Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences
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Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences (official name National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan) was founded in 1946 as a state institution that joins active members (academicians), corresponding members, and leading scientists of Kazakhstan. The main activities of the Academy are scientific research, analysis and forecasting of the development of science, priorities of science development and scientific personnel training, support, formation, and coordination of scientific programs, promotion of international cooperation, innovation and investment in science-based development. Areas of research include earth sciences, mathematics, computer science, physics, remote sensing and space technologies, chemistry, new materials, biologically active substances, biochemistry and physiology of plants, botany, soil sciences, social sciences and humanities. The incumbent president (2008) is Professor Murat Zhurinov.
History of Academy
The first scientific institutions appeared in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the beginning of the 20th century. At the first stage, these were agricultural institutions that was conducting research on seed variety.
The Science Academy of Kazakh SSR
In 1932, the Kazakhstan base of the USSR Academy of Sciences was established and in 1938 it was transformed into the Kazakh branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (KazFAN USSR). There were 100 scientists, including 3 doctors and 14 candidates of science here before the beginning of World War II.
By the beginning of the 1940s, 12 universities, 11 research and design-technological organizations, 2 design institutes, 2 agricultural experimental stations, 6 factory research and design departments, a botanical garden, and a zoological park in Almaty.
- Kazakhstan Academy of Science on The Interacademy Panel site.
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