Institutional Research Forum

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Globally higher education is in a period of transformation affected by the advent of mass access to data and new technologies for processing the data. Institutions that employ data-driven decision-making gain deeper insights into the needs of students, faculty and the institution as a whole. The Forum aims to foster discussions on how higher education institutions in Kazakhstan are using and how they can use data to support academic quality, institutional planning, and decision making.

Participants will explore and discuss issues and trends in higher education in Kazakhstan and how institutions can use data collection, analysis and reporting mechanisms to foster a data-driven culture. They will reflect on where their institution stands in terms of data-driven decision making and identify concrete steps academic institutions can take to address data-driven decision making challenges.


The IR Forum will be a valuable platform for educational professionals (both administrative and academic staff), who are involved in:

• data collection and analysis,
• internal and external data reporting,
• use of data and information for academic quality assurance and enhancement and for planning and policy formation.

Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of RK will also be invited to participate in the Forum discussions.


• Identification of stakeholders and their decision support needs
• Use of data, information, and analysis for decision support
• Tools and processes for collecting, cleaning, analyzing, interpreting and reporting data and information
• Characteristics of analytical organizations
• Use of data and information for quality assurance and enhancement (including assessment, and accreditation)
• Challenges, best practices and experiences in data management and analytics

Main language of the Forum is Russian.

More details can be found in the program.

You can register for the Forum by following the link.

Registration and participation in the Forum are free (including coffee breaks). Participants have to cover costs associated with travel, accommodation and lunch.

Please note, that the number of participants is limited.

This Forum is a platform for active discussion and sharing experience. We believe each institution has a unique approach and structure of institutional research related activities and invite colleagues to share their experience.

We are looking for distinguished leaders and experts who would like to be a speaker at the Forum.

If you are interested in sharing your thought leadership and experience, please fill out this form.

In preparation for the Forum, we are conducting a survey among all potential participating institutions to learn more about institutional research and analytics capacity at Kazakhstani institutions.

Results from this survey will be presented at the forum and will serve as a basis for a discussion of institutional research and analytics capacity in Kazakhstani institutions.

We kindly ask for your participation in the survey.

NU Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) carries out a variety of analytical and research activities to support evidence-based decision making and institutional planning and effectiveness at NU. IRA’s main objective is to provide relevant, reliable, digestible, and timely data and analyses that address issues of strategic importance to NU. IRA is located within the Office of the Provost. 

You can contact us via email or by phone 8 (7172) 709011.

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