Danagul Yembergenova is a young specialist in the sphere of higher education governance and management. She was born in Kazakhstan and graduated from Kazakh National University in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Danagul did her Master's degree in Cardiff Metropolitan University in the Cardiff School of Education. She has been a recipient of several grants and scholarships, including Kazakh State Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus Arcade scholarship, ICCR scholarship of Indian Government. Danagul worked at Nazarbayev University during 2013-2015 and now she is a PhD researcher of Educational sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Her current research interests are governance of universities in the developing countries and how recent reforms in the governance of higher education is affecting the capacity of universities to generate and disseminate knowledge.