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Former Research Fellows

  • Director

    Nevzat Simsek

  • Deputy Director

    Aidarbek Amirbek

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aidarbek Amirbek completed his bachelor degree at Department of International Relations in the faculty of Economics and Public Administration in Selcuk University. He graduate from Political Science Department of International Turkish-Kazakh Khoca Akhmet Yassawi University with his master thesis named “Priorities in relations between Kazakhstan and Turkey after Cold War” in 2008.

  • Visiting Research Fellow

    Ayca Simsek

    Hayal Ayca Simsek was born in Izmir Turkey in 13 January 1973. She completed her primary education in Karsiyaka Cumhuriyet Primary School and her secondary and higher educations in Izmir Turkish College. She graduated from Public Finance Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylul University in 1995 and she started working as a research assistant in Public Finance Department in 1996.

  • Senior Research fellow

    Erkin Baidarov

    Erkin Baydarov is a senior researcher in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. In 1995, he graduated from the Department of History at National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Erkin Baydarov is a visiting Professor at The Russian Academy of Natural History and researcher at R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies.

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Azhar Serikkaliyeva

    Azhar Serikkaliyeva graduated from China Studies Department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2008. She completed master education in 2010 by presenting her master thesis namely ‘Chinese strategy of peaceful rising and current sino-kazakh relations ’.

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Zhulduz Baizakova

    Zhulduz Baizakova is a Junior Researcher at the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. She graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Department of International Relations. She also holds a Candidate of Historical Sciences (2005-2010) from the same institution. She served for seven years in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including a foreign posting to the United Kingdom.

  • Visiting Research Fellow

    Danagul Yembergenova

    Danagul Yembergenova is a young specialist in the sphere of higher education governance and management. She was born in Kazakhstan and graduated from Kazakh National University in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Danagul did her Master's degree in Cardiff Metropolitan University in the Cardiff School of Education. She has been a recipient of several grants and scholarships, including Kazakh State Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus Arcade scholarship, ICCR scholarship of Indian Government.

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Zhuldyz Kanapiyanova

    Kanapiyanova Zhuldyz was born on 26th of December, 1986.
    She graduated from high school in 2004 and the same year she admitted to International Relations faculty of Abay Kazakh National Pedagogical University. In the same year she admitted to Ege University (Turkey, Izmir) to make a master degree. She graduated from International Relations Department with knowledge of a foreign language in 2012. Her dissertation theme is “Globalization and International Nuclear Politics”.

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Rassul Arin

    Rassul Arin is a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. He is master degree student at Kazakh National University. He is majored at Oriental Studies and, in particular, Japanese studies. He graduated his bachelor degree at Kazakh National University in 2011. Since that he has started gradually to involve into academic community. In 2012 he participated at the several academic courses and events held in Amsterdam University, the Netherlands, and Tsukuba University, Japan.

  • Senior Research fellow

    Farkhod Aminjonov

    Farkhod Aminjonov is an expert on energy security with a particular focus on Central Asia and the broader Eurasian region. He holds a Ph.D. in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs (offered jointly by the Center of International Governance Innovation, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Canada. In 2015, Farkhod Aminjonov successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation titled “Security of the Central Asian Energy System Through Regional-Level Energy Governance Innovations.” Dr.

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