In March 2014, a public Association for Eurasian, Russian and Central Asian Studies was registered in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Its initiators and founders are scholars in the L. Gumilev Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan branch of the Moscow State University, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University.
One of the main objectives of the Association is to develop the social and academic environment conducive to free expression and dissemination of humanities knowledge.
The Association is founded for the purposes of incorporation of the efforts of scholars – historians, archivists, philologists, sociologists, political scientists, economists, notaries, cultural specialists, philosophy experts, religious scholars, as well as the representatives of other interested professions – for the enhanced study and analysis of actual problems of the development of the Eurasian states in both ancient and contemporary times.
The Association will organize scientific conferences, workshops, and round tables together with interested national and foreign organizations. These will be focused on actual problems of humanitarian knowledge of the studied scientific area.
Support of young scientists and professionals able to develop new research directions is a high priority. Furthermore, to enhance the competitiveness of Kazakhstan’s scholarly work, joint research work with international professionals will be encouraged.
Currently, the Association’s members are preparing for the 6th East Asian Conference “Building Eurasian Cooperation Network: Dynamism and Tasks” in Seoul, June 27th – 28th, 2014, and for the ICCEES World Congress 2015 in Makuhari.