Reforms in the field of science and education, carried out under the leadership of the respected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, are one of the priority areas of state policy, because the future of thecountry, its economic development is closely related to the level of development of technology, innovation and knowledge.
The Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University maintains extensive cooperation with research and design institutes of the oil and gas complex, scientific institutions of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, as well as prestigious universities, companies, scientific organizations and centers of foreign countries.
The Yashygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University is actively engaged in international cooperation. In this regard, in accordance with the Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding on cooperation in the field of science and education with the leading universities of Russia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Romania, Austria, Korea, Russia, Italy, Uzbekistan, Belarus and with the Erasmus + organizations of the European Union, relevant work iscarried out.
Currently, in accordance with the State Program for the Comprehensive Development of Chemical Science and Technology in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 and the Program for the Digitalization of the Education System of Turkmenistan for 2020-2025, professors and teachers, students and young scientists, candidates of scientific degrees and graduate students are conducting scientific research on established themes. The results of the ongoing research work are published in the form of articles and abstracts in scientific publications inthe country and abroad, and are presented at scientific and practical conferences held at the international level. The results of scientific researchare being introduced into production, as well as patents and certificates for inventions are received.
In order to ensure the coordination of research activities with educational work, improve the quality of training of specialists, the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan conducts research activities in the following priority areas of science:
• “Development of scientific foundations for technologies for obtaining magnesium products based on local raw materials and planned use of industrial water resources” (01.01.2021- 01.31.2025, TP 09.00.2456);
• “Development of scientific methods for the beneficial use of alkaline waste generated in the complex of oil refineries inthe city of Turkmenbashi” (01.01.2021-31.01.2025, TP 09.00.2463);
• “Development of scientific bases for the utilization of petroleum products used in production” (01/01/2021-01/31/2025, TP 09.00.2464);
• “Modernization of existing computer programs related to information security” (01/01/2022-01/31/2024, TP 22.00.2612);
• “Automation of research, design work and experiments, development of digital methods for obtaining conclusions from the obtained data”(01.01.2022-01.31.2024, TP 22.00.2616).
The Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University annually holds scientific and practical conferences and organizes exhibitions on occasion of holidays celebrated in the country. This is of great importance in highlighting achievements, encouraging winners among students and attracting other young people to science.
Young scientists and university students actively participate in international conferences and exhibitions and present their work at scientific and practical conferences and exhibitions held annually at the national level. Among them:
- International scientific and practical conference and exhibition “Scientific and technical possibilities ofobtaining hydrogen energy from natural gas”;
- Scientific and practical conference and exhibition “Youth -builders of a happy future” in accordance with the weekly program, held under the motto “Young leaders - the driving force of the present and future development of Turkmenistan” at the Information Technology Center;
- Scientific and educational seminar and exhibition “Exchange of experience in publishing scientific papers in indexed publications for inclusion in the list of the world's leading higher educational institutions of the international level” with the participation of representatives of higher educational institutions of the country through digital video communication at the Information Technology Center;
- International scientific and practical conference and exhibition “Market and production efficiency – 20”,organized jointly by the Humanitarian and Technical Academy in the city of Kokshetau, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Export Academy of the Federal Territory of Baden-Württemberg, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Branch ofthe Omsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin, Omsk Humanitarian Academy, Ishim Pedagogical Institute and P.P. Ershov of the Tyumen StateUniversity, the Russian Federation, and the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oiland Gas University;
- Scientific and educationalseminar-conference and exhibition “Exchange of experience in publishing scientificpapers in indexed publications for inclusion in the list of leading international universities in the world”;
- International scientific and practical conference and exhibition “Digital Technologies” at the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan;
- Scientific and practical conference and exhibition “Sustainable Development Goals: Youth Policy and Innovative Technologies” at theTechnology Center of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan;
- International forum and exhibition of students, graduate students, young scientists “Scientific steps of young scientists in the digitalization of the economy”, held by the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan.
Council of Young Scientists
A Council of Young Scientists has been established at the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University to train high-level teachers, young scientists, technologists, to effectively conduct research and project work of young scientists, and to attract talented young people to science.
The Council of Young Scientists is a voluntary and self-governing scientific and public organization of youth engaged in scientific and intellectual, research, design, inventive, industrialization ,patent and other scientific creative activities. The Council of Young Scientists includes the following: student circles for research and designwork, the Research and Design Center, “Nebitgaz” Printing house, the scientific mass electronic journal -Science and Technology of the Oil and Gas Sector.
The Council of Young Scientists monthly prepares official statistical-bal-monitoring reports of the university on ongoing works in accordance with the “Concept for the implementation of improving the teaching of natural and exact sciences in Turkmenistan”, “Concept for the implementation of the State Program for the Comprehensive Development of Chemical Science and Technology in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025”, “Concept for the implementation of activities provided for education system in the mainareas of development of science, education, healthcare, sports, youth system of Turkmenistan in the National Program for the Revival of a new era of a stablestate: socio-economic development of Turkmenistan in 2022-2052”, “Concepts forthe implementation of the Roadmap of the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistanfor the celebration of 300-anniversary of the birth of Mahtumkuli Fragi, the great thinker and classic poet of the East”, “The concept of publishing scientific works in indexed publications for inclusion in the list of the world's leading international universities” and their Action Plans.
The Research and Design Center conducts research on the development of robotics in a research and design circle withthe participation of young scientists, engineers, technologists and specialists and organizes regular demonstration classes for enthusiastic schoolchildren ,and gradually carries out research work on STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), NBICS (nano-, bio-, info-, cogno-,socio-sciences), organizational implementation activities based on Know-How methodologies.
Printing house “Nebitgaz” produces certificates of honor of teachers and students of our university, books of scientific and practical conferences, collections of abstracts and performs various printing services for our university.
The scientific and public electronic journal “Science and Technology of the Oil and Gas Sector” of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University regularly publishes scientific articles describing the results of research work carried out by teachers and young students.
Student circles for research and design work
One of the priorities of the state policy of the President of Turkmenistan is the active involvement of students in research and design work in order to develop the knowledge, skills and creativity of specialists, to master innovative technologies and achieve high economic performance.
Scientific and design organizations were createdin order to actively involve students of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University in research and design activities.
Research and design work prepare future specialists for the creative implementation of the knowledge and skills acquired at the university, help to master the basics of the methodology of scientific work and gain experience.
Any university student has the opportunity to become a member of a research and design organization and choose a topic of interest and implement it under the guidance of a teacher of the department.Teachers encourage students to participate in research and design work, develop scientific topics and projects, and provide the facility with the necessary equipment.
Currently, the research and design circles ofstudents as: “Young oil and gas engineers”, “Young drillers”, “Designers”, “Linguists”, “Young geophysicists”, “Young geologists”, “Young hydrogeologists”, “Youngmineralogists”, “Young geodesists”, “Young engineers”, “Young industrialists”,“Technology steps”, “Young mechanics”, “Energy and resource saving technologiesbased on digital electronics”, “Physicists-engineers”, “Young ecologists”,“Radical”, “Young philosophers”, “Young chemical technologists”, “Young economists”, “Development of software for automated information communications”, “Scientific group of teachers, experts and students in software development of cybersecurity”, “The art of programming”, “Young mathematicians”, “Masters-drillers”, “In search of black gold”, “Happy oilmen”,and “Smart youth” operate in the Council of Young Scientists of the university.
Research and design circles of students carry out their work in accordance with the scientific directions of the universityand prepare recommendations for implementation in industry at the production enterprises of the oil and gas, chemical, construction and energy complexes of Turkmenistan and other sectoral management organizations.
Scientifically substantiated innovative business-technological projects, “Start-up” projects, the possibility of developing technologies for the production of new composite materials and engineering products based on local oil and gas and other chemical raw materials, new technologies of Turkmenistan, important intellectual and logical conversations willbe introduced at the “Engineering Academy” , as well as the exchange of experience, such as holding consultations with leading professors and discussing these topical issues about the possibilities of registration through a patent document for inventions, the degree of their ability to replace foreign goods and the possibility of their introduction into production.
General Directorate of Ratings
The General Directorate of Ratings was established at the university on the basis of the instructions given by the President on the accelerated development of higher educational institutions as centers of education,culture, science and new technologies and increasing the efficiency of the workcarried out in order to include the country's higher educational institutionsin the list of prestigious higher educational institutions in the world.
The Genera l Directorate of Ratings is a voluntary and self-governing scientific and public organization of youth, created on the basis of the university's social initiatives to include the universityin the lists of international higher educational institutions, obtain international accreditation, enter the lists of world university rankings,establish international academic mobility of professors, young scientists andstudents, hold competitions like “Faculty of the Month”, “Department of the Month”, “Teacher of the Month” and “Student of the Month”, publish articles in journals indexed in “Scopus”, “ScienceDirect”, “Web ofScience”, “Google Scholar”, “RSCI” and other international sources of scientific and technical information and other rating and creative activities.
The main responsible for the Ratings is carried out in accordance with the University's Action Plan on the “Conceptof the President of Turkmenistan on the implementatio n of activities provided for the education system in the plans, programs and strategies of December 4,2020 on the approval of programs, plans and strategies for cooperation with international organizations of Turkmenistan No. 2007”, “Concepts for inclusion in the list of international higher education institutions”, “Concepts for the competition Student of the month, Teacher of the month, Department of the month and Faculty of the month” and on implementation, monthly official statistical-ball-monitoring reports on thework performed are developed and prepared.
In order to improve the quality of work carried out by scientific and pedagogical staff on the rating assessment at university, teachers of the Department of Modern Computer Technologies and the Department of Cybersecurity of the Digital Technologies and Cybersecurity faculty developed the “iRating” software program, which allows to automate acquisition process in registration of the activities of teachers and students of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University.
This program is installed in the internal local network of our university and is fully functional. Vice deans of all faculties regularly introduce to this program the achievements and accomplishments of teachers and students belonging to their faculties.
In May 2023, the professors and teachers of the university carried out significant work to establish the international accreditation of the university and enter the list of world university rankings.
On March 3, 2023, the President of the Association of Asian Universities sent a notification to the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University about acceptance of our university as anassociate member of this structure at the international level. In this regard,the university was awarded the “Overall SDG Ranking 1001+” high performance certificate from the worlduniversity ranking organization “Times Higher Education”.
On April 26-27, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the “International mobile forum to attract foreign investment in the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan” was held. At this forum, the rector of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University spoke on the topic “Methods and prospects for the production of hydrogen energyin industry”.
On April 27, 2023, a scientific and educational seminar was held at the Information Technology Center of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University on the topic “Exchange of experience in publishing scientific papers in indexed publications for inclusion in the listof leading international higher educational institutions in the world”. This scientific and educational seminar was held on the basis of the instruction given by the President of Turkmenistan on February 7, 2020 at a comprehensive meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, on the inclusion of higher educational institutions of the country in the list of higher educational institutions of the international level until 2024, as well as in order tofulfill the tasks specified in the “Action plan for the inclusion of higher educational institutions of our country in the list of higher educational institutions of international level until 2024” of the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan. It was held via digital video communication between all the higher institutions and scientific and educational enterprises of the country.
47 teachers and 8 students of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University actively participated at the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Problems and Prospects of Technological Education in Russia and Abroad” held on March 2, 2023, organized by the P.P. Ershov Ishim Pedagogical Institute, a branch of the Tyumen State University, the Russian Federation. On April 28, 2023, the teachers and students for active participation and scientific articles were awarded with Certificates of Appreciation and Honor, Certificates, of I and II degree Diplomas byN.I.Sabayeva, the director of this Institute through digital video communication.
Through the efforts of our Esteemed President, the country is increasing the number of modern higher educational institutions, strengthening the material and technical base, improving the legal framework of the national education system, taking into account the needs of a rapidly growing digital economy, introducing new professional courses, modernizing curricula, educational programs, introducing innovative teaching methods.Higher educational institutions of the country are increasingly cooperating with prestigious higher educational institutions, scientific and educational centers of the world.
In order to improve activities in this area, the President of Turkmenistan set the task to include the country's higher educational institutions in the list of international higher educational institutions by 2024.
In the fifth edition of the global annual impactrating THE “Impact Rankings-2023”, eight higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan were immediately evaluated, as well as were highly appreciated by independent international experts “Times Higher Education (THE)”.
THE Impact Rankings has been conducted since 2019 and is currently the only global performance ranking. The list ranks universities based on their achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations, which aim to increase the level of socialand economic development. Eight higher education institutions of the country have taken a strong place among higher education institutions striving for higher performance and entered the world ranking THE “Impact Rankings-2023”. They are: the International University of Humanitiesa nd Development, the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University, the State Energy Institute of Turkmenistan, the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Agricultural Institute, the Turkmen State Institute of Architecture and Construction, the Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management and the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University.Higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan were included in the “Impact Rankings-2023” for their active and effective participation inthe 11 goals of Sustainable Development Goals: “Quality of Education”, “Affordable and Clean Energy”, “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”, “Zero Hunger”, “Gender Equality”, “Dry Call” “Protection of the Earth's ecosystem”, “Health and well-being”, “Clean water and sanitation”, “Fair work and economic development”, “Sustainable cities and towns” and “Partnerships to achieve the goals”. Each of the higher educational institutions demonstrated their commitment to four goals, including SDG 17 (collaboration to achieve thegoals).
Higher education institutions participating in the ranking can provide information to assess the desirability of the UN SDG.The overall ranking includes institutions that provided information on SDG 17 (collaboration to achieve the goals) and at least three other SDGs. The university's overall score on the overall list is calculated by adding its SDG17 score to the top three scores on other SDG scores. The English organization Times Higher Education, based in London, is recognized as one of the leading organizations in the world ranking of prestigious and popular higher education institutions. Nearly 1,600 higher education institutions from 112 countries have participated in THE Impact 2023. The number of participants in the ranking is increasing every year, as more institutions strive to demonstrate their commitment toachieving the SDGs and join the prestigious global list of The Impact Rankings.The rating encourages its participants to show high success in achieving theSDGs, introduce new methods and effectively improve activities in this area,provide the organizers with more visible and transparent evidence of their progress.
It should be noted that six of the eight higher education institutions mentioned above are included in this ranking for the first time. The Yashygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University and the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan are included in the list of higher educational institutions of the world for the second time.Last year, these two universities were included in the fourth publication of THE Impact Rankings-2022 for the first time. In recent years, higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan have been highly appreciated by foreign experts.They have taken places in prestigious world rankings and, accordingly, have received recognition at the world level. This is a clear evidence of the large-scale and effective activities carried out in the field of science and education in the country. International achievements, degrees and acoomplishments of higher educational institutions of the country show the quality and level of training of specialists in the country and contribute to solving one of the main problems of the country, which is to raise the national education systemto the level of world standards and include higher educational institutions inthe list the world's leading higher educational institutions.
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