CAIDS is keen to establish long-run relationships with foreign and local partners, higher education institutions, and think tanks in Kazakhstan. The project team is carrying out necessary preparatory phase for the master program at ENU. CAIDS is also about to build its capacity for STC professional consulting and research in collaboration with ENU. We will maintain good relations with ISTC, ENU, IWEP, as well as European Studies Unit (ESU) at the University of Liege, Belgium.
CAIDS tends to become a hub for knowledge generating and training activities related to STC implementation. CAIDS is supposed to coordinate and oversee main activities across the region. We anticipate that, together with our partners, we will build sufficient capacity to establish STC sustainable program at graduate and postgraduate levels.
In 2021-2023 CAIDS maintain the research collaboration in STC between CAIDS, ENU, and ESU. Our main partner from ENU is the Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Economics. CAIDS will also accelerate collaboration research teams from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia and other regions to build research network with specialization in STC by means of training researchers, experts, and practitioners to popularize the topic to involve wider audience. On-going project activities of CAIDS-ENU-ESU will be also focused on local research community through engaging ENU researchers and PhD candidates and dissemination of our studies in Kazakhstan.
CAIDS' activities will be structured around following research clusters:
· Cluster 1: Strategic Trade Control: theory and application, global development trends.
· Cluster 2: Impact Evaluation of STC implementation.
· Cluster 3: STC Internal Compliance Policy for enterprises.
CAIDS together with ENU and ESU can apply in consortium for different research competitions like Erasmus program, etc. We will collaborate with different universities in Kazakhstan, as well as Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and other counties, specializing in STC. In the long run, we expect to have a double degree international program at ENU together with the University of Liege, Belgium.