Kala Nagima, a PhD doctoral candidate of the Department of International law of L.N. Gumilyov ENU has successfully defended her PhD thesis at the Atlantic International University, the United States of America (Miami, Florida), on “International Legal and National Legal Aspects of Organizing Tourism Activity and Hotel Business in the Republic of Kazakhstan” with a major in International Legal Studies.
The thesis was performed under the supervision of Doctor of Legal Studies, Professor Yerbol Musinovich Abaydeldinov. Foreign research advisors are Doctor of Legal Studies, Professor of Istanbul University B. Bahattin Erdem (Turkey) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Associate Professor of Atlantic International University Gilroy Newball (USA).
The work was performed in English and was highly appreciated at defence. The research is devoted to the issues of international law as well as to the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign countries in the sphere of organizing tourism activity and hotel business. Also, the current state and ways of improvement of tourism activity and hotel business in Kazakhstan are enlightened, the legal support of tourism at national, regional and international level is analyzed.
During PhD program studying Kala Nagima had written and published 33 research papers, three of them were written in collaboration with Professor Y.M. Abaydeldinov and were published in journals indexed by Scopus database and one publication was published in journal indexed by Thomson Reuters.
On 11th of September, 2018 the Trustees and Officers of the Atlantic International University in recognition of the successful completion of PhD program and PhD thesis defence had confered upon Kala Nagima the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a major in “International law”.
On 19th of February, 2019 the Order No. 158 of February 15, 2019 of the Acting Chairman of the Committee for the Control of Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan “On awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)” came into force: “To recognize equivalence of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) diploma given by the decision of Atlantic International University (USA) and to award the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 6D030200 – International law specialty to Kala to Nagima Sunkarbekovna”. (Reference to the official website of CCES of MES: http://control.edu.gov.kz/main/press-center/ads/lists-of-approved-applicants/523/)
We congratulate Kala Nagima and her research advisor Doctor of Legal Studies, Professor Y.M. Abaydeldinov with successful thesis defence and gaining a degree of Doctor of International law of the USA and Kazakhstan!