London hosted the Fifth Annual Research Forum for Central Asia

London hosted the Fifth Annual Research Forum for Central Asia. Young scientists and teachers as well as undergraduate students of leading British universities attended the forum. The purpose of the meeting was to share ideas and exchange opinions. At the competition titled ‘Working Together for a Sustainable Future,’ young scientists presented developments in energy, chemistry, electrical engineering, biology, hydrology and jurisprudence. Aibek Smagul is studying the molecular and biological features of a cartilage of the knee joint in osteoarthritis. By comparing them and recognizing the mechanisms responsible for the development of the disease, the scientist wants to create treatment and early diagnosis methods.

AIBEK SMAGUL, PHD STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL:

 - I will continue this research. I would like to share my experience with our scientists from Kazakhstan.

The research of another Kazakh native Mukhit Kulmaganbetov is aimed at early diagnosis of glaucoma, the cause of vision loss. Representatives of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, young scientists from Central Asian countries and their colleagues from Imperial College London and Cambridge University also took part in the forum.

GEOFF HAYWORD, DEAN, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY:

 - I’m very pleased to be here because I think it is very important to send clever people abroad to get more experience and to become part of connected international community. It is very hard to do the things isolated within the country.

ALIYA SEMBAYEVA, HEAD, ASSOCIATION OF KAZAKH PHD STUDENTS IN UK:

 - Previous forums were mostly dedicated to education. This year, we focused on research. We are planning to expand next year’s forum.