About Us


  1. The main goal: the creation of scientific knowledge of the cultural, social, political
    and economic foundations of modern society.
  2. To achieve this goal, the Institute carries out the following activities:
  • fundamental and applied research;
  • carrying out analytical work;
  • the provision of educational services through conferences, seminars, trainings, master classes;
  • consulting services;
  • the provision of information services through database maintenance, publication of newsletters, handbooks and analytical products;
  • Examination of draft regulatory legal acts and other official documents, concepts, investment projects, etc .;
  • other activities consistent with the objectives of the Institute, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Meiram Zekeshuly KAZHYKEN, Dr of Economic Sciences.

Date of birth                                                            5 April 1961 .


1. Jambul Hydromeliorative-Construction Institute (1977-1982), Specialty: hydrotechnical engineer;

2. Moscow Hydromelioration Institute (graduate school), 1988-1990; Doctoral Candidate of Economic Sciences, 08.00.05 – economics, planning and management of the national economy, and its branches (1991);

3. National Higher School of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1997-1998), specialty: public administration.

4. Doctorate studies: T.Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University (2007-2009). Doctor of Economic Sciences, 08.00.01 – economic theory.

Additional education

Macroeconomics courses: LG Academy (Seoul, 1998); JICA (Tokyo, 1999); TACIS (London, 1999); World Bank (Turin, 2000), Yale University (New Haven, USA, 2005) and others.


Dates Place of work
01. 2015 -present time LLP “Modern Society Studies Institute” and “Center for Education Studies and Conflict Resolution at Trade Unions Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan” Director.
01.2013 -31.12.2014     JSC “Institute of Economic studies, Ministry of Economic Affairs” Chief Researcher, external adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
11.2011 -12.2012     LLP “Scientific Research Institute of Innovative Economics” Director.
06.2007 -07.2010     JSC «Corporation for Export Development and Promotion» “KAZNEX” • Deputy Chairman of the Board; • Advisor to the Chairman of the Board.

Public service:

11.2005 – 06.2007      Committee of Industry and Science and Technology Development (Ministry of Industry and Trade) • Chairperson.

06.2003 –    11.2005 
Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan: • Head of the Production and Infrastructure Department; • Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
01.2002 – 06.2003       Department of Economics of Pavlodar region •Department Director.
04.2000 – 12.2001 Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan • Department Director; • Head of the project implementation unit (ADB loan).
10.1999 – 04.2000        Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan • Department Director.
01.1998-10.1999       Strategic Planning and Reforms Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan • Deputy Head of the Department; • Head of department.
04.1996 – 08.1997       Department of Industry of Pavlodar region • Deputy Head of Department (Economics)
05.1994-04.1996       Pavlodar region Akimat • Deputy Head of the Department of Economics and Finance; • Advisor to the Akim.
03.1992-05.1994       Department of Economics of Pavlodar region • Head of department; • Chief specialist.