Nobel Fest takes place in Astana

Starting next year, Kazakh students will be able to study a course on artificial intelligence, which will be implemented in pilot mode in 14 higher education institutions across the country, as stated by Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek during the Nobel Fest opening ceremony. It should be noted that this year it aims to unite the world of science, innovation and education. Traditionally, the event has brought together Nobel laureates, the world’s outstanding scientists, top startupers, developers and all those involved in scientific and technological progress. The festival program is covering a wide range of issues. Global climate change and support for countries’ efforts to attain sustainable development goals are among the main topics of discussion. Nobel Peace Prize winner Rae Kwon Chung, an expert in that field, is one of the leading speakers and headliners of the festival.

“Water shortage is a serious problem, but it will get worse as climate change is getting more and more serious. So, Central Asian countries will get an even more crucial impact from it. But how to address and solve this problem depends on political and social consensus. In any case, the countries have to pay for the price of water recycling, water conservation and capturing of rainwater. This is why I am proposing green tariff, green price for water, energy, the higher price,” Rae Kwon Chung shared.

“Together with Rae Kwon Chung, we opened a research center at our university to study green technologies and economy, as well as climate change and its impact on the environment,” said Rector of Auezov South Kazakhstan State University Daria Kozhamzharova.