Second scientific conference “Research Week” was held at Nazarbayev University during November 24 – 28, 2014

Annual scientific conference “Research Week” is a platform that allows scientists, professionals and management of different enterprises to meet, and exchange ideas and results of their results.  The main purpose of the conference is to present research findings that were developed at Nazarbayev University, exchange experience, and form new relationship between scientists of Nazarbayev University and other research centers as well as universities of Kazakhstan. This year scientists will present their findings in three research areas: healthier and longer life; earth observation, exploration and conservation; socio-economic development. 

Program consists of poster-presentation, plenary sessions, master-classes on effective usage of electronic resources of library, and trainings from the leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment, Fisher Scientific.

Vice-Provost for Research of Nazarbayev University Philippe Frossard commented: “The Research Week” is a place to celebrate the scholarship of discovery at Nazarbayev University. It creates a privileged environment where colleagues and students can interact in a collegial spirit to share their aspirations and to engage in fruitful, common research ventures. Congruent with our role and mandate to serve as a model university, this year we have invited colleagues from other institutions of higher learning of the Republic of Kazakhstan so as to share our research initiatives, exchange lessons learned and engage in common activities. We strive to create and nurture a research culture that is the driving force for the development of academic programs and the advancement of knowledge. This year, we are witnessing sustained and greater enthusiasm for the event, which is reflected by the number of Abstracts that the NU community has contributed. We place special emphasis on multi-disciplinary, collaborative research endeavors, and this year’s presentations illustrate the growing involvement of our national and international collaborators.”

For researchers who present their work at this conference will be able to find new partners and combine knowledge for joint research. Students will get a chance to learn more about research potential of the University and participate in research work of the professors and lab workers of Nazarbayev University. 

Several key lectures covering the main themes of this year are planned during “Research Week”: Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. Massimo Pignatelli presented his research on “The new face of Pathology in Precision (Personalised) Medicine; Assanbay Jumabekov, President of the “National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation” presented the topic of “Science and Technology in Kazakhstan – status, developments and policies”; Dean of the Graduate School of Business Ramon O’Callaghan prepared a presentation “On Innovations and Entrepreneurship: an Empirical Study on Activities, Aspirations and Attitudes in Kazakhstan”.

The conference will be visited by students and scientists of Nazarbayev University, representatives of the Ministry of Science and Education, as well scientists from the universities from all over Kazakhstan. The official language of the conference is English.

The primary sponsor of the second scientific conference “Research Week” is “ThermoFisher Scientific UK Limited”, leading manufacturer of equipment for clinical laboratories and scientific research in the areas of biology, medicine and industry. The conference was supported by mobile network operator «Kcell», Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation Systems – research center created with the purpose of carrying out activities in the field of science and education, including research, scientific and technological, educational, scientific and service activities, as well as provision with teaching and research laboratory experimental facilities of Nazarbayev University, and «BioHimPribor» Ltd – company that imports the best scientific equipment to Kazakhstan from the leading manufacturers.

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