On the 25th of January 2023 Mr. Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University made a courtesy visit to Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Yerkin Tukumov, Director of KazISS, held a meeting with Mr. Katsu and told him about the main fields of work and achievements of the Institute, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University, expressed deep interest in strengthening interaction between Nazarbayev University, as the leading research and academic center in Central Asian region, and KazISS, a recognized and respected think tank in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
Mr. Katsu presented the social mission of Nazarbayev University and the contribution of its leading researchers to the academic support of the activities of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and other government agencies.
Yerkin Tukumov, Director of KazISS, highlighted new opportunities to promote synergy between two leading institutions in their respective fields, and stated the readiness of KazISS to strengthen collaboration with the country’s academic centers. The Director emphasized the fundamental contribution of Nazarbayev University to the development of Kazakhstan’s human potential, and mentioned that some of KazISS’s leading researchers are graduates of the Nazarbayev University. In addition, Yerkin Tukumov has invited colleagues from Nazarbayev University to participate in a flagship program of KazISS that supports new generation of experts.
The Parties agreed to strengthen cooperation with each other. President Katsu invited the Director of KazISS, Yerkin Tukumov, to make a courtesy visit in the nearest future.