Coventry University Group exploring potential to open a branded campus in Kazakhstan

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Monday 29 April 2024

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Coventry University Group is exploring the possibility of expanding its global operations by collaborating with a subsidiary of Primus Education to open an international campus in Kazakhstan.

The proposed branded campus in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, would offer a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to be introduced in phases over the coming years.

Coventry University Group and Primus Education will also discuss a collaboration for teacher training and education programmes to be delivered at the campus, utilising the expertise of the Group’s National Institute for Teaching and Education.

These programmes include the International Postgraduate Certificate in Education with International Qualified Teacher Status (iPGCE with iQTS), aimed at contributing to capacity building and enhancing professional development for school teachers in Kazakhstan.

We have a wonderful opportunity to help Kazakhstan address a need which has been identified within its education system. We are extremely excited to be in discussions to help Kazakhstan with its vision for future education in the country.

We have established collaborations with more than 70 universities and colleges worldwide and currently offer transnational education to more than 21,000 students globally. Our network spans across all continents and our hopes for Kazakhstan demonstrate Coventry University’s commitment to learners in Asia.

Professor John Latham CBE, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University and chief executive of Coventry University Group

The proposed development of Coventry University Kazakhstan is an exciting opportunity for both students and the nation. This step aligns with Kazakhstan's strategic vision to become a regional educational hub, enhancing access to UK degrees and making world-class learning more attainable.

The government's progressive policies are essential to this success, fostering an environment that supports academic excellence and embraces best educational practices.

Alister Bartholomew, President of Primus Education

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