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Vakur Sumer

Director

Assoc. Prof. Vakur Sumer has received his Ph.D. on International Relations, from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is a faculty member at Department of International Relations, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Global Research Institute at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and as a visiting scholar at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California-Davis, CA, USA. Sumer has been a researcher at Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 2012.

Meyramgul Issayeva

Junior Research fellow

Issayeva Meyramgul Ibadullayevna was born in 7th November, 1977, in South Kazakhstan region, Turkestan city. In 1998 finished secondary school named after Ulugbek with honor. Graduated from Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay in speciality of Law. Studied at Ankara University, master degree at the department of Political Science and Public Administration (Turkey, Ankara). In 2007-2009 graduated M.A. from Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay in Political Science. Theme of dissertation is “Foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the process of globa

Halil Burak Sakal

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Oktay Tanrisever

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Arman Assanbayev

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PhD Arman Assanbayev from Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy. His research interests are public policy, education and public administration. He worked on the topic of “Lifelong Learning for Adults with Disabilities in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of Kazakhstan” during the January-July 2017.

Osman Kabadayi

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Assyl Tuleubekov

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Akbota Akylbayeva

Junior Research fellow

Akbota Akylbayeva was a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Graduating from Pavlodar Kazakh-Turkish High School in 2009, she admitted to Middle East Technical University at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Turkey, Ankara). In 2015 she earned her Master degree in MBA from Fatih University, Istanbul with completing her thesis on “Human Resource Management in Koton Company”. She is a bronze medal winner at the 16th International Environmental Project Olympiad in 2008 (Istanbul, Turkey) and also re

Stanislav Khanin

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Dilara Orynbassarova

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PhD Dilara Orynbassarova from Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy. Her research interests are public policy, education and public administration. She worked on the topic of “A Comparative Study of Teacher Attitudes toward Inclusion in Kazakhstan and Turkey: A Literature Review” during January-July 2017.

Miras Daulenov

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Rustam Burnashev

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Erkinai Ongarova

Visiting Research fellow

Burak Çalişkan

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Marat Mussabekov

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Zhuldyz Kanapiyanova

Junior Research fellow

Kanapiyanova Zhuldyz was born on 26th of December, 1986. She graduated from high school in 2004 and the same year she admitted to International Relations faculty of Abay Kazakh National Pedagogical University. In the same year she admitted to Ege University (Turkey, Izmir) to make a master degree. She graduated from International Relations Department with knowledge of a foreign language in 2012. Her dissertation theme is “Globalization and International Nuclear Politics”. Now she was a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at Khoca Akhmet Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish International Unive

Farkhod Aminjonov

Senior Research fellow

Farkhod Aminjonov is an expert on energy security with a particular focus on Central Asia and the broader Eurasian region. He holds a Ph.D. in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs (offered jointly by the Center of International Governance Innovation, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Canada. In 2015, Farkhod Aminjonov successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation titled “Security of the Central Asian Energy System Through Regional-Level Energy Governance Innovations.” Dr. Aminjonov received his M.A in international area studies

Jalaliddin Mirzayev

Visiting Research fellow

Dr. Jalloliddin Myrzayev previously worked at the Termez State University Tashkent Uzbekistan. Within the university he worked as an research fellow in the archeological museum department. Research interests of Mirzo includes culture, identity, history and archeology. Mirzo worked as a visiting research fellow during 2016 year. He work on the topic of Change and Continuity in the Ethnic Identity of Progress in the Border Regions of Amu Darya.

Suat Beylur

Deputy Director

Dr. Suat Beylur holds a PhD degree in Sociology from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, as well as an MA in International Relations from Hacettepe University. Prior to joining the ERI, Beylur has worked as specialist, director and adviser for the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism (YTB). Beylur’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of social change, religion-state relations, diaspora and public diplomacy activities in Central Asia and the Balkans.

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Deputy Director

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay is a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Zhengizkhan completed his bachelor’s degree at international relations department of KIMEP University in 2010. He completed his master thesis named ‘Oralmans integration into Kazakhstani Society: Turkish Kazakh Case’ in International Relations department of KIMEP University in 2014. His research interests include international migration politics, labor and ethnic migrants social and economic integration into society and remittance.

Gulnar Nadirova

Senior Research fellow

Nadirova Gulnar Ermuratovna graduated from the Oriental Faculty of Leningrad State University, in 1990 she defended her thesis on the Algerian literature at the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies, in 2006 doctoral thesis - on modern Tunisian literature at the Tashkent Institute of Oriental Studies, Professor.

Zhandos Ranov

Senior Research fellow

Dr. Zhandos Ranov graduated from the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. In 2008, he received his master’s degree at the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. He then worked as a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Auditing at the same university. In 2017, he completed his PhD study in Gazi University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Finance, his

Dauren Aben

Senior Research fellow

Dauren Aben holds a Master’s in International Relations from Kainar University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a Master’s in International Policy Studies and certificates in nonproliferation studies, conflict resolution, and commercial diplomacy from the California-based Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dauren previously worked as a senior project manager and researcher at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. In 2011-2014, he worked as a senior research fellow at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2008-20

Kanat Makhanov

Senior Research fellow

Kanat Makhanov is a research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He holds a BA in Business Economics from the KIMEP University from 2012. In 2014 he earned his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Vigo (Spain), completing his thesis on “Industrial Specialization in autonomous regions of Spain and Kazakhstan”. His main research interests are Spatial Economics, Economic Geography, Regional Economics, Human and Economic Geography.

Hayal Ayca Simsek

Visiting Research fellow

Hayal Ayca Simsek graduated from Public Finance Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylul University in 1995 and she started working as a research assistant in Public Finance Department in 1996. Starting her master education in 1995, she completed this process in 1997 by presenting her master thesis namely ‘Alternative Fiscal Policies in Determining the Limits of Government’. Hayal Ayca Simsek started doctorate process in 1998 and completed this process in 2003 by presenting her doctoral thesis namely ‘Constitutional Economics As An Alternative for Achie

Aidana Arynbek

Junior Research fellow

Aidana Arynbek was a research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute. She holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Warwick (UK). Aidana specializes in theories of International Relations, the Politics of International Trade, International Political Economy. Her research fields are the region of the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. In 2014 she completed English for Academic Studies at INTO City University in London (UK). In 2013, she was awarded the Bolashak Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The same year, she received her bachelo

Danagul Yembergenova

Visiting Research fellow

Danagul Yembergenova is a young specialist in the sphere of higher education governance and management. She was born in Kazakhstan and graduated from Kazakh National University in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Danagul did her Master's degree in Cardiff Metropolitan University in the Cardiff School of Education. She has been a recipient of several grants and scholarships, including Kazakh State Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus Arcade scholarship, ICCR scholarship of Indian Government. Danagul worked at Nazarbayev University during 2013-2015 and now she is a PhD researcher of Educational sciences

Erkin Baidarov

Senior Research fellow

Erkin Baydarov was a senior researcher in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. In 1995, he graduated from the Department of History at National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Erkin Baydarov is a visiting Professor at The Russian Academy of Natural History and researcher at R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies. He is also a member of national and international organizations, such as Russian Philosophy Community (since 2009), Association for Political Studies in Kazakhstan (since 2011) and

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva

Senior Research fellow

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva was a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. She holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satbayev and a MS in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a GPA of 4.0. Saule has conducted research on new methods of matrix acidizing of carbonate formations in Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan for her bachelor’s degree, and a research on advanced sedimentary analysis of sediments from Marmara Gölü, Turkey for her master’s thesis.

Aidarbek Amirbek

Deputy Director

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aidarbek Amirbek completed his bachelor degree at Department of International Relations in the faculty of Economics and Public Administration in Selcuk University. He graduate from Political Science Department of International Turkish-Kazakh Khoca Akhmet Yassawi University with his master thesis named “Priorities in relations between Kazakhstan and Turkey after Cold War” in 2008. Received his PhD degree from International Relations Department of Social Science Institute in Gazi University by completing his PhD thesis named “Comparative Analysis of Near Abroad Policie

Nevzat Simsek

Director

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Simsek graduated from the Department of Public Administration in the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University in 1994. He completed his master thesis named ‘A Study on the Cyclical Behaviour of Prices: The Case of Turkey (1963-1995)’ in the Economics Program in the Institute of Social Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University in 1998. In 2005 he completed his PhD thesis named ‘Intra-Industry Trade (The Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade in Turkey)’ in the Economics Department in the Institute of Social Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University. In the same year he got the best PhD t

Abulkhairkhan Zhunisbek

Junior Research fellow

Abulkhairkhan Zhunisbek is a research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He graduated from Abylai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages with a Bachelor in International Relations. He obtained his master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford through the Bolashak scholarship. His thesis “ Political Economy of Oil: the case of Kazakhstan” received distinction mark. Prior to joining the ERI, he worked for governmental and international organizations.

Lidiya Parkhomchik

Senior Research fellow

Lydiya Parkhomchik (nee Timofeyenko) was born on February 9, 1984 in Zelenodolsk city, located at the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). Since 1986 she became resident of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She graduated the high school in 2001 and at the same year she admitted to Abylai khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages​​. She graduated from International Relations Department with specialization of analyst with knowledge of a foreign language in 2006 and after that started to work as a lecturer at the Chair of International Relations of KazUIR & WL.

Nurlan Kenzheakhmet

Visiting Research fellow

Prof. Dr. Nurlan Kenzheakhmet graduated from Department of History in Xinjiang University in 1989 and did his Master's degree in Institute of Central Asian Culture in Xinjiang University in 2003. Nurlan Kenzheakhmet started doctorate process in 2003 and completed this process in 2007 by presenting his doctoral thesis namely ‘Archaeological Studies on Ancient Suyab and the Cultural Exchanges between the West on the Tang Dynasty’. Nurlan Kenzheakhmet studied on his post-doctoral thesis namely ‘Eurasian Historical Geography Reflected in the Geographical Literature and Maps of the Yuan and Ming Dy

Ozge Nur Ogutcu

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Ilkin MIkayilov

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Bela Syrlybayeva

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Azhar Serikkaliyeva

Junior Research fellow

Azhar Serikkaliyeva graduated from China Studies Department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2008. She completed master education in 2010 by presenting her master thesis namely ‘Chinese strategy of peaceful rising and current sino-kazakh relations ’. She holds a Masters in Area Studies from al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Azhar Serikkaliyeva started doctorate process in 2010 and completed it in 2014 by presenting her PhD thesis ‘Chinese social and economic activity at the SCO’. During academic career she has published more than 20 scientific p

Daulet Zhailybayev

Junior Research fellow

Daulet Zhailybayev is a research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute of Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. In 2009, he received a bachelor’s degree from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, faculty of history. In 2013, he graduated from the faculty of ethnology of KazNU with a master’s degree. The thesis topic is “The Azerbaijanis in Kazakhstan: Ethno-Cultural Processes”.

Daniyar Nurbayev

Junior Research fellow

Daniyar Nurbayev is a research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute. Daniyar completed his bachelor’s degree in Finance in the Kazakh-British Technical University in 2013. In addition, he holds Masters degree in Finance from the Kazakh-British Technical University (2015). In 2014, he attended to the research summer school at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich, United Kingdom. His research interests include political economy, economic growth in developing countries, macroeconomic and monetary policy related issues.