Achievements of the Department of Management and Political Science

The main achievements of the Department are:

- the Department’s leading position in the market of regional education for offering high quality training in the field of economy;

- certificates of state registration of rights for a copyright protected object issued by the Committee for Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

- a high level of social protection of students (providing educational grants, fee discounts, financial assistance to orphan and disadvantaged students);

- a high level of curriculum and instruction support of the academic process based on credit (nonlinear) learning technology;

- annual implementation of economic-contractual research projects jointly with leading enterprises of the region with the involvement of students of economic specialties;

- publication of the research journal "Bulletin of PSU: series of Economics", "Social Sciences";

- annual implementation of contract research projects together with the leading enterprises of the region with the involvement of students majoring in the Department’s fields of study;

- publication of the research journal “Bulletin of PSU: the Economics Series”;

- students’ annual participation and winning of prizes offered in national, regional and oblast subject Olympiads, international conferences.

In October 2013, the Department together with the State Institution Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs in Pavlodar Region held a round table discussion on the theme of “University and State Bodies: Coordination of Topics of Graduation Projects and Master’s theses”.

The Department closely cooperates with other education institutions and centers, both in the home country and abroad. It has signed partnership and cooperation agreements with the Association of Political Studies (Almaty), the Department of Political Science of L. N. Gumilyov Kazakh National University, the Department of Political Science of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), Dostoyevsky Omsk State University, etc. The staff of the Department makes a lot of efforts to compete on a global scale. Members of the Department work closely with such well-known universities as the University of Göttingen (Germany), National State University (Mongolia).

Every year undergraduate students participate in Olympiads, competitions, project contests. Thus, in April 2014, students majoring in Political Science A. Aliakparova and A. Mukashev took part in the Republican Subject Olympiad (in the field of political science) (Astana) and were awarded diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science for second and third place overall.

The Department regularly offers Master’s degree students majoring in 6M050200 Political Science the possibility to undertake internships at the leading foreign organizations of education and science funded by the national budget. Students are also given the opportunity to receive guidance on the topics of master’s theses. In November 2015, students majoring in Political Science Darkhan Omarov and Adlet Meyrmanov successfully completed an internship in the Mazhilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2013, the Department’s academic program Political Science has been successfully accredited by the independent Agency of Accreditation and Rating (the abbreviated name in Russian: NAAR) and licensed for the period of 5 years.

For the period 2016-2018 the Department’s research interests covered a wide range of areas, encompassing socio-political economic sciences and business.

Research planning and implementation is carried out within the framework of:

- the Department’s long-term research program;

- the Department’s annual research program.

The Department of Management and Political Science continues its work on the publication of curriculum and instruction guidelines. In 2016-2017 it published a curriculum and instruction guideline “Politics and Migration” developed by T. N. Zozulya and G. M. Kappassova. Study guides “Politics and Religion” and “Kazakstan Respublikasynyn Ulttyk Kauypsyzdygy” [National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan] have been developed by I. A. Kaliyev, Ye. M. Toraighyrov and G. Zh. Yelmuratova, I. A. Kaliyev respectively.

A collective monograph written together with foreign authors “State Policy of Interaction between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation within the framework of Strategic Partnership (comparative approach)” (the original language: Russian) has been published.

An expert A. Krol working in Silicon Valley (USA) has delivered a course on “Design of Career and Success Technology” designed according to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and turning an idea into a startup to students majoring in Public Administration, Management (the 2015-2016 academic year) and Master’s degree students majoring in Management (the 2016-207 academic year) of the Department of Management and Political Science.

Over the 2016-2017 academic year students of the Department of Management and Political Science have gone through an accelerator in the Startup Academy of S. Toraighyrov PSU. The work on the development of the students’ business is being carried out.

Students enrolled in the Startup Master’s degree program have successfully completed a course (30 hours) within the framework of the economic part of the master’s thesis. All Master’s degree students presented their business projects to the University’s administrative bodies.

From February 01 to April 30, 2017, students majoring in the Startup Master’s degree program undertook an experimental research practical training, the results of which were included in reports. Teaching staff members of the Department provide guidance on academic affairs to Master’s degree students majoring in other fields of study during the academic year.

The Department of Management and Political Science took an active part in the organization of scientific events. The Department of Management and Political Science hosted a round table discussion on the beginning of the third modernization and amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which took place in February 2017.

In December 2018, on the eve of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Department held a round table discussion on “Independent Kazakhstan: Competitiveness and Stability” at S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University.

Teaching staff members of the Department participated in a scientific and practical seminar on the theme of “The Use of Springer Resources in Training of Specialists in Innovative Economy”. Springer Science+Business Media (until 1999 Springer-Verlag) is an international publishing company specializing in the publication of academic journals and books.

In October 2016, an international scientific and practical conference “The VII Toraighyrov Readings” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held with the active participation of teaching staff members of the Department.

In October 2016, 12 teaching staff members of the Department received certificates of completion of Thomson Reuters resource seminars.

As part of professional development teaching staff members of the Department participated in the following training seminars: “The Use of Distance Learning Technologies”, “Development of Electronic Publications”, a seminar on “Media and Fundraising as an Integral Part of Scientific Activity” delivered by Head of the laboratory of social and political research of Dostoyevsky Omsk State University, Head of the Department of Political Science, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Inna Vetrenko, a seminar on the development of research projects and publication of scientific articles in journals of social sciences and humanities delivered by Nazarbayev University’s teaching staff members. Certificates of completion of the given training seminars have been given to all participants.

A. K. Turlybekova, G. T. Khassenova and G. Zh. Yelmuratov successfully completed a professional development course designed for Management and Political Science teachers of higher education institutions held by JC National Center for Professional Development “Orleu” (Almaty).

In February 2017, teaching staff members of the Department participated in a scientific and practical seminar on the theme of “The Use of Springer Resources in Training of Specialists in Innovative Economy”. Springer Science+Business Media (until 1999 Springer-Verlag) is an international publishing company specializing in the publication of academic journals and books.