under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
New opportunities for development in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution
Kazakhstan has everything necessary to enter the number of leaders of the new world
The General Meeting of the National Academy of Kazakhstan was held in Almaty. The event was attended by academicians, corresponding members, honorary members of the Academy, the rectors of universities, directors of research institutes, and the media.
The agenda of General Meeting included the discussion on the annual Address of the President to the Nation of Kazakhstan of 10.01.2018 and the ways of its realization. The delegates also herd the President of Academy Zhurinov who spoke on the work of the Presidium conducted within 2017.
The corresponding member of the Academy, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan, Doctor Zarema Shaukenova was the second key speaker. Doctor Shaukenova emphasized the significance of the engagement of the President the Academy's work.
Doctor Shaukenova also outlined the most important initiatives of the President made during 2017 concerning both domestic and foreign affairs, namely those articulated in the Address to the Nation of Kazakhstan entitled "The third modernization of Kazakhstan and global competitiveness" together with Kazakhstan's membership in the UN Security Council, the "Ruhani zhanghyru" Program, EXPO-2017, and the President’s book "The Era of Independence".
Doctor Shaukenova grew the attention to opportunities of a new industrial revolution outlined by the President in his Address to the Nation and the debates on nuclear non-proliferation within the UN Security Council. She also touched upon the preparations for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Astana and forthcoming amendments of the Law on Religious Activities and Religious Associations. Speaking on the crucial responsibility assumed by the national intelligentsia and academia, the speaker mentioned some of the aspects of the Development Strategy of the National Academy.
The promotion of the research in nuclear and biological security and ecology as well as introduction of green technologies are especially relevant taking into account the main agenda of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council, namely non-proliferation and demilitarization.
Successful implementation of the "Ruhani zhaghyru" Program requires greater role of humanities and social sciences, while the Digital Kazakhstan Program shall be based on the robust research in the respective fields. All in all, the National Academy should become an important link to improve the work with younger cadres, succession of academic knowledge and experience.
Doctor Shaukenova noted scientific revival and growing presence of Kazakhstan's academia in social and political life. History is increasingly popular, archaeological excavations are being conducted, there are the “Sacred Geography, “Tughan Zher” and “Tughan El” programs. Younger people are more attracted to science and humanities due to introduction of the Western standards in academia. According to Doctor Shaukenova, the greater is scientific potential, the stronger is the competitiveness of the economy of the nation and its societal development perspectives.