Elmira Ibraeva

Research Interest:

  • Economics of Education, Household Expenditures on Education, Remittances and Education, Kyrgyz Republic/Central Asia


  • Master of International Studies, Kobe University (Oct. 2013 – expected in Sept. 2014)
  • Research Student, Kobe University (April-Sept. 2013)
  • Specialist in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (Sept. 2001 – June, 2006)


  • Project Assistant, “Building local capacity in increase of access to education”, Save the Children/EU project, Kyrgyz Republic (2010-2011)
  • Volunteer/Intern, United Nations Center for Regional Development, Kobe Branch (2008-2009), Japan
  • Project Assistant, World Bank On-farm Irrigation Project, Kyrgyz Republic (2007–2008)
  • Translator, “Support in Implementation of the Comprehensive Development Framework” EU project, Kyrgyz Republic, (2006-2007)

Academic Associations

  • Japan Comparative Education Society

Academic Conference Presentation

  • The 49th Japan Comparative Education Society Annual Meeting (Jul. 2013, Sophia University, Japan)
  • The 11th Africa Educational Research Forum (Apr. 2013, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan)
  • The 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (Mar. 2013, New Orleans, USA)
  • The 12th International Conference on Education Research (Oct. 2011, Seoul National University, South Korea)

Language/ Skills:

  • Kyrgyz (Native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent, TOEFL 610), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), STATA

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar:

Dear Students, welcome to Ogawa seminar!!! If you are interested in new knowledge and skills in any area of education, such as education policy, economics of education, education and development, this is the right place to join. You will find the seminar challenging and requiring not only hard work, but also ability to work both independently and as a team player,improving multitasking and time management skills and talent to cooperate within international environment. All these acquired skills and provided opportunities for internships and field studies will become an “accelerator” for your professional and personal growth!