Astana Science Festival

Ladies and gentlemen,

on 2nd of March the Nazarbayev University will host the Astana Science Festival organised by the British Council jointly with the Nazarbayev University, JSC Science Foundation and popular scientific magazine OYLA. The purpose of the festival is to popularise science and technology among young people.

Venue: Nazarbayev University, 53 Kabanbai Batyr St. (entrance from Turan Ave), Business School, Block C3.

Time: 09.00 – 19.30.

The event’s programme is designed for a wide audience and includes talks by shortlisted participants of the Science Stars schoolchildren’s scientific contest and the FameLab international contest of young scientists which are run in Kazakhstan in partnership with Chevron.

High-school pupils and students will have an opportunity to attend lectures on research ethics, studies of Kazakhstan’s animal life and space studies. Elementary and secondary school children would be interested in taking part in the Euricum show and entertaining scientific experiments of popular inventor Aleksei Ivanchenko.

In addition, all visitors will be invited to watch the film The Most Unknown, which provides a breathtaking insight into the fundamentals of scientific discoveries. Journalists, scientists and other interested visitors can attend lectures: Scientific Journalism as a Trade, Science for All: the Most Important Discoveries of the 21st Century, Civil Science: How to Contribute If You Are Not a Scientist, and the second master class What is Scientific Communication?

Astana Science Festival is part of the British Council’s programme for popularisation of science among young people. For detailed information on the event, please visit our website:

Contacts for information:

Elena Sim

British Council

Phone: +7 701 765 05 10



Information letter