Maigul Nugmanova has a PhD in Economic Sciences (a Fulbright Scholar). Currently she is Head of Gender Economics Research Center at the Narxoz University. Dr. Nugmanova is an expert/assessor for FIBAA European accreditation agency. Her research focus is on gender, food security and quality of higher education. She is a country coordinator of ERASMUS+ Capacity building in HE project on Quality Assurance in HE. She is also a member of Central Eurasian Studies Society. Before she started working at KAUIR, Dr. Nugmanova was a Head of International Office of the Kazakh Ablai Khan University International Relations (KAUIR), Head of International Programs Department of Kazakh National Agrarian University and country coordinator of SSDS TEMPUS project. She worked on the development of International Network of scientists in Food Security, Gender Economics and Sustainable Development; development of FAO Extension in Agriculture project in Kazakhstan. Before she started working at KazNAU, Dr. Nugmanova was a National expert under UNDP and elaborated Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for UNDP CO in Kazakhstan. She was a national consultant/researcher for Kazakhstan on human trafficking in Central Asia with the TCC of IOM in Austria. She is a fellow of Knowledge Networking and Capacity Building on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics Program(USA). She was involved in a working group for elaboration of recommendations to the Government on 'Gender equality in Education” and 'Gender Equality on the Labor Market” under the Participation Program of UNESCO National Commission for UNESCO for 2014-2015.