Science and Innovation

Department of Science and Innovation

Astana IT University stimulates digital transformation by training best professionals and generating successful innovations. The University is a driver and flagship of science and innovation in the region and corresponds to the model of a scientific and innovative university. The university is a leading organization in the creation of intelligent analytical systems.

Aim of the Department

To create conditions for the organization and effective work of scientific and innovative teams, including students, undergraduates and doctoral students of the University, for the implementation of innovative scientific and technical ideas, social and business projects.

Scientific and innovation centers

Scientific and innovation center “Industry 4.0”  – conducts research in the following areas: research, optimization and modeling of intelligent industrial solutions.
Director of Industry 4.0: PhD, Neftissov Aleksandr.

Scientific and innovation center “AgroTech” – conducts research in the following areas: remote sensing, precision farming and animal husbandry, UAVs and robotics, digital field maps.
The Officer-in-Charge of AgroTech: Dr of Scs. Biloshchytskyi Andrii

Scientific and innovation center “Smart city”  pursues the goal of creating intelligent solutions using information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence for future smart cities through science, innovation, and successful collaborations.
Director of Smart city: PhD Yedilkhan Didar

Scientific and innovation center “Big Data and Blockchain Technologies” – conducts research projects in the field of artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technologies.
Director of BD&BT: PhD Nugumanova Aliya

Research laboratory FabLab, which is the material, technical and methodological base of the research process.

Coworking – a platform for the development of student entrepreneurship in the Astana IT University.

Department structure

Department Director

Tel: +7 (7172) 64-57-13
Room: C1.2.329

General manager

Tel: +7 (7172) 64-57-13
Room: C1.2.156

Makhambetova Zhansaya

Tel: +7 (7172) 64-57-13
Room: C1.2.155


Tel: +7 (7172) 64-57-13
Room: C1.2.156


Tel: +7 (7172) 64-57-13
Room: C1.2.156

Functions of the Department

  • Organization, consultation, information and support for faculty, students and employees to participate in competitions for projects, awards, personal scholarships funded by the state and other funds.
  • Implementation of activities in accordance with annual plans and regulations, covering research, project and other types of work.
  • Organization and holding of competitions (hackathon), exhibitions, conferences and master classes for interested students and teachers.
  • Organization of activities of the Academic Council, Scientific and Technical Council, Council of Young Scientists, etc.
  • Conducting joint research and other contractual work with domestic and foreign universities and research centers.
  • Assistance in the preparation of master's, doctoral dissertations in the relevant field of scientific directions
  • Support on the protection of intellectual property, copyright certificates, patenting of scientific / design developments and technologies.
  • Organization of the work of the international journal AITU and its promotion in scientometric bases.ntific reports, speeches, scientific articles, participation in program committees, editorial boards of scientific events as chairman, deputy , moderator, etc.
  • Conducting and participating in scientific and practical events (conferences, congresses, symposia, round tables, etc.) with reports, speeches, articles.
  • Participation in program committees, editorial boards of scientific and practical events as co-organizers.
  • Creation of conditions for the commercialization of the results of scientific and (or) technical activities in order to attract investments.
  • Organization and management of coworking space AITU, Atameken Space: attracting third-party IT startups, providing office space to residents, passing internships, holding a meeting of the IT Council under the akim of Nur-Sultan.
  • Strengthening the links of scientific research with the educational process by widely involving teachers and students in research work, as well as actively using research results in the educational process, focusing disciplines on project activities, monitoring the quality of term papers and diploma projects.
  • Preparation and provision of summary information and AITU documents for attestation, accreditation, as well as other bodies upon request.

Scientific indicators

The University actively participates in competitions for scientific and scientific and technical activities, as a result of which projects of grant financing of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan are implemented with a total amount of over 150 million tenge for 2021-2023.

Funded projects

Topic name

Scientific adviser

Name of the project

Result, amount


IT assessment of scientific activities of universities, research institutes and their departments

Biloshchytskyi A.A.

RK MSC, 2020-2022 years (27 months)




Noncommutative symmetric spaces and related problems

Raikhan M.

RK MSC, 36 months





Hybrid modeling of the energy system for development of renewable energy roadmap for Kazakhstan with high spatial, temporal and technical disaggregation

Zhakiyev N.K.

Team: Nassikhan R., Kalakova A. and etc.

RK MSC, 36 months





Application of modeling methods and machine learning for optimal planning of the load of the generating equipment of Pavlodar CHP

Zhakiyev N.K.

Team: Omirgaliyev R., Salkenov A. and etc.

RK MSC, 12 months





To motivate young scientists, the university annually allocates intra-university grants for the implementation of scientific projects.

AITU faculty actively publishes scientific works in publications indexed in Scopus and Web of Science with quartile Q1-Q2.

In order to promote Kazakhstani science and to exchange advanced results in the field of ICT, AITU annually hosts an international scientific conference under the auspices of the international community IEEE “2021 IEEE Smart Information Systems and Technologies”, where scientists and specialists from various sectors of the IT industry from countries of near and far abroad are expected to participate.