July 13-14, September 6-8, 2018
German-Kazakh-University (DKU) Almaty/Kazakhstan
The Seminar series ‘Sustainable Development: Regional and Interregional Cooperation in Central Asia’ was jointly organized by Bielefeld University (Germany) and the German-Kazakh University (Kazakhstan) under the supervision of Chiara Pierobon.
It constituted Component II of the Research-Based Professionalization Project ‘Between Stability and Transformation: Regional and Transnational Cooperation in Central Asia and between Central Asia and Europe’ conducted by Bielefeld University and Dortmund University and funded by Volkswagen Foundation (2016-2019).
The series consisted of three seminars aimed at professionalizing researchers from Central Asia who work on regional and interregional cooperation and sustainable development through the provision of intensive training in theories and approaches, methodologies and methods, and scientific transferrable techniques and skills.
Altogether, 51 participant from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan were selected through an open call for proposals, also taking into consideration gender balance and the difference between the academic institutions and degree of internationalization in the Central Asian region. Remarkably, this research professionalization activity met the interest of MA, PhD, and Post-Doc candidates as well as of professors.