On December 27, 2019, an extended meeting of the Academic council of the Kazakhstan institute for strategic studies under the President of Kazakhstan was held. Director of the institute Zarema Shaukenova made a Report on the work of the Institute for 2019.
During the reporting period, the activities of KazISS were aimed at preparing and providing the country's leadership with the necessary forecast-analytical and scientific-information materials in the field of domestic policy, socio-economic processes, and foreign policy strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 2019, the Institute held 26 scientific and organizational events, including: 4 international scientific and practical conferences, 6 round tables, 9 expert meetings and discussions, 1 regional expert forum, 2 book presentations, a training seminar, 3 protocol events (signing of memorandums of cooperation).
22 books and periodicals have been prepared, including 7 author's monographs, 3 collections of scientific papers and conference materials, 12 issues of KazISS journals: scientific-analytical magazine "Kogam zhane Dauir", scientific magazine "Kazakhstan-Spectrum", Quarterly Analytical Review "Central Asia's Affairs".
In 2019, KazISS employees published 92 scientific and analytical materials, including 44-in KazISS publications, 27-in other Kazakh publications, 21-in foreign scientific journals and collections. 280 reports were prepared and announced at various conferences, expert forums, seminars, round tables. Within the framework of Kazakhstan scientific events, 238 reports were presented, 42 reports were announced at conferences organized by foreign scientific and analytical centers.
During the reporting period, KazISS experts performed 625 times in the media, including 87 in print, 182 on television and radio, and 356 in electronic media. The number of visitors to the official website of the Institute has increased significantly. The number of subscribers to the page of KazISS in "Facebook" reached 3,743 users.
In order to expand the scientific-expert relations and practical cooperation with foreign analytical structures, Institute in the same period was signed the following memoranda of understanding and cooperation: Memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Center for analysis of international relations of Azerbaijan (Nur-Sultan, 26 April 2019), a Memorandum of understanding with the Hungarian research Centre Central Asia, University of Corvinus (Nur-Sultan, 29 April 2019), a Memorandum of understanding with the Research Institute "Dialogue of civilizations" (Nur-Sultan, May 17, 2019), Memorandum of understanding with the Belarusian Institute of strategic studies (Nur-Sultan, October 18, 2019).
In accordance with the previously concluded agreements on cooperation with higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan, in 2019 KazISS accepted 26 students, undergraduates and doctoral students of Nazarbayev University, L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian national University, al-Farabi Kazakh national University, Alma Management University, Kazakh-German University for professional, pre-graduate practices and internships.
During the Academic council, the employees were awarded an Honorary diploma of the Kazakhstan institute for strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The number of awardees is composed of chief research fellows V.Y. Dodonov, M.T. Laumulin, Deputy head of Department of information-analytical work Ordaliyeva J.S., Deputy head of Department of personnel work and documentation Tasmagambetova F.K., senior research fellows of Department of socio-political research Sankhayeva J.M., Akhmetzharov S.B., senior research fellows of Department of socio-economic research Alshanskaya A.A., Sadykov B.E., senior research fellow of the Department of international studies Reshetnyak A.V., and research fellow of the Department of information and analytical work Eskendir T. M.
The title of honorary employees of KazISS was awarded to the veterans Institute Buluktaev Y.O., Dubovtsev G.F., Abdigaliuly B.B.
At the end of the meeting, the director of KazISS Zarema Shaukenova thanked the team for the work done and wished success in the implementation of the tasks and plans in 2020.