Integration of science and economy is a worldwide trend. Scientists of the leading universities from 18 countries gathered in Moscow to discuss the ways of creating new economy through an international scientific partnership. The organizers of the event were the Russian Higher School of Economics and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Kazakh experts shared their experience in this field. Scientists from Kazakhstan stressed that Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid special attention to the development of the knowledge-based economy in his address to the nation. 

AKTOLKYN KULSARIYEVA, PRO-RECTOR, ABAI KAZAKH NATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY:

- The seventh priority states that it’s time to treat education and science as a separate investment and economic field. In the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, when the world is becoming more global and economy is based on knowledge, it is clear that we need to pay attention to international cooperation, expansion of research fields and learn the best models in the world’s best universities.    

Researchers believe that there should be more transparency in the work of the research councils in order to meet international best practices. The involvement of foreign scientists in the field of science and technology is necessary in order to achieve high global standards.

ADIL IBRAYEV, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL EVALUATION:

- Involvement of scientists from other countries results in a higher level of evaluation of research projects. Scientists from other countries have the H-index of over five, which is very important since it can later affect our scientists’ publication activity.

Russian scientists expressed their interest in cooperating and exchanging experience with the Kazakh colleagues.

ALEXANDER SOKOLOV, DIRECTOR, FORESIGHT CENTER, HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, RUSSIA:

- We see various fields where we can mutually benefit each other and, in my opinion, Kazakhstan is developing well. We like the Kazakh scientists’ activity and the result-oriented approach.   

The workshop participants also discussed the best practices of the international research and innovative partnerships in the field of protection and distribution of intellectual property, data management and public access to electronic research infrastructures.  

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