Science development becomes key issue – Nazarbayev

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Science development becomes key issue - Nazarbayev“Since beginning of the forced industrialization the issues of the science development have become the key one”, the Head of the State said at the session of the Council on science and science policy.

The Kazakh President noted that the state’s goal is to give a new impulse to science development, set right directions, bring together the Kazakh business and science, including private business, state companies, which are legally blinded to allocate a certain quantity of their benefit for scientific research.

“We – a new state, which is looking forward, – should take all the necessary from the world science and experience of other countries”, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of the State reminded that by his order five largest national laboratories were opened countrywide and fifteen laboratories of engineering profile – in universities in every regional center.

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Priorities of scientific activity must correspond to requirements of economy – President

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Priorities of the scientific and technical activity must correspond to the requirement of the economy; Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has stated today at the session on science and scientific policy. 

“All scientific projects (on applied and natural sciences) must be reconsidered and reapproved. Science and scientists must be aimed at the central needs of the State”, – N .Nazarbayev said.

He also supported the proposal on implementation of the international expertise for proposed scientific projects.

“The national centers of expertise must be determined as a labor body for all scientific councils in order to ensure unity of our work”, – the Head of State said. He also noted that the labor body must provide transparency of our activity. “All this must be mentioned in the Law “On Science”, – he added.

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President: State Scientific Commission to be in charge of science budget

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aygul Tulekbayeva

The State Scientific Technical Commission under the Government of Kazakhstan will be evaluating the funds for science and distributing them among priority directions, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the Friday meeting of the Council on Science and Scientific Policy.

“The State Scientific Technical Commission under the Government must be a strategic institution that will be in charge of determining the priority directions of the country’s scientific and technical activity, the budget and funds distribution. These new duties of the Commission must be secured by the Science Law”, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

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N.Nazarbayev: Research councils to dispose of funds without interference of public officials

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aygul Tulekbayeva

President Nursultan Nazarbayev backs the idea to set up research councils. “This will allow to curtail administration interference and let science develop”, – Nursultan Nazarbayev said Friday at the sitting of the Council on Science and Scientific Policy.
“The main duty of the research councils will be to select scientific projects and decide on providing grants, which means funds will be disposed by scientists, not public servants”, the President pointed out.

According to the President, research councils must be created for each key branch of economy and involve Kazakhstani scientists, international experts, representatives of companies and NGOs operating in this sphere and certain state organs. 

“A research council must be the only body to study grant requests from scientists without interference of public officials” he added.

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Head of State urged Government to set up new system of Kazakh science

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

The President instructed the Government to elaborate an action plan on creation of a new system of the national science, including legislative novelties.

At the session of the council on science and scientific policy Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev also noted that it is necessary to outline all procedures connected with the contests on scientific researches in the sphere of regulation of the Law on public purchases.

Besides, the Head of the State noted that the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science, the Committee of Science must provide all financial and technical aspects of functioning of the new scientific system.

He charged to organize such coordination of business, science and education that could provide accumulation of knowledge, speedy information exchange, elaboration and introduction of technological decisions.     

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Astana new university to be a new national brand – President

September 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has urged the Government to submit proposals on development of a new university in Astana.

According to N. Nazarbayev, establishment of a new university is an important national project. “The new university of Astana should be created as a national brand combining Kazakhstan’s identity, best international educational model and scientific practice”, the Head of the State said at the sitting of the Council on Science and Scientific Policy on Friday.

Mr. Nazarbayev noted the university must not be large and have the natural science department and several departments in the sphere of engineering and technologies. He charged the Ministry of Education and Science to attract the world leading universities to the formation of scientific-educational programs, establishment of an education quality management system, training of Kazakhstani teachers.

According to the President, Almaty Information Technologies Institute, Nuclear Technology Institute, the constructed biological research center and projected nanotechnology laboratory will pass to the university. He urged the Government to fix peculiarities of functioning of the university in the law “On Science” and other legal acts.

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