«Samruk-Kazyna» JSC and Nazarbayev University sign memorandum of cooperation

Chairman of the Board of «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC Umirzak Shukeyev and rector of the Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu signed memorandum of cooperation.

The memorandum aims to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation between Nazarbayev University and «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC in research, education and innovation field. In particular, the parties intend to cooperate in the development of intellectual innovation cluster of Nazarbayev University; implement educational programs for executives of «Samruk-Kazyna», including subsidiaries and affiliates (ExecutiveEducationCenter); jointly develop information and communication technologies and the NU’s Graduate School of Business.

As part of the development of the intellectual innovation cluster of Nazarbayev University it is planned to create corporate research center of «Samruk-Kazyna» under the Science Park «Astana Business Campus”. It will operate in such priority sectors as the chemical industry, production of raw materials for the metal industry, renewable (green) energy, «green» building, energy efficiency and performance. This model of cooperation will help to build science and business relationship, which will lead to the creation of a research infrastructure necessary to provide scientific results and the development of innovative and technological capacity of the national companies.

In addition, it is planned to create Center for the provision of ExecutiveEducation programs and research in the field of business. The Centre will provide corporate programs with open registration for employees of the Fund, followed by the conferring of a degree. For further professional development of graduate students of the University internships and employment in Fund and its companies will be provided. Moreover, the Fund will set high-performance computing resources and support the educational programs of the Graduate School of Business within the development of information and communication technologies.

In order to implement this Memorandum roadmap for five years will be developed. Monitoring of the implementation of the Roadmap will provide Supervisory committee with representatives of «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC and the Nazarbayev University.

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