Kazakhstan seeks to return migrant scientists to home country

Kazakhstan is seeking to return Kazakh scientists to their home country to restore lost experience and knowledge and contribute to enhancing the scientific potential of the country.

Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek announced that Kazakhstan is set to return hundreds of scientists who have gone abroad to work to their home country, Tengrinews.kz reports. 

Speaking at the meeting of Parliament, Sayasat Nurbek said a significant number of outstanding Kazakh scientists have gone abroad; there were about 52,000 scientists in the country in the 1990s, but their number has fallen to 12,000 by 2000.

The Minister said the Government of Kazakhstan is currently seeking to return scientists to their home country and taking measures to return over 600 young and experienced scientists who work at major research institutes and universities in foreign countries.

To achieve this goal, the authorities of Kazakhstan have developed several areas of work in addition to the direct return of scientists to their homeland. If Kazakh scientists are not ready to return, then they can contribute to training young specialists under the Bolashak Programme. Another option is to invite scientists, who have left the home country, to deliver lectures to their colleagues in Kazakhstan under the Digital Nomads Lecture project.

08 03 2024, 09:30
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