The Rector of KBTU Gabdullin M.T. held a meeting with representatives of George Washington University, where they discussed the possibility of participation of KBTU employees in an internship for advanced training. The meeting was attended by members of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) in such fields as political science, economics, history, literature, anthropology, sociology, public policy and geography.

IERES also operates the Abay Center, which provides information about the history, culture, education and political structure of Kazakhstan.