On June 15 in Astana, the Kazakh ministry of science and higher education signed a joint declaration on cooperation in the field of research and innovation with the delegation led by the federal ministry of education and research of Germany, QazMonitor reports citing the ministry’s press service.
The foreign delegation comprised government officials, representatives of German universities, research foundations, and organizations.
Kuanysh Yergaliyev, the vice minister of science and higher education, highlighted the long-standing academic exchange between the two countries, facilitated by programs such as Erasmus+ and the Bolashak scholarship program.
"This year, the Kazakh-German Institute of Engineering will be inaugurated at Yessenov University in Aktau, which will provide a new impetus to bilateral cooperation and contribute to the development of academic science and the training of professionals in-demand for the region," said Yergaliyev.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of funding scientific projects by the German science ministry, as well as the prospects of co-funding projects. The participants also identified priority areas for further cooperation, including energy security, climate change mitigation, health, digitalization, engineering, and other global challenges that both countries may face in the future.
Furthermore, the German side proposed to hold the Day of German Science in Central Asia in Almaty in October this year, with the participation of Kazakh and German scientific organizations and universities.