UNESCO calls for proposals for the 2021 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant PARIS. KAZINFORM UNESCO launches a call for young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2021 ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’. 12 research grants of USD 10,000 will be awarded. The Grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.
Across China: 1,400-yr-old tomb with white marble bed reveals religious exchanges on Silk Road ZHENGZHOU. KAZINFORM Archaeologists have discovered a 1,400-year-old tomb containing a white marble bed in central China's Henan Province, where elements of both Buddhism and a Persian religion have been found.
Legacy of Abai and Al-Farabi is heritage and pride of the whole world ASHGABAT-NUR-SULTAN-BAKU. KAZINFORM In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet, philosopher Abai Kunanbayev and the 1150th anniversary of the outstanding Turkic scientist, philosopher, Abu Nasr Al-Farabi, the Embassy organized an online-roundtable with the participation of scientists from the International Turkic Academy, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan: professor of the Kazakh National University after Al-Farabi, Dr. Zhakypbek Altay, Head of the Department of Philosophy of KazNU, PhD Asset Kuranbek, Associate Professor of the Department of Turkic Studies at Baku State University, head of the Abay Center at BSU Fatima Dursunova, Chief Expert of the International Turkic Academy Akyedil Toyshanuly, the Kazakh MFA’s press service informs.
Al-Farabi Center inaugurated in Japan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM On December 22, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Japan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, President of the University of Tsukuba Kyosuke Nagata, and Rector of the al-Farabi Kazakh National University Galimkair Mutanov (attended online) inaugurated the al-Farabi Center in Japan.
Selected works of Chokan Valikhanov published in English for first time LONDON. KAZINFORM Cambridge University Press, in partnership with the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK and with the support of the Akimat of the Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan’s National Bureau of Translations and the Chokan Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology launched the first ever English-language collection of selected works of Chokan Valikhanov, one of the most prominent Kazakh scholars of the 19th century.
Ancient khanaka unearthed at Kultobe settlement TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM - During this year's archaeological excavations on the territory of the most ancient part of the city of Turkestan, the settlement of Kultobe, scientists have discovered a unique structure - an ancient Sufi monastery called khanaka (dervish lodge), Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture.
Ornaments “sounds”: ancient ceramics being restored at Kultobe settlement NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Under the project of the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture «Restoration of historical sites of the Kultobe settlement», researchers are restoring not only historical sites, but also fragments of unique ceramic artifacts found during archaeological research, Kazinform reports.
100 thousand Kazakhstanis to receive housing by yearend NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - 47 thousand residences have been commissioned in the first half-year as part of Nurly zher program, of which 3.7 thousand financed at the expense of public investments, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of Kazakhstan.
Oxford scientific symposium focuses on al-Farabi’s legacy OXFORD. KAZINFORM - ‘Al-Farabi: life and legacy’ was the title of the international scientific symposium hosted at the premises of the University of Oxford to celebrate the 1,150th anniversary of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, the great scholar of the East. Leading researchers of al-Farabi’s legacy from the UK, Kazakhstan, the USA and Germany took part in the online symposium, Kazinform has learnt from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.