Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev visited the XII Innovative Congress 2017 dedicated to the development of the technological business, as well as an exhibition of innovative projects.

It should be noted that this year a large-scale event was held in Almaty and is aimed at uniting representatives of the business community. As a result of the event, Askar Zhumagaliyev met with the heads of a number of domestic developers, leading IT companies. The main topic for discussion was the digitization of the economy. The Rector of SDU Kanat Kozhakhmet also took part in the dialogue platform. A lively discussion took place in which the parties voiced a number of topical issues related to the grant program, financing conditions, the development of technological entrepreneurship, an innovative ecosystem, measures to support private business incubation and the institution, the role of a critical mass of projects for the development of the venture market, industry 4.0, etc.

Speaking about the development of human capital and training of personnel and integrated training of personnel in the IT industry, Rector of SDU touched upon the issues of grant allocation.

- Actually we have leading universities that train good IT professionals. But most of students do not go to paid training. Relatively speaking, for today, the state pays about 350 thousand tenge for one grant, while in other universities the cost of grants is higher. I propose to reconsider the structure of expenses for the cost of training IT personnel. Training has a certain level, here the key issue concerns quality, - he said.

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-28 at 20.02.58.jpeg Askar Zhumagaliyev took into consideration the proposals of the rector and promised to consider the possibilities of resolving these issues. Vice Minister of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aslanbek Amrin noted that in the near future the Ministry of Education and Science intends to introduce a system of per capita financing, as well as issues of increasing the number of grants.

At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan intends to meet with the rectors of progressive universities that train IT specialists to discuss the educational program on the newly developed road map.