Mission, vision and principles

Mission, vision and principles


The mission of the National Academy of Sciences under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter referred to as the Academy) is to unite leading scientists of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of (i) conducting scientific and analytical research to solve strategically significant issues of the economy and society, (ii) determining priority directions for the development of science in the Republic of Kazakhstan and (iii) participating in the development and implementation of public policy in scientific, technical and other areas based on objective, scientifically proven data.


The Academy strives to become an autonomous, most authoritative scientific organization of leading scientists of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

  1. Having its own database on a wide range of aspects of scientific and technological development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as effective tools for collecting and analyzing relevant information.
  2. Promptly and efficiently providing support in resolving pressing issues of scientific, scientific-technical, social and economic development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  3. Constantly and constructively interacting with consumers of the results of scientific, scientific and technical activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  4. Productively, mutually beneficially interacting with the world’s leading associations of scientists, scientific centers and research universities and actively using these relationships to access advanced knowledge and competencies.
  5. In the optimal time frame, using all the resources available to the Academy, implementing interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs in order to solve the most urgent, strategically significant issues facing the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Principles (values)

The Academy’s activities are based on the following principles:

  1. Fairness, consisting of (i) equal access to membership in the Academy for all scientists in accordance with established criteria and procedures, (ii) equal conditions of access to the resources of the Academy for all its members and (iii) the exclusion of any discrimination in this matter.
  2. Autonomy, consisting of (i) independent approval of all internal procedures, including those relating to admission to membership of the Academy and exclusion of members from the Academy, (ii) independent distribution of Academy resources based on the tasks assigned to the Academy and (iii) exclusion of any unreasonable pressure on accepted Academy decisions, both within the Academy and from external sources.
  3. Objectivity, which consists in using exclusively scientifically based facts proven using scientific methods when making decisions.
  4. Professionalism, which consists in a high-quality, timely and comprehensive approach to solving each task assigned to the Academy with the involvement of Academy members and other entities with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience.
  5. Efficiency, which consists in finding optimal solutions considering available resources, based on minimizing costs and maximizing benefits.