Three days of lectures, 10 participating countries, 86 scientists and practitioners and more than 300 guests – this is how the Ryskulov Readings-2021 took place at the Narxoz University. The scientific forum had to be held online due to the pandemic, but this only expanded the event boundaries.
Ryskulov Readings are held annually at the Narxoz University for a reason. In 2000, the name of the brightest representative of the Kazakh intelligentsia, Turar Ryskulov, was given to the Kazakh State Academy of Management. Since 2006, the Ryskulov Readings have been held here, and in 2016 the university was renamed as the Narxoz University. This year the unchanging tradition celebrates its 16th anniversary. Over time, only the format of the readings changes.
“This year we changed the format,” says Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Aigerim Raimzhanova. “We didn’t want this to be yet another research and scientific event, so we changed the format to a discussion platform. We brought together speakers from all over the world in thematic areas and gave them topics for discussion so that they have food for thought. As a result: people began to collaborate with each other, world class experts met on the same platform and they have common thoughts for further cooperation.”