Advanced Research Methodology Supported by UniCEN

Within the framework of the Central Asian Universities Partnership Program (UniCEN), from June 9 to 10, 2023, Head of Foreign Languages Department, M.Ed., Yuliya V. Novitskaya and Head of Business Department, PhD, Ilona V. Bordianu participated in a seminar on “Advanced Research Methodology” conducted by the American Councils for International Education through UniCEN, which took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Central Asian Universities Partnership Program (UniCEN) is a platform to enhance sustainable collaboration between higher education institutions in the US and Central Asia. UniCEN builds expertise in strategic planning, administration, faculty policy and practice, student mobility, curriculum design, and alumni relations to advance the development of mutually beneficial partnerships.

The purpose of the seminar is to increase the research capacity of teachers from Central Asia, increase the number of joint publications of the United States and Central Asia provided to international journals, and promote interdisciplinary and regional cooperation in Central Asia.

The seminar covered the following topics:

  • qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • substantiation of the study;
  • research hypotheses and statements;
  • collection and analysis of data;
  • academic integrity;
  • publishing process.

The speakers were Kimberly LeChasseur – Senior Evaluation and Research Fellow, Morgan Teaching & Learning Center for Project-Based Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA) and Andrew Zimbroff – Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA).

The UniCEN program is an important platform for promoting cross-border academic and scientific partnerships, and also strengthens the potential of US and Central Asian university administrators and faculty to jointly address global challenges.

Department of Business
Department of Foreign Languages