Call for Applications, 3rd Annual Conference on Academic Integrity in Astana, Kazakhstan

May 18-19 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan 


Higher School of Economics at KAZGUU University and Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) are pleased to call for presentations at the upcoming 3rd Annual Conference on Academic Integrity with the focus on Internationalization to be held at KAZGUU University in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 18-19th, 2018.

The Conference aims to share best practices, raise issues, and promote and discuss recent developments in theoretical and empirical research on academic integrity. Scholars, practitioners and graduate students around the world are welcome to join and submit proposals.

The focus of this year’s Conference is Academic Integrity and Internationalization. International student mobility, the proliferation of cross-border and transnational education programs, and competition among national and regional scientific research activities have led to the expansion and liberalization of the global higher education space. This global higher education space is also being transformed by emerging technologies. Internationalization and technological transformations both enable and endanger practices of academic integrity. Many important challenges arise from this dynamic context: sustaining shared values and practices of academic integrity across borders; ensuring continuity of high quality standards in transnational education; and using technologies to promote academic integrity (whilst avoiding abuse of technologies by students to breach rules of integrity) are some of them. Organizers of the Conference invite all interested scholars and practitioners to submit panel proposals and individual paper abstracts dealing with different aspects of ensuring academic integrity in the context of increasing internationalization and technological disruption. 

We welcome proposals related to the conference topics :

  • Kazakh Higher Education in the Face of Competition from Chinese and Russian Universities
  • Academic Integrity and the Impact of Technology
  • Academic Integrity and Strategic Internationalization
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policies and Procedures
  • Internationalization through Erasmus+
  • Academic Integrity in Multicultural Context
  • Intrusion of Technologies and Erosion of Academic Integrity
  • Ensuring Academic Standards in Transnational Programs
  • Universality of Academic Integrity Practices
  • Challenges of Affirming Values of Academic Integrity in Internationalized Context
  • Quality Assurance and Internationalization
  • Research Ethics and Scientific Standards
  • International/Cross-Border Cooperation for Promoting Academic Standards




Abstracts and panel proposals submission:

March 19th, 2018

Results notification:

April 10th,2018

Registration payment:

April 25th, 2018

Full Paper Submission:

April 30th, 2018


May 18-19th,  2018


Conference participation fee:

 Full Registration: $US 45 (15 000 KZ Tenge)

 Registration not including catering: $US 30  (10 000 KZ Tenge)

 Student Registration: $US 15  (5 000 KZ Tenge)


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

If you have any questions regarding payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.


For more information and instructions for submitting proposals, visit website of the conference at:



Organizing Committee



Conference Chair:

Loretta O’Donnell, B.A. (Hons), Dip. Ed., MBA, PhD, Nazarbayev University

Conference Co-Chair:

DilbarGimranova, MBA, MPhil, KAZGUU University

Program Chair:

GalymMakhmejanov, PhD,KAZGUU University

Duncan Priestley, B. Sc., Dip. Teach., PhD, Nazarbayev University

Ann Scholl, PhD, Innovative Learning Lead, Nazarbayev University

IkboljonQoraboyev, PhD,KAZGUU University

Publicity Chair:

Marat Raimkhanov, MPA LSE, KAZGUU University


Janet Turarbekova, Communication and Marketing Department Director, Nazarbayev University

Relations Chair:

Aizhan Kashkenova, MA, KAZGUU University


Daniyar Makhambayev, Head of Marketing, KAZGUU University