Medical school will be opened on the basis of Nazarbayev University in 2015

In Kazakhstan medical school will be opened on the basis of Nazarbayev University in 2015, scientist, microbiologist, chairman of the Board of JSC “National Medical Holding” Kennet Alibek said at the CCS media briefing.

“As you know, cancer center will be opened at the medical holding. To date, department of brain tumors, the department of general oncology, departments for child patients were created. The opening of the oncosurgery departments is in process. As part of the center, we create the technology now, and work independently and with our partners,” K.Alibek told.

According to him, holding must become an innovation center, which will develop the transfer of new technologies in Kazakhstan.

“Meanwhile, the holding company, subsidiary of the Nazarbayev University, has to create medical school in 2015 by world standards. Teaching will be conducted entirely in English, the best elements will used in Kazakhstan, “he added.


Geological Centre to be opened in Astana

Kazakhstan will be opening its first geology center in Astana. Along with the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy and Nazarbatev University, it will help geologists study the geological history of Central Asia and help students enter the field. Construction will begin next year. Originally posted to on 09.12.2013:

Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies plans to create Geological Centre together with Nazarbayev University in Astana, Deputy Minister of Kazakhstan Industry and New technologies Nurlan Sauranbayev said during a dialogue platform Geology-360, reports.

It is planned to establish the fundamental scientific base where geologists will be able to fully develop deposits of Kazakhstan.

The Geological Centre will be created together with Nazarbayev University. Its main purpose is to create competence in the field of geology in Kazakhstan.

According to the Director of the Center of Earth Sciences of Nazarbayev University Askar Munar, at the moment, a master plan for the Geological Center is being developed together with a Japanese company

The approximate cost of the project is more than 40 million dollars. The construction is scheduled for late 2014.

Geological Research Center to be established at Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University is creating a geological research center in Astana. The idea will help with increasng education in the field. Originally posted to on 07.11.2013:

“Geological Research Center, including a full range of laboratories will be established in Astana,” Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan Asset Issekeshev informed.

Head of State charged to activate geology system and new approaches in mineral and commodities –based industries’ management. We, in association with geologic society studied geology development perspectives. Indeed we have really great potential,” Issekeshev told.

In this regard, Ministry of Industry and New technologies has worked out Geology Development Concept till 2030.

“First of all, Head of State instructed to submit to Parliament a new legal framework that will simplify the approach for exploration permits till the end of the year. Second, to create scientific laboratory base. Herewith, together with Nazarbayev University we establish Geology Research Center,” the Minister Issekeshev informed.

In addition, A.Isekeshev reported on the application of international standards work.

“We have studied the experience of Australia, and Canada. We plan to sign four agreements with large international companies owning technologies to the end of the year. They are Rio Tinto Group – a British-Australian multinational metals and mining, the Korean and Japanese geological agencies. We have agreed about a transfer of technologies “, the head of the Ministry added

A.Isekeshev also noted the “National Geological Exploration Company Kazgeologiya” JSC stepped up its work in the area of small towns. More than 350 clefts were drilled in three single-industry towns.

As reported earlier, speaking at the enlarged meeting of the Government of the Head of State noted that slow pace of new fields’ exploration. Besides,  Nursultan Nazarbayev also stressed a sufficient increase of extension additions.