Visit by a delegation from Kazakhstan

Visit by a delegation from Kazakhstan

Visit by a delegation from Kazakhstan

10/06 2023


On 08 June 2023, the office of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) was visited by a delegation of representatives of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, namely the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Kh. A. Yasawi (Turkestan) and Bolashak University (Kyzylorda). The delegation was headed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Khazretali Makhanovich Tursun.

During the meeting, Mr. Alim Feyzulayev, the Leading Researcher of IICAS, made an overall introduction to the activities of the Institute and talked about the ongoing studies in Central Asia.

The scientists shared their plans for search and survey work in order to most accurately confirm the fact of the burial of Mr. Serali Munaytbasovich Lapin, a famous scientist, and a local historian, linguist, author of the first Russian-Uzbek dictionary, who made an invaluable contribution to the study of historical and cultural monuments of Samarkand. One of the members of the delegation, Dr. Saule Kulakhmedovna Khodzhikova, the executive director of the Republican Historical and Educational Society "Adilet", is the great-niece of Mr. Lapin.

In addition, the prospects for cooperation in the field of advanced training of students, as well as emerging professionals, expanding awareness in the field of protection and promotion of historical and cultural heritage in the countries of Central Asia were the focus of the discussion.

Numerous academic publications of IICAS aroused sincere interest. At the end of the visit, the guests were presented with a number of publications to be further transferred to their respective universities.