Research activities

Science funding in Kazakhstan in 2019

Types of state funding of science in Kazakhstan
  • Grant financing
  • Program-specific financing
  • Grant funding for young scientists
  • Funding for science in 2019 - 43 billion tenge, in 2025-431 billion tenge.
  • More than 3 billion tenge will be allocated annually to support young scientists.
  • Grant competitions are held every year.

Development strategy of the University

One of the priorities is to conduct research on grant funding programs, program-specific funding, foreign funds and funds of the European Union.

Indicators of this priority will be:

  • Number of scientific projects initialized for implementation, including the number of scientific projects being implemented
  • Number of publications in journals with a high impact factor
  • Publications in Scopus, Web of Science for the year
  • Citation of works published in the last 5 years, including the reporting year, for the same period according to Web of Science, Scopus
  • The total amount of financing of science (research and development) for the reporting year
  • Obtain a patent
  • Obtaining copyright certificates
  • The number of signed agreements, memoranda with international scientific organizations and organizations of the CIS and Kazakhstan countries, etc.

For implementation of this priority it is planned to conduct the following activities:

  • The collection of figures for publications
  • Posting and informing about existing international and national competitions for science funding
  • Conducting seminars on Elsevier, Web of Science
  • Establishment of scientific relations, exchange of experience, visiting foreign research institutes and universities
  • Participation in projects of the world Bank, Asian development Bank, UN, "Stimulating productive innovations" of the Science Foundation of the MES of Kazakhstan
  • Signing of cooperation agreements with scientific organizations, universities in Kazakhstan, China and Europe
  • Conducting joint research with Alliance universities and foreign universities and research centers.


Publication activity is the most important criterion for evaluating the effectiveness of University scientists and reflects the level of development of the University’s science. The University is working to increase the publication activity of teachers in international rating journals with an impact factor based on the databases of Thomson Reuters, Scopus, if RSCI, etc. During the reporting period, the faculty of the University published 12 articles (table 1).

table 1-Publications of the faculty on the SCOPUS database, Web of Science, RSCI


Number of articles in the database


SCOPUS Web of Science Subtotal


8 19 8 35
2020 1 5 2


Table 2-PPP Publications based on the SCOPUS database, Web of Science, RSCI (plan)


Number of articles in the database(plan)


SCOPUS Web of Science Subtotal

2020(7-12 month)

8 28  28 64
Plan for 2021 1 59 59



Publication of articles in rating journals of Kazakhstan, as well as near and far abroad, is one of the main indicators for evaluating scientific works of the University. First of all, this applies to articles in journals included in the International information databases Web of Science, Scopus, if RSCI, etc.
Based on the conference materials for 2019-2020, 16 collections of materials from international (national, regional, city) scientific and practical conferences and interuniversity journals were published (table 2).

table 2 — Number of publications of the University’s teaching staff

Other publication


2020(1-6 month)

All published scientific papers (with the exception of Scopus, WoS)



In international conferences held in Kazakhstan



In international conferences held abroad



in COXON publications of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan



In the RISC



In publications with an impact factor



Implementation of joint research with local and foreign partners


Astana IT University has signed Memoranda of cooperation with a number of foreign and local companies to implement joint innovation projects, support and develop mechanisms for mutual cooperation and cooperation in the field of industrial and innovative activities and information and analytical support for innovation. Also, the purpose of these memoranda is to develop education in the field of information technology and the development of an innovative ecosystem:

  • CyberLabs
  • Cisco
  • EPAM
  • Qaztech
  • Kolesa
  • Huawei
  • Lenovo
  • Asbis
  • HP
  • EnterpriseDB Corporation
  • Senim
  • Qazaq Cybersport Federation
  • Academy Esports
  • 1C
  • Chocofamily
  • KPMG

Submission of projects for a grant from the European Union

Direction: Key Action 2 (KA2) project
Type: CBHE-Capacity building in Higher education.
Program: Erasmus plus
Preparation time: September 2019-February 2020
Budget: 600 000 – 900 000 (Euro) per project, 70 000 – 100 000 (Euro) per University

Direction: Key Action 1 (KA1)
Type: Students & teachers exchange
Program: Erasmus plus
Preparation time: January 2020-April 2020
Budget: 30 000 – 100 000 (Euro) per project, 20 000 – 50 000 (Euro) per University

Direction: Horizon 2020
Project type: Common scientific research
Program: Erasmus plus
Preparation time: December 2019-September 2020
Budget: 2 000 000 – 5 000 000 (Euro) per project, 200 000 – 1 000 000 (Euro) per University

Getting copyright documents

AITU coordinates the research and innovation activities of the University, their regulatory and methodological support, information support, and implements the University’s policy in the field of intellectual property aimed at the development of scientific, educational and innovative activities. Inventive and patent-licensing activities of the University are based on the legal framework for the protection of intellectual property subjects.
On an ongoing basis, the collection and maintenance of a list of security documents received by the faculty of the University is carried out. At the moment, the list is represented by 2 certificates of state registration of rights to copyright objects (table 3).

table 3 – Number of security documents



Certificates of registration of rights to copyright objects