Projects Overview (UK)


Authors, Country of Residence, Degree level

Title and Key Message


Authors: Kanat Yermekbayev et al.

Country of Residence: Norwich, UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

Kazakhstan Wheat: Strategies for high-yield crops

This project is focused on developing new technologies to increase wheat productivity in Kazakhstan, i.e. implementing Next Generation Plant Breeding methods coupled with conventional breeding approaches to release new adaptable crop cultivars within a short duration. Potential outcomes could provide Kazakh wheat scientists with other essential ways of manipulating wheat yield and be valuable for all high latitude wheat growing countries.
The research is the continuation of the ADAPTAWHEAT project, funded by the 7th Framework Programme of EU.


Authors: Mr Mukhit Kulmaganbetov & Prof James Morgan

Country of Residence: Cardiff, UK

Degree: MD, PhD

Electronic Medical Record app “OpenEyes”

Researchers will present their research results of the project ‘Open Eyes’, and their new project on launching an Electronic Medical Record app for ophthalmology in Central Asia. OpenEyes™ is an electronic medical record application for ophthamology, which enables clinicians to access all of the information they need about their patients in one place. It was developed with contributions from a range of hospitals, institutions, academic departments, companies and individuals. Intuitive to use and fast, it runs in a web browser to ensure that it can be accessed from just about any device in any location. OpenEyes™ will always be provided free-of-charge under and open source license, making it a cost-effective option for eye care, and, perhaps more importantly, ensuring that its development will always prioritise what clinicians really need.


Authors: Mr Asomiddin Yusupov

Country of Residence: Uzbekistan

Degree: PhD Candidate

Strategy of increasing the competitiveness of national exports in the context of liberalization of foreign trade

This project aims to study the experience of foreign developed and developing countries in ensuring the competitiveness of the national economy and in enhancing the international competitiveness of national exporters in the context of foreign trade liberalization.


Authors: Alfiya Wright & Elmira Mynbayeva

Country of Residence: Aberdeen, UK

Degree: PhD & PhD Candidate

Pension System Research

The project addresses the current pension system in KZ and its drawbacks and proposes to learn from the experience of developed countries and conduct research in order to adopt the best practices.


Authors: Assel Akhmetova

Country of Residence: Aberdeen, UK

Degree: MSc Candidate

Implementing reliable health web resource in Kazakhstan for improving health and well-being and reducing inequalities in accessing to health-related information

This project justifies and convinces necessity of reliable health web resource of Kazakhstan health system as one of the instruments of influencing trend to the well-being of the population. The project proposal calls for the development of NHS like a centralised informative website, which KZ does not have.


Authors: Bakhyt Tolegenov

Country of Residence: Glasgow, UK

Degree: MSc

Management of the engineering education at the higher educational organisations in the Republic of Kazakhstan

This project is about higher engineering education in Kazakhstan and aims to propose the effective approaches in exploring the potential improvements to the observed engineering education issues in Kazakhstan, based on the best practices and experiences of respondents


Authors: Yerkhan Mindetbay

Country of Residence: Southampton UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

What is the relationship between students’ computational thinking performance and school achievement?

The study investigates the relationship between computational thinking performance and general school achievement and explores if computational thinking performance can be predicted by algebra and informatics achievement.


Authors: Aigerim Mussabalinova

Country of Residence: Brighton, UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

Inclusion and sustainability of child care system in Kazakhstan

The project is focused on developing child care system, including legislation and practice, in the context of the UN principle of the best interests of the child, the family culture of Kazakh nation and engagement with civil society.


Authors: Dilmurad Yussupov

Country of Residence: Brighton, UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

Exploring the Potentials of Community-based Inclusive Development with Disabled People in Uzbekistan

The purpose of this study is to explore potentials of Community-based Inclusive Development in Uzbekistan as an alternative to institutionalisation by initiating participatory action research with people with physical, sensory and learning impairments.


Authors: Khalida Azhigulova et al.

Country of Residence: Leicester, UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

Project for sustainable development of village schools and rural areas in Kazakhstan

The project aims at sustainable development of villages in Kazakhstan through turning village schools into local cultural, education and research centres operating according to the best global and cutting-edge managerial, academic and research practices.


Authors: Meruyert Beisenbina

Country of Residence: London, UK

Degree: MSc Candidate

Touristic infrastructure development in Kazakhstan

The project is focused on the transformations of rural areas, utilizing the landscapes with the mountains, steppes, hills and also deserts of Eastern, Western and South Kazakhstan to create opportunities for developing the ecologically friendly touristic attractions in the proximity to the villages with no intervention to its natural environment, such as “eco-tourism” flow and “theme parks” notion.


Authors: Kuanysh Zhussupbekov, Ainura Zhussupbekova

Country of Residence: Dublin, Ireland

Degree: PhD Candidate

Materials for sustainable future

This project aims to develop technologies for the production of a new generation of sustainable materials in terms of applicability and industrial impact. For example, the development of new transparent conductive oxides (TCO) can open the future to flexible electronics, flat touch panels, and smart windows, and re-extraction of rare earth metals, from mining waste, would be an extremely effective solution for the materials science, industry, economy, and environment.


Authors: Aliya Sembayeva

Country of Residence: Liverpool, UK

Degree: PhD Candidate

Next generation polymers

This project explores the prospects for innovative development of polymer enterprises and makes recommendations for improving the efficiency of the chemical industry in Kazakhstan through scientific and practical developments like self-healing polymers that are able to restore and enhance their original mechanical properties after damage and shear, which will allow producing highly durable and self-adjusting materials.