Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

Narxoz University launches dual degree programmes with universities from France, Russia and UK

NUR-SULTAN – Narxoz University is launching dual degree programmes beginning next year with leading partner institutions including Birkbeck (University of London), the University of Coventry and Keele University (U.K.); La Rochelle University (France) and the Financial Academy under Russian government. Students will study three years at Narxoz and one year at the partner university. Upon…

Barys HC celebrates 20th anniversary with 5-1 win over Dynamo Minsk

NUR-SULTAN – The capital’s Barys Hockey Club celebrated its 20-year anniversary and honoured its greatest players in a pregame ceremony Dec. 1 at Barys Arena. The jerseys worn by Nikolai Antropov, Brandon Bochenski, Kevin Dallman, Alexander Koreshkov, Fyodor Polischuk, Vitali Yeremeyev and Talgat Zhailauov were raised to the rafters for the first time ahead of…

Thirty-one agreements worth $2.3 billion inked at Almaty Investment Forum 2019

ALMATY – Thirty-one agreements worth $2.3 billion were signed between governmental bodies and the business community Nov. 27 at Almaty Investment Forum 2019. The major deals included an $11.3-million agreement on green city financing between the Almaty akimat (city administration) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a memorandum of cooperation with the…

Unique English language school in Kazakh capital teaches English through music 

NUR-SULTAN – Scott’s Music Room, a unique English language school based in the capital, offers interactive classes delivered by British music teacher and founding director Joe Scott. Preston-born Scott opened the school with his wife Gaukhar in 2018. There are no extra requirements to enjoy the classes, as the lessons are designed for all ages…

Young Kazakh scholars change science perceptions through blog 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh researcher Amina Mirsakiyeva and 20 of her colleagues have launched an Instagram account to share their knowledge and experience with like-minded women in science. The team, known as #KzPhDGirlsUnion, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. The project’s main mission is to promote science in the country and especially to serve as…

UNODC launches programme to support management of violent extremist prisoners in Kazakhstan  

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has joined the Global United Nations programme on Supporting the Management of Violent Extremist Prisoners and the Prevention of Radicalisation to Violence in Prisons along with Tunisia and Uganda, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Kazakhstan reported recently. Launched by the UNODC, the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre and the UN…

St. Petersburg Chamber Opera to perform at Astana Opera House 

NUR-SULTAN – The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera, the state chamber music theatre, will present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” Nov. 9 and Georges Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (“The Pearl Fishers”) Nov. 10 at the Astana Opera House in the capital. The theatre will stage the productions with an unconventional interpretation of the stories, colourful, luxurious costumes…

UNFPA, activists promote “Qyzbolsyn” film to address women’s issues in society 

NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Nazarbayev University’s E.Quality Talks club initiated “The Power of Girls: Independent and Unstoppable on the International Day of the Girl Child” Oct. 11 in the capital. A trailer for the upcoming documentary “Qyzbolsyn” (“Let There Be a Girl”), directed by Katerina Suvorova and UNFPA activist Akmarzhan…

French company SUEZ set to build two landfills in Almaty Region

NUR-SULTAN – French company SUEZ and Kazakh Keremet Projects are planning to build two solid waste landfills near Almaty and in the Almaty region, reported the Almaty region administration press service. Keremet will oversee all stages of the project, including constructing the landfills. SUEZ, represented in 80 countries, operates 100 municipal solid waste landfills globally.…

Kazakh President proposes single visa regime for CIS

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat to introduce the Commonwealth Visa, a single visa regime in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), along the lines of the principles of the Schengen agreement that exists in Europe. This approach aims…