Priorities for Research and Development and Scientific Activities

Priorities are designed based on the long-term AlmaU development strategy, requirements of international accreditations and rankings, international standards and forestanding professional experience and recommendations (PRME, CEEMAN, etc.), as well as social responsibility and contribution into the social and economic development of the city and the country.

AlmaU supports R&D that corresponds to Priorities via:

  • Internal Research Grants’ Program of for the enhancement of faculty and young researchers’ capacity to nurture their productive scientific activities and scientific career development;
  • Research Collaboration Program to conduct interdisciplinary research and ensure continuous collaboration between the academicians, researches and industry;
  • International Interdisciplinary Research Program to strengthen an international research competitiveness, increase of its visibility and recognition.

List of Priorities

I. Development of civil society

  • Human Rights
  • Society Democratization
  • Public Trust
  • Community Service
  • Social Capital
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Responsibility

II. Health Sciences and Wellness

  • Social Well-being and Social Modernization
  • Sport Management
  • Psychology, including sport psychology

III. Education

  • Improving of the Education System: preschool, secondary, technical and vocational, higher and postgraduate education
  • University Third Mission
  • Knowledge Management

IV. Sustainable Development and Social and Economic Transformation

  • Reducing Inequalities
  • Increasing the Income of the Population
  • Quality of Working Life
  • Sustainable Economic Development
  • Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Rational Consumption and Production
  • Improvement of the Environmental Situation

V. Engineering and information technology

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Intellectual System of Control and Decision-making systems
  • Big Data in Decision Making, Decision Theater
  • Engineering Management

VI. Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Concept of Management, Marketing and Business Administration
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Family Business and Succession
  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

VII. Cultural heritage and national values ​​in the context of society modernization

  • Education following the National Code
  • Creative Industries
  • Media and Cinematographic Studies in Kazakhstani Conditions
  • Unity of History and Culture, Literature and Language, Traditions and Values ​​in the context of Society Modernization (research in Linguistics)