New Book Seeks to Help Fight Against Coming World Hunger…and Help Solve Other Critical Issues

Together with the editors of Hertfordshire Press (Great Britain), the rector of KazNARU, Tlektes Yespolov, has published a new book, “The Kazakh Model for a research University”, dedicated to the research of the university. This invaluable experience can help the universities of the world become an effective platform for solving the challenges of our time, such as, for example, the unexpected threat of world hunger.

At present, when in countries with a heightened risk of a decline in agricultural production, as well as imports and exports of key products for food production, the impact on a sharp increase in the prices of alternative agricultural products, we must consider the development of the agricultural sector.

In this book Mr. Yespolov publishes the university’s 90 years of research related to the development of agricultural activities, crop sources and crop sustainability. The university has successfully participated in joint projects with USDA, NASA and Michigan National University.

A particularly valuable outstanding feature of the book “Kazakh Model of a Research University” was the chapter, which is a step-by-step guide to transforming an educational organization into a national research institute. The results of the work are shown in a worldwide international research project. The English language, in which the book was published, is accessible and interesting not only for the CIS countries, but also for the rest of the world.

“Kazakhstan Model of a Research University” has received positive feedback from professional reviewers such as Thomas Celluchi, Ph.D., MBA, CEO of Bravatek Solutions Inc., White House Commercialization Adviser. Representatives of foreign universities were also highly appreciated. An international expert, international project manager of Wageningen University, Eva Wietsma, noted: “KazNARU develops new knowledge and advanced strategies, uses models and learning technologies based on modern international practices.”

The book was published in the UK with the official presentation of the book taking place on June 15 in Almaty at the KazNARU University, with further launches in November at UK universities. It will also feature in London as part of the eleventh Open Eurasian Literary Festival & Book Forum (November 25-28, 2022) by the Eurasian Creative Guild (London), which will form a discussion platform that will bring together academics from all over the world.