M’SIAN RESEARCHERS CONTRIBUTE TO KAZAKH’S EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

12 Jul 2013 11:19

ASTANA (Kazakhstan), July 5 (Bernama) -- The contribution of Malaysian researchers in developing the education system in Kazakhstan has significantly helped in boosting the country's growth.

The Deputy President or Provost of Nazarbayev University, Simon Jones said the university, which was initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, had hired five researchers from research universities in Malaysia to give the best research contribution, here.

"They are here today teaching students on the latest topics and inventing new ideas for research... they are helping us to build the university and the development of Kazakhstan people," he said in an interview with Malaysian journalists here, today.

The journalists are on a special media tour at the invitation of the Republic of Kazakhstan Government in conjunction of the Astana Day celebration, which marks the capital’s 15th anniversary of its establishment, tomorrow.

Jones said Malaysian manpower was crucial as the university opens its first enrolment for international students early next year.

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"There are similarities between Malaysia and Kazakhstan in which both are growing rapidly, having the wisdom and foresight to see young people as the future and well-trained population for economic growth.

"We have very clear similarities and I feel we will have more ideas if we work together more closely," he said.

The university which was established in 2010 is still at the early stage and has 1,477 students who are all under Kazakhstan government scholarship.

It aims to advance in the development of education and research in the country, and to contribute to Astana's aspiration to become Eurasia's research and educational centre.

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