«Knowledge-based economy is, above all, increasing Kazakhstan science capacity» (from the Message of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Education and science are the main factors of the economy. The World Declaration on Higher Education emphasizes that no country is able to provide real sustainable economic development without proper modern higher education, research institutions, and skilled educated people.
Nowadays Kazakhstan is on the way to industrial-innovative development. According to Kazakh scientists, this phase is characterized by changing scientific system in accordance with modern economic demands.
Karaganda Economic University's defining feature is its innovation activity and advanced development.
To ensure the quality of the educational process scientific innovations are introduced at the University. Research and innovation activities are funded from various sources. In particular, it is University's own funds, republican and local budgets, as well as external scientific research orders. Due to this, funding the research and innovation activities of the university exceeded 250 million tenge in the recent years, including two projects funded by a grant from the RK Committee of Science. More than 20 projects are funded through the Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Education and Science, JSC "Damu" Fund, Karaganda oblast Akimat offices and regional enterprises.
The University faculty shows good results in publication activity. More than 100 scientific monographs, 200 books and textbooks and more than 150 scientific articles in impact factor journals have been published in the recent years.
The basic elements of the research and innovation infrastructure of the university operate successfully, which includes two research Institutes (New Economy and System Analysis SRI and Research Institute for Economics and Legal Studies), 2 scientific offices (Business Technology Incubator Office and Commercialization and Technology Transfer Office). Their main task is creating favorable conditions for implementing innovative research projects of the faculty, and, most importantly, of the Bachelor, Master and doctoral students.
The university cooperates with all core research organizations of Kazakhstan, Russia and other counties, including the Institute of Economics (Almaty), the Institute of Economic Research (Astana), the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of sciences Institute of Economics (Yekaterinburg, Russia), Kiev National University named after T. Shevchenko (Kiev, Ukraine), etc. in the field of the research activity development.