December 14, 2018

Active Educational Space

The idea of ​​smart cities, smart campuses, and smart homes is continued in the creation of smart spaces to enhance learning in educational institutions in many countries around the world. Active learning methods (ALM) have been discussed and used in school and university education a long time ago, since the […]
November 26, 2018

Asian Infrastructure Investments Bank’s Central Asian Projects

For many years, Chinese leaders have argued that the international financial institutions have failed to recognize China’s elevated stature in the global economy. [1] While recent reforms have boosted China’s contributions and voting shares, China remains under-represented with respect to its weight in the global economy. [2] Since beginning market-oriented […]
November 22, 2018

Practical Aspects of Environmental Education

The problems of environmental protection are facing mankind with extraordinary urgency, acquiring not only a global scale but also very specific local dimensions. Thus, over the past few weeks, the active part of the population of Almaty has been participating in the discussion of an extremely sensitive problem for the […]
November 19, 2018

Kazakhstan-Russian Relations: Risk Factors

On November 9, 2018, the northern Kazakh city of Petropavlovsk hosted the 15th forum of interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia. The presidents of both countries, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, took part in the forum, as well as more than 250 Russian delegates, including the regional governors and the heads […]
November 17, 2018

Rogun Hydropower Plant in Action: The First Unit is Commissioned

With Tajik President Rahmon’s words “Rogun will be the pride of every citizen of our country now and in the future, it will be the source of patriotism and dedication, as well as warm feelings and honor of the Tajik nation!”, the solemn ceremony of launching the first power generation […]
October 22, 2018

Will Uzbekistan Outpace Kazakhstan in NPP Construction?

On October 19, 2018, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin officially launched the project to construct Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power plant (NPP). The ceremony marking the start of engineering surveying to select a site for the facility was held in Tashkent as part of Putin’s state visit […]
October 19, 2018

Slow Labor Productivity as Burden for Long-Term Economic Growth of Kazakhstan

According to the latest report by the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, during January-October of 2018, the real GDP growth of Kazakhstan reached 4.1% [1]. Significant growth rates are present in manufacturing (5.4%), mining (4.6%) and construction (4.1%). The growth rate in agriculture reached 2.5% whereas the service sector […]
October 19, 2018

Beijing Faces Growing Challenges to Its South China Sea Claims

Today, the South China Sea is a key transit hub for world trade, where two world powers, China and the United States(U.S.), clash with each other over disputed territories or waters, which puts this regional crisis in the category of the largest political problems of the modern world. That is […]
October 11, 2018

World Academic Summit Discussed Higher Education Issues

From September 25 to September 27, 2018, the World Academic Summit organized by the Times Higher Education International Agency was held at the National University of Singapore. The organizers designated the theme of the conference as “The transformative power of research, advancing knowledge, driving economy, building nations”. Leaders of higher […]
September 30, 2018

The New Spatial Development Strategy of Russia

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation presented the “Strategy of Spatial Development of the Russian Federation until 2025”, which contains the main policy priorities, rules, measures and tools to be implemented concerning the spatial development of Russia until 2025. The Projected Spatial Development Strategy will contain a list […]