentation: «Higher Education in Hong Kong: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges».

Prof. Jay Ick Lim, Chairman, International University Ranking Committee, and Dean of Graduate School of International Studies
Ajou University, South Korea

Jay-Ick Lim is Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, Ajou University, Korea, and University Professor of Business Administration.

Presentation: «The Internationalization of Korean Higher Education: Achievements, Challenges and Future Directions».


The seminar will be attended by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Social Development of the RK, Rectors, Visiting Professor KazNMU and guests from partner universities.


Date: 15th of June 2015

Venue: Asfendiyarov KazNMU, Theatre «CONCORDIA» (Almaty, Bogenbay batyr str., 149, corner of Masanchi str.)

Working language: English (simultaneous translation is provided).

Participation terms: registration fee — 25 000 KZT per participant, including the certificate, handout (CD) and business lunch. Travel and accommodation are at the participation’s expense.

Deadline for application submission: 25th of June 2015, by the following form to the email [email protected]


Name Organization Position Contact details


For further information please contact:

Ms Akbota Rustemova,

8(727)3387046, mob. 87026582365

Please note that participants will be informed of any changes through the university website: http://www.kaznmu, as well as by email.


Current account for the registration fee transfer:

NGO «Alumni Association of Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University»

BIN: 091040007937

IIC: KZ666010131000122045 (KZT), KBE 18

KZ396010131000178209 (EUR)

KZ666010131000178208 (USD)

JSC «Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan»





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