ASU scientists sign cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan biologists

18 December 2018 Department of Information and Media Communications
On December 4–8, Alexander V. Matsyura and Roman V. Yakovlev, professors at the Faculty of Biology of Altai State University, visited the city of Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main purpose of the scientists’ visit to Kazakhstan was to establish cooperation with Kazakhstan biologists.

In addition to meeting and discussing areas of collaboration with biologists at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, A.V. Matsyura and R.V. Yakovlev presented their reports at the International Scientific Conference “Formation and Development of Science on Plant Protection and Quarantine in the Republic of Kazakhstan” dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Kazakh Research Institute of Plant Protection and Quarantine and the 100th anniversary of scientific research on plant protection in Kazakhstan.

“During the trip we managed to get acquainted with the team of the Faculty of Biology at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and even give two open lectures on radar ornithology and experience in researching an insufficiently studied group of insects. Our speeches aroused interest among the staff and students of the university. After that, we thoroughly discussed possible ways of scientific and educational cooperation with our colleagues and signed an agreement between our faculties. The university made a very positive impression: a huge campus, large training and laboratory areas, strong faculty staff. During the meeting with the staff of the Department of Biodiversity and Biological Resources at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, prospects for scientific and educational cooperation were discussed. According to the head of the department, Doctor of Biology, Professor Meruert S. Kurmanbayeva, the most promising areas are the programs of two diplomas, short-term internships for graduate students and undergraduates, as well as joint PhD programs. Professor Kurmanbayeva expressed interest in joint activities aimed at improving the quality of scientific publications and the development of applied and basic zoological research.”

The scientists of Altai State University also spoke at the conference “Formation and Development of Science on Plant Protection and Quarantine in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, where they presented reports on the role of fundamental entomology in solving practical problems in plant protection and modern trends in combating pest species.

“Director of the the Kazakh Research Institute of Plant Protection and Quarantine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan Abay O. Sagitov met with us after our speeches and discussed the possibilities of working together. We gave him a congratulatory letter from Sergey N. Bocharov, the Acting Rector of Altai State University. The conference was quite impressive: apart from the scientists from various institutions of Kazakhstan, there were also Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Kyrgyz colleagues delivering their lectures,” ASU scientists commented on the results of the trip to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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