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Elsevier congratulates the 2023 Kazakhstan Scopus Award winners

Amsterdam | October 31, 2023

Winners acknowledged for their contributions to research and discovery in Kazakhstan

Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and data analytics, honored Kazakh researchers at the 2023 Kazakhstan Scopus Awards. Kazakh researchers consistently demonstrate excellence in their research endeavors, which significantly influences society and enriches the global knowledge repository. The exceptional efforts of these researchers propel advancements in science and technology, while also addressing critical societal challenges.

The award ceremony took place in Rixos President Astana Hotel. The event was hosted by Rabiga Khozhamhul, Customer Excellence Expert, and the theme was “Forging a better Kazakhstan through Science and Technology.”

The keynote addresses were delivered by Tayfun Basal, Regional Director for Turkey, Iran, Middle East & Central Asia, Elsevier; Marat Fatkhullin, Vice-President, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier; Arman Kashkinbekov, Chairman of the Board, National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation; and Sholpan Yesimova Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and Internationalization, Dulaty University.

The event continued with a roundtable discussion on the topic “Advancements and Progress in Field-Based Innovation and Technopark Development,” moderated by Bakdaulet Yerkhanov from Informascope and with valuable contributions of the distinguished representatives: Aydyn Artykova, Deputy Director, Kazpatent; Lyazzat Myltykbaeva. Advisor to the Chairman of the Board, Science Fund; Chester Jablonski, Vice Provost for Research, Nazarbayev University; Gaukhar Almas, Head of Commercialization Office, Al-Farabi University; and Kirill Ivanov, Research Intelligence Customer Consultant for Turkey, Western & Central Asia, Elsevier.

This year’s honorees are:




Nazarbayev University

Societal Impact of Research: Natural Sciences, Engineering & Technical Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Al Farabi Kazakh National University

Societal Impact of Research: Medical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences

Kazakh National Agrarian University

Societal Impact of Research: Agricultural Sciences

Nurgissa Amankeldiuli Yessirkegenov

Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling

Analysis (Mathematics)

Emma Radikovna Usmanova

Buketov Karagandy University

Archeology (Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities)

Maratbek Tulebergenovich Gabdullin

Kazakh-British Technical University

Fuel Technology (Energy)

Kuanysh Serikhanovich Togizov

Satbayev University

Geology (Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Maxim Vladimirovich Zdorovets

Institute of Nuclear Physics

Nuclear and High Energy Physics (Physics and Astronomy)

Akmaral Umirbekovna Issayeva

Shymkent University

General Environmental Science

Kairat A. Kuterbekov

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Materials Science

Eurasian Mathematical Journal

Contributing to World-Class Research

Tayfun Basal, Elsevier’s Regional Director for Turkey, Iran, Middle East & Central Asia. said, “We take pride in our collaboration with the Kazakh research community to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by Kazakh researchers. This partnership reflects Elsevier's steadfast dedication to fostering the growth of research and providing support to those who actively promote innovation and the sharing of knowledge.”

Elsevier congratulates the awardees and wishes them continued success with their research endeavors.

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