Alya Akatayeva

Managing Director for Science and Innovation

Satbayev University

Since September 2017, Aliya has been serving as the Chair of the Department of Social studies at Satbayev University. In this role, Aliya is responsible for overseeing the administration and monitoring of educational and research processes. During this time, she significantly contributed to the university’s high rankings and implemented innovative teaching methods.

Prior to her tenure at Satbayev University, Aliya worked as a lecturer at the University of Narhoz, delivering lectures on various aspects of international relations. Her academic journey also includes significant roles at Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, where she played a crucial role in academic administration, research coordination, and international collaboration. [His/Her] commitment to enhancing educational programs and fostering international partnerships is evident throughout her career. She has been working as the Head of the Commercialization Office, later the Head of the Office for international cooperation at Satbayev University.

Overall, Aliya’s extensive experience and dedication make her an asset to any academic institution, ensuring the continuous improvement of educational quality and international collaboration. Aliya is Fullbright scholar and have a wide range of international experience.

11:50 am

Panel Discussion: AM also conquers (peripheral areas in) Europe

Alya Akatayeva

Satbayev University

Felix Doerr


Özlem Weiss


Martin Stevens


Kristin Sieberger

Maastricht University

Annette von Wedel e.V.

Alicia Roman

Nikon SLM Solutions

Nicole Kroll

DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.

Martin Huber

European Defence Agency

Jens Günster

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

Annette Steinbusch

Philips MyCreation, a venture of Signify

Cheryl Schwahn


Brigitte Kock


Dr. Dirk Simon

FKM Sintertechnik GmbH

Helge Schneevogt

DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

Stefanie Brickwede