Apr 06

Master class “Epigenetics” was conducted by Professors of the University of Poitiers (France) Paul Seite and Brigitte Vannier in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus “CASEU” project

Master class “Epigenetics” for teaching staff and researchers in the framework of the “Central Asian and European Universities” (CASEU) project was held from March 27 to April 5, 2018 at Department of Biology of Karaganda State Medical University by professors of the University of Poitiers (France) Paule Seite and Brigitte Vannier.

the topic of this master class was the concept of epigenetics and its importance for personalized medicine, what role epigenetics plays today.

Professors Paul Seite and Brigitte Vannier presented demonstrations on the basic concepts of epigenetics, genome organization, histone modification and remodeling of chromatin, therapy and personalization of the drug. listeners took an active part in discussions.

Professors of the University of Poitiers (France) Paul Seite and Brigitte Vannier together with university teachers, at the Department of Biology and in the Laboratory of Collective Use, conducted a PCR experiment to determine MycN-gene in human cell lines. During the work the professors and listeners discussed the problematic issues of the mechanism for conducting and technical analysis of the work.

Also, a lot of attention was paid to reading and writing of articles, publications in journals with high impact factor.

“Epigenetics proves that we are responsible for the integrity of our genome. We used to think that only genes predetermine who we are. Today we know for sure: everything we do, everything that we eat, drink, our way of life has an effect on the activity of our genes and genes of future generations.

Epigenetics offers us a new concept of free choice. “

Randy Jirthl

The Department of Biology and the International Cooperation Department.

Nov 20

Visit of the Professors from University of Poitiers (France) to the Karaganda State Medical University in the framework of the “CASEU – Central ASian and European Universities” project

Within the period from November 20 to December 4, 2017, Professor Paule Seite and Professor Brigitte Vannier from the University of Poitiers (France) visited Karaganda State Medical University in framework of the “CASEU – Central ASian and European Universities” project.


During their stay at the KSMU, Professors of the University of Poitiers (France), Mrs. Paule Seite and Mrs. Brigitte Vannier, conducted lectures on the topics “Molecular cloning” and “Bioinformatics”, as well as practical sessions on the topic: “Bioinformation tools for cloning” for academic staff and students of Karaganda State Medical University.

Also, there were held meetings with the Departments of Biological profile (Department of Biology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biophysics and Informatics, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry) for mentoring scientific research.


For Professors were organized familiarizing excursion to the International Research and Production Holding “Phytochemistry” in Karaganda, which is one of the leading scientific centers in the Republic

Oct 31

Participation of KSMU in the exhibition of projects of the European Union in the framework of the celebration of Europe Day

May 31, 2017 Karaganda State Medical University took part in the exhibition of projects of the European Union, which was held in Astana.

This Exhibition was organized by the Representation of the European Union in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the framework of the celebration of Europe Day. The Representation of the European Union to Kazakhstan annually celebrates this event since 1999 through a series of events dedicated to a wide range of issues, including issues of culture and education.

The main idea of the exhibition was acquaintance of the Kazakhstan and foreign public with the projects financed by the European Union.

Among the participants of the EU projects represented at the exhibition, the following universities: Kazakh National Medical University named after S. Asfendiyarov, Eurasian National University named after L. N. Gumilev, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S. Seifullin, “Medical University of Astana”, Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov, Kostanai Engineering-Economic University named after M. Dulatov, KIMEP University, Kokshetau University named after Abai Myrzakhmetov.


The exhibition of projects of the European Union was opened with a welcoming speech of the Head of the EU Representation in Kazakhstan, Ambassador of the EU to the Republic of Kazakhstan – Traian Laurentiu Christine.

Within the framework of the exhibition, guests were presented with presentation materials on each of the projects.

After the exhibition, all participants and guests were invited to a concert.

Among the presented projects of KSMU (TAME, PEOPLE, TUTORIAL) the project WELCOME: “Towards Incoming International University Communities” was presented in the exhibition. The aim of this project is Internationalisation of Kazakhstani and Chinese universities by the implementing strategic and marketing methodologies in order to increase incoming foreign students, professors and researchers. The objectives of the project are:

  • Study of Universities’ Internationalisation;
  • Creation of the Portal of Kazakhstani and Chinese Universities for Internationalisation;
  • Development and implementation of the Strategic and Marketing Plans for Internationalisation at the institutional level;
  • Creation of Service Oriented International Relations Offices in the universities.

The duration of the project is 3 years – till 2016 to 2019.

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The project partners are:

  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain);
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden);
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia);
  • Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal);
  • University of Rovira and Virhiliy (Spain);
  • University of Perpignan – Via Domitia (France);
  • N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan);
  • Narxoz University (Kazakhstan);
  • Karaganda State Medical University (Kazakhstan);
  • Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade (Kazakhstan);
  • Beihang University (China);
  • Tongji University (China).

Oct 30

Report on trip to Barcelona (Spain) in the frame of Erasmus + WELCOME “Towards incoming international university communities” project.

From 6 to 7 March 2017, two employees of KSMU, belonging to the coordinator of Erasmus+ WELCOME project, namely S.B. Kassymova, Head of Department of International Cooperation of KSMU and A.S. Bukeeva, acting Director of Department of Educational and Methodological Work of KSMU have attended a kick-off meeting within Erasmus + project “Towards incoming international university communities” in Barcelona, Spain.

The meeting was held at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. In the meeting also took part:

1.  Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

2.  Beihang University, China

3.  Narxoz University, Kazakhstan

4.  Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade, Kazakhstan

5.  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

6.  L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

7.  Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

8.  Tongji University, China

9.  University of Lisbon, Portugal

10.  University Rovira i Virgili, Spain

11.  University of Perpignan France

The meeting was opened by the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of Polytechnic University of Catalonia Lourdes Reig Puig, and the main coordinator of the project Alicia Berlanga. All partner universities, including KSMU, made presentations of their universities and prospects of project implementation.

On the next day was made a general presentation of the project “Towards incoming international university communities” of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, followed by consideration of the plan of further cooperation and assignment of people responsible for the work packages.

At the end of the training, all participants were awarded the certificates.

Oct 30

Training on the project “WELCOME” in the framework of the Erasmus +program

From 29thMay to 2nd June, a training course on Internationalization of Higher Education with the participation of universities from partner-countries was held on the basis of the Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal).

The training program included masterclasses, discussions, as well as presentations by representatives of universities from Portugal, Spain, Sweden, France and Estonia.

The presentations of participants were conducted on following topics: ‘Internationalization Policy and Strategy’, ‘Strategic Planning’, ‘Support Service’, ‘Mobility and Cooperation’, ‘International Rankings’,’ Double Diploma and Employment’, ‘Exchange Programs / Summer Schools “.

The participants shared their experience in planning and implementation the Strategy of Internationalization, activities within the exchange program of teaching staff, students, and trainings for university staff. In addition, there was noted the importance of rankings and the idea of involving all employees in the process of internationalization for the effective operation of university.

The program was completed with the final reports of participants on the topics covered in the framework of Internationalization. By the end of the seminar, all participants were given certificates.

Implementation of the Erasmus + Action 2 Project “Enhancing capacity in higher education” “WELCOME” – “Towards incoming international university communities ” has started in 2016. The kick-off meeting took place from 6-8 March 2017 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), which is the coordinator of the project.

The main objective of the Project is to strengthen the international activity of universities in Kazakhstan and China through the introduction of strategic and marketing techniques to attract foreign students, teachers and researchers.

The duration of the project is 3 years.

Universities participating in the consortium:

1. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)

2. KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

3. Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

4. Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

5. University of Rovira and Virhiliy (Spain)

6. University of Perpignan – Via Domitia (France)

7.  L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)

8. Narxoz University (Kazakhstan)

9. Karaganda State Medical University (Kazakhstan)

10. Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade (Kazakhstan)

11. Beihang University (China)

12. Tongji University (China)

Oct 27

Consultation meeting with the teams of the Erasmus + CBHE projects in KSMU


On the 18th of October, at 15.00p.m. on the basis of the Karaganda State Medical University there was held a Consultation Meeting with the teams of the ERASMUS+ Capacity Building Higher Education projects in KSMU, organized by the National coordinator of the Erasmus + program in Kazakhstan, Ms. Sh.U. Tasbulatova. The meeting was attended by the coordinators and managers of the following projects of Erasmus + at KSMU:

  • TAME «Training Against Medical Errors»;
  • WELCOME «Towards Incoming International University Comminities»;
  • TUTORIAL «Strengthening Network Education, Research and Innovation in Environmental Health in Asia»;
  • TRUNAK «Transition to University Autonomy in Kazakhstan»;
  • ProInCa «Development of the innovative potential of Higher Education in the field of nursing through the reform of the health care system».

During the consultation meeting, there were discussed the main difficulties and problems in project management, the ways of their solution, the main stages of the project, the organization of an installation meeting for new projects. Upon completion of the consultation meeting, representatives of each project had the opportunity to ask personally questions to the National Coordinator of the Erasmus + program in Kazakhstan Sh. U. Tasbulatova.


Apr 07

Announcement of competition Erasmus TUTORIAL

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Erasmus + project TUTORIAL is announces the start of the competition



Apr 03

TUTORIAL documents

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Oct 04

Tutor training TAME

The team of Karaganda State Medical University on September 16-17, 2016 within the framework of the international project conducted TAME d-PBL training on the case Roman Galanov (Rory). The session was attended by six tutors trained by Ella Iskrenko, as well as 6 new tutors, who will conduct classes in Kazakh. 6-year-students of General Medicine (6 people) were invited for the lesson. During the training, all teachers had the opportunity to try themselves in the role of tutor. Feedback from the tutors and students had been very constructive and took place in a positive atmosphere: were asked questions, expressed gratitude and wishes of both students and tutors. During the training were some comments in the technology of the class, which in future will help project participants to improve their skills in conducting classes on d-PBL.

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Dec 02

Welcome to International programs of KSMU!



Internationalization is one of the main directions of KSMU’s development, as is evident through the implementation of numerous international initiatives, in accordance to the ‘Strategic Development Plan’ of the university. This approach allows to:

1) Develop the existing cooperation;

2) Start and set up innovative cooperation activities through the establishment of cooperation protocols with universities from all over the world;

3)  Integrate several international inter university cooperation networks and groups;

4) Actively participate on a significant number of International educational programmes.


Many of these activities are especially developed within the EU programmes such us – Erasmus +.

Aiming to offer a broader range of educational opportunities, KSMU actively participates in Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus + programs.

During last 3 years, KSMU was one of participant of Tempus projects in different areas of interests – Human Resource development, Medical education, Enviromental health.

In 2014 KSMU first time meet with international mobility in order of Erasmus Mundus project – CASEU. The name of the project CASEU means Central ASian and European Universities.  CASEU is  financial support granted by the European Commission, that offers scholarships to European master students, PhD researchers and staff members (academic and administrative) to follow a mobility period, to  Kazakhstani and Uzbekistani universities. These are fully covered scholarships; they include a monthly allowance, travel costs, insurance coverage and tuition fees. KSMU welcomes all applicants who would like to participate in this program.

Starting from 2015, KSMU currently participates in the Erasmus+ Programme, which is implemented jointly with the National office of Erasmus + Kazakhstan.

In 2015 with the strong team of different international universities, KSMU became the grant holder of new project TAME – Training education against medical errors.

To develop its internationalization strategy, KSMU opens the Department of international cooperation and Bologna process. That ensures the coordination and the development of the international cooperation actions.

For further information on cooperation under education & training programs, please contact us through our email inerdept@kgmu.kz