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Maxat Kassen

Assistant Professor, PhD
Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Dr. Maxat Kassen is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan). He is a former Fulbright Scholar in the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and fellow of the Annenberg Institute at the University of Oxford (UK). His research mostly focuses on e-government, e-participation, innovations and open data. He has published many articles on these topics in journals with high impact factor and author of a number of books published in the USA, UK and Switzerland.

Biography

Over the past two decades, Dr. Maxat Kassen lectured on political science disciplines at a number of foreign and domestic universities and research institutes, including as a visiting professor with guest lectures in the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, USA), the University of Woodbury (Los Angeles, USA), the US Electronic Government Center (Amherst, Massachusetts, USA) and other universities. Also before that, he had worked in various positions in government agencies, national companies and United Nations structures. He is a former head of the Foreign Information Service in the Kazakh National Information Agency - Kazinform.

In December 2017, Dr. Maxat Kassen was awarded with A.Baitursynov Silver Medal for significant achievements in scientific research and excellence in teaching students (Association of Institutions of Higher Education, Almaty, Kazakhstan) and in November 2018 he received a prestigious Scopus Award 2018 for Contribution to Science (Elsevier, The Netherlands). In addition, in December 2020 he won one more prestigious distinction: The Web of Science - The Leader of Science Award 2020 in the category "Publication leader in social sciences" for his achievements in scientific research from such a global academic agency as Clarivate (Philadelphia, USA).  

Dr. Maxat Kassen has published more than 50 academic articles on related topics, including in various international peer-reviewed impact factor journals and the author of three books, titled “Understanding systems of e-government” (Rowman & Littlefield: New York, 2015), “E-government in Kazakhstan: a case study of multidimensional phenomena” (Routledge: London, 2016) and "Open data politics" (Springer: Switzerland, 2019).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    e-government, e-participation, public sector innovations, open data, Kazakhstan

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Articles

Innovation, 23(1), pp.44-70.

Understanding motivations of citizens to reuse open data: open government data as a philanthropic movement


Published: Mar 19, 2021 by Innovation, 23(1), pp.44-70.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science, Communications Studies

The purpose of the paper is to understand what motivates civic developers, who often call themselves technically savvy citizens or independent developers, to step in and begin to reuse open data, which is published by local governments, considering that the creation of such data-driven projects is time and money consuming business, and, more importantly, elaborate on what kind of challenges these civic stakeholders face on the way.

Aslib Journal of Information Management, 75(5), pp.765-785.

Open data and its peers: understanding promising harbingers from Nordic Europe


Published: Dec 10, 2020 by Aslib Journal of Information Management, 75(5), pp.765-785.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science, Communications Studies

The peer-to-peer data-driven innovations are tentatively beginning to directly compete with traditional e-government solutions, providing arguably better services to citizens and businesses. In this regard, the paper aims to further debate on the potential of such independent data-driven collaboration not only to transform the traditional mechanisms of public sector innovations but also provide more democratic ways to ensure greater transparency of government.

Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 14(2), pp.305-330.

Politicization of e-voting rejection: reflections from Kazakhstan


Published: May 04, 2020 by Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 14(2), pp.305-330.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Political Science, Information Science, Communications Studies

The paper aims to analyze reasons that led to the discontinuation of e-voting, resorting to the case of Kazakhstan, a transitional post-soviet country, which actively used the technology in 2004-2011, as a poster child of the global trend, elaborating on key political, socioeconomic, organizational and technological risks that could be associated with the possible return of this innovation in future elections.

Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 18(1), pp.16-37.

E-participation actors: understanding roles, connections, partnerships


Published: Jan 01, 2020 by Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 18(1), pp.16-37.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The article explores an e-participation phenomenon from the perspectives of its key actors. The roles of its main stakeholders, namely public agencies, non-governmental organizations, independent developers, civic, business, academic and journalistic communities, were analyzed accordingly through the prism of related participatory activities and collaborative partnerships they create.

Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives, Vol.85, pp.757-777.

Promouvoir la coopération publique au sein du gouvernement: principaux déterminants, réglementation et obstacles du mouvement de collaboration électronique au Kazakhstan


Published: Dec 31, 2019 by Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives, Vol.85, pp.757-777.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Political Science, Information Science, Communications Studies

L’objectif premier de cet article est de comprendre les facteurs politiques et socioéconomiques qui incitent les organismes gouvernementaux à adopter diverses stratégies de collaboration pour promouvoir les réformes actuelles du secteur public au Kazakhstan.

International Review of Administrative Sciences, 85(4), pp.743-762.

Promoting public cooperation in government: key drivers, regulation, and barriers of the e-collaboration movement in Kazakhstan


Published: Dec 01, 2019 by International Review of Administrative Sciences, 85(4), pp.743-762.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The primary goal of the article is to understand the political and socio-economic incentives for government agencies to adopt various collaborative strategies in promoting current public sector reforms in Kazakhstan

Online Information Review, 43(2), pp.301-323.

Building digital state: understanding two decades of evolution in Kazakh e-government project


Published: Sep 06, 2019 by Online Information Review, 43(2), pp.301-323.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The purpose of this paper is to review and illustrate historical milestones and evolutionary stages of public sector reforms in such a typical transitional society as Kazakhstan through the prism of existing e-government development strategies, implementation models and institutional regulations.

Political Studies Review, 17(2), pp.175-195.

What does it mean to be a political scientist in a transitional society? Reflections from Kazakhstan


Published: May 01, 2019 by Political Studies Review, 17(2), pp.175-195.
Authors: Maxat Kassen

As a young discipline, political science in Kazakhstan could be regarded a poster child of collective intellectual offspring that reflects well all political and socioeconomic transformations that an emerging community of political scientists has had to go through for the last three decades to thrive and promote the field. In this regard, the key purpose of the article is to share an interesting insightful story of developments in the discipline in this transitional nation.

Information Technology for Development, 25(3), pp.552-578.

Open data and e-government – related or competing ecosystems: a paradox of open government and promise of civic engagement in Estonia


Published: Jan 01, 2019 by Information Technology for Development, 25(3), pp.552-578.
Authors: Maxat Kassen

Are open data and open government two different competing ecosystems? Asking such a question to many practitioners and researchers could seem unusual and intriguing as these two phenomena are often regarded as related to each other. Yet as an atypical case of such a truly ubiquitous digital state as Estonia demonstrates it is not always a case.

Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 31(3-4), pp.314-343.

Understanding foreign policy strategies of Kazakhstan: a case study of the landlocked and transcontinental country


Published: Nov 15, 2018 by Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 31(3-4), pp.314-343.
Authors: Maxat Kassen

Examining Kazakhstan’s foreign policy through the lens of its position as the largest landlocked, and transcontinental, country in the world, the paper presents a multidimensional analysis of the unique soft power strategy adopted recently by this nation in promoting its various international initiatives in its region.

Aslib Journal of Information Management, 70(5), pp.518-537

Adopting and managing open data: stakeholder perspectives, challenges and policy recommendations


Published: Sep 17, 2018 by Aslib Journal of Information Management, 70(5), pp.518-537
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science, Communications Studies

The purpose of this paper is to study a multi-institutional and multi-layer nature of open data-driven communication processes that provide a collaborative platform to meet the interests of various stakeholders in advancing public sector innovations, namely, government agents, citizens, independent developers, non-governmental organizations, mass media and businesses alike and understand an important role of mutually beneficial public–private partnerships in the area.

Knowledge Management Research & Practice 16(3), pp.327-342

Open data and its intermediaries: a cross-country perspective on participatory movement among independent developers


Published: May 14, 2018 by Knowledge Management Research & Practice 16(3), pp.327-342
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The growing collaborative trends among local enthusiasts, coders, computer experts and even technically savvy citizens around open data phenomena, whose obscure yet, as it turned out, really important proxy support plays a crucial role in launching such data-driven initiatives, is one of the areas of study that is ripe for investigation.

Canadian Public Administration, 61(1), pp.109–129

Open data and its institutional ecosystems: A comparative cross‐jurisdictional analysis of open data platforms


Published: Mar 05, 2018 by Canadian Public Administration, 61(1), pp.109–129
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

This research note explores consistent patterns in the development of open data phenomena in various institutional contexts. The research is based on cross-jurisdictional analysis of open data platforms promoted today in more than 30 countries at local, sub-national, national and supranational levels. Key findings suggest that, institutionally, the instrumentation of the concept is a highly context-dependable undertaking.

Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 20(4), pp.236-275

Understanding transparency of government from a Nordic perspective: open government and open data movement as a multidimensional collaborative phenomenon in Sweden


Published: Nov 21, 2017 by Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 20(4), pp.236-275
Authors: Maxat Kassen

This article is presented as a policy review of the open data movement in Sweden through the prism of its traditional inclination toward philosophy of open government, open economy, open source software, open science, and even pirate politics. The research analyzes various political and socioeconomic backgrounds of the phenomena, demonstrating how its fundamental pillars such as civic engagement, direct participation and public-private partnerships are exactly promoted within one given society.

International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 13(2), pp.18-46

E-Government Politics as a Networking Phenomenon: Applying a Multidimensional Approach


Published: Jul 07, 2017 by International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 13(2), pp.18-46
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The key purpose of the article is not to update a state-of-the-art in e-government but rather an attempt to synthesize and systematize all available institutional perspectives on the development of this truly multidimensional networking phenomenon equally from stakeholder, cross-institutional and cross-country perspectives.

Information Technology & People, 30(2), pp.301-323

Open data in Kazakhstan: incentives, implementation and challenges


Published: Apr 21, 2017 by Information Technology & People, 30(2), pp.301-323
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the promising potential of open data in Kazakhstan to boost public sector innovations and trace the emergence of the related civic engagement initiatives in order to understand how it affects the democratization of political communication processes in a typical developing country.

Information Development, 30(1), pp. 51-58.

Globalization of e-government: open government as a global agenda; benefits, limitations and ways forward


Published: Jan 30, 2014 by Information Development, 30(1), pp. 51-58.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

This article claims to be both a review of international collaborative efforts in promotion of e-government as a universal value and an agenda-setting paper. The author argues that the e-government agenda in the international arena suffers from its overgeneralization as a tool to achieve better governance, which does not take into account heterogeneous political and institutional environments in different countries.

Government Information Quarterly, 30 (4), pp.508–513.

A promising phenomenon of open data: a case study of the Chicago open data project


Published: Aug 28, 2013 by Government Information Quarterly, 30 (4), pp.508–513.
Authors: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science

This article presents a case study of the open data project in the Chicago area. The main purpose of the research is to explore empowering potential of an open data phenomenon at the local level as a platform useful for promotion of civic engagement projects and provide a framework for future research and hypothesis testing.

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Dr. Maxat KASSEN received a prestigious Leader of Science Award 2020 from Clarivate (USA)

By: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Political Science, Politics & International Relations

Dr. Maxat Kassen, Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University, has recently received a prestigious Leader of Science - Web of Science Award 2020 from Clarivate for his achievements in scientific research. Clarivate, which main headquarters are based in Philadelphia (United States), is a globally renowned aggregator of scientific information that indexes such famous and highly prestigious databases of scientific citation, research and impact factor publications as Web of Science and ScholarOne among others.

Every year Clarivate presents the Web of Science Award “Leader of Science” around the world to educational establishments, research institutions, scientific journals, and individual scholars, whose contribution to the development of higher education and scientific research is the most impactful and meaningful. This award is often referred to as one of the most prestigious in global and regional academic communities and the number of awardees in any year never exceeded 500 worldwide.

In this regard, this year Maxat Kassen has won a prestigious Leader of Science - Web of Science Award 2020 in the category “Publication Leader in Social Sciences”.

Dr. Maxat KASSEN participated as a panel chair in the 2019 APSA meeting (Washington DC, USA)

By: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Political Science, Politics & International Relations

On August 29 – September 1, 2019, Maxat KASSEN, Assistant Professor of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, participated in the annual symposium as a chair of the panel in the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC (USA). More than 5 thousand political scientists from such world-famous universities as Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Chicago, California, Cambridge, New York and other universities and research centers from all over the world took part in this prestigious international scientific meeting.

The annual congress of the American Political Science Association is a global political platform to discuss the current trends in politics and share the best experiences/methodologies in research and teaching in various fields and areas of political sciences, public affairs, public administration and international relations.

As part of the association’s work, an international scientific symposium is held annually at the end of August – early September, which brings together prominent scientists from more than 80 countries around the world to discuss various issues of political science development in general and public policy and public administration in all its manifestations, in particular.

In July 2019, Maxat KASSEN received an invitation from the organizers of the conference to take part in this representative political and scientific forum and act with three participating roles as a chairman, presenter and discussant/expert in three separate panels in the field of public policy and public administration (DIVISION 24: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION).

On August 29th, 2019, Maxat KASSEN participated with two roles, first, as a discussant/expert in the panel titled “Making Use of the Market: Government Contracts and Outsourcing” and then as a presenter in the panel titled “Bureaucratic Effectiveness in Comparative Context”. The title of the paper that he presented in the second panel was “Open data as a collaborative trend: understanding peer-to-peer interactions”.

On September 1st, 2019 he participated in the conference with one more role, now as the chair of the panel titled “Experimental Research and Behavioral Public Administration” (please see the truncated conference program here).
In addition, during the conference, Maxat KASSEN participated in the APSA Business Meeting as a member to discuss the current work of the association and the latest trends in the field as well as vote for new agendas for the upcoming year. At the event, he met APSA current president Professor Rogers Smith and Association’s Executive Director Professor Steven Smith. The event itself was intrinsically designed for political scientists who rely on rich empirical evidences and resort to various methods of investigation in analyzing political decision making in public administration and public policy.

The scientific panel on experimental research and behavioral public administration, at which Maxat KASSEN acted as a chairman, was devoted to the study of administrative behavior, including through the prism of quasi-natural experiment, survey experiment and laboratory experiment in trying to understand how decision makings are made in various institutional and cross-country perspectives and shed lights on the behavioral aspects of representative bureaucracy. Prominent scientists from the United States, Germany, China, the Netherlands, Japan and many other countries, in particular from such prestigious universities and research centers as Rutgers, California, Georgia, Indiana, Pittsburg, State University of New York, University of Konstanz, University of Oldenburg, Tsinghua University, Leiden and many other universities, took part in the work of the abovementioned panels and also in the extensive scientific discussion that followed.

Also, Professor Maxat KASSEN attended the book exhibition that was held at the conference main hall and where his recently published book titled “Open Data Politics” was exhibited for visitors by such a prestigious English-speaking and internationally recognized academic publishing house as Springer in their booth (please see the link to the book).

Dr Maxat KASSEN took part as a panel chair in the 2019 MPSA (Chicago, USA)

By: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Political Science, Politics & International Relations

On April 3-7 2019, Professor of the Eurasian Humanities Institute Maxat KASSEN took part in the annual symposium as chairman of the panel in the American Midwest Political Science Association in the city of Chicago, Illinois (USA). More than 7 thousand political scientists from such world-famous universities as Harvard, California, Cambridge, Oxford, Chicago, New York Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other universities and research centers from all over the world participated in this prestigious international scientific forum.

The annual congress of the political sciences association is a global political platform to discuss promising directions and share experience in the development of political technologies in various fields and areas of public affairs. As part of the association’s work, an international scientific symposium is held annually at the beginning of April, which brings together eminent scientists from more than 100 countries around the world to discuss various issues of political science development in general and public policy, in particular, in all its manifestations.

In March 2019, Maxat KASSEN received an invitation from the organizers of the conference to take part in this representative political and scientific forum and act as chairman and expert in the field of comparative political science (see the conference program here).

The event itself was intrinsically designed for political scientists who study the approbation and practical application of various methods in analyzing political information and political decision-making technologies in public administration through the prism of a comparative scientific approach. The scientific panel on “Comparing policy outputs”, at which Prof. Maxat Kassen acted as a chairman and expert on comparative policy, was devoted to the study of current and future trends in applying modern technologies in decision making and analysis of the results of specific actions in public policy in a comparative manner.

Prominent scientists from the United States, Canada, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and many other countries, in particular from such prestigious universities and research centers like Michigan, Columbia, Colorado and many other universities, took part in the work of the panel and also in the extensive scientific discussion that followed.

Also within the framework of the scientific visit of our scientist to the United States, Professor Maxat KASSEN met with faculty members, doctoral and graduates students in the University of Chicago, University of Illinois as well as scientists from the Northwestern University (the City of Evanston, Illinois).

At the meeting, Prof. Maxat KASSEN discussed with his American colleagues the prospects for scientific cooperation in the field of comparative policy in various areas of political science, in particular, in analyzing the results of scientifically-based political decision-making processes in domestic and foreign policy in various countries of the world. The potential initiation of mutually beneficial research projects and memorandums of understanding in this area was also negotiated.

The University of Chicago is a private research and tertiary education institute in Chicago, which was founded in 1890 by the American billionaire John Rockefeller. The university is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world. The Chiago University Press is the largest university publisher in the United States. By numbers of the Nobel Prize Laureates amongs its professors, this university is ranked fourth in the world, since of its employees and graduates, 89 were were awarded with this prestigious international prize. In 2019, the University of Chicago took 9th position in the world, according to the QS international academic ranking of universities. It was at this university that the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, taught for many years before joining big politics. In total, he worked at this university in various teaching and professorial positions from 1991 to 2004.

The University of Illinois is one of the largest public universities in the world. In total more than 80 thousand students study at this institution, and more than 2.5 thousand teachers work there, of which 11 are Nobel laureates. In 2019, the University of Illinois took the 28th position in the QS global academic ranking of universities.

Northwestern University is a private research university located in Evanston, the State of Illinois. According to many international rakings, it is in the list of the top 20 best universities in the world. Being founded in 1851, it is one of the oldest universities in Illinois. Among those who studied, taught or engaged in research activities in the university, one can find the holders of 19 Nobel Prizes and 38 winners of the Pulitzer Prize.

In addition, on April 4, 2019, Professor Maxat KASSEN was invited to deliver an official speech at the headquarters of the Fulbright Association in Chicago, where he presented the results of his scientific achievements as one of the graduates of this program. Also at this meeting he presented his book titled “Open Data Politics”. This monograph has been recently published in such a prestigious English-speaking and internationally recognized academic publishing house as Springer (Switzerland). Professors, doctoral students, graduates of this educational program from the United States and other countries of the world, as well as heads of a number of American universities were invited to this event. After the meeting, he held some interview sessions with representatives of local media who cover issues of political events in the United States and abroad.


Maxat KASSEN’s articles (in international journals with high impact factor):

 If you are interested in this research topic, by clicking on the hyperlinks below you can read other publications by political scientist Maxat KASSEN in this scientific and other related areas over the past two decades, including articles in English that have been published in more than 20 prestigious international academic journals with high impact factor (according to the Web of Science and Scopus global science citation indices):


Maxat KASSEN’s books:

Also, via the links below, you can purchase scientific books by the author, which were published in English in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland in such globally renowned academic publishing houses as: Rowman & Littlefield (New York), Routledge (London) and Springer (Geneva):

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Biographical information:

Maxat KASSEN is a political analyst, professor of political science at the Eurasian Humanities Institute (Astana, Kazakhstan). He is a graduate of of the Academy of Public Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is also a graduate of the Fulbright Scholarship (Washington, DC). In 2011-2012, he completed an internship at the University of Illinois (Chicago, USA) and a research institute at the University of Oxford in 2011 (United Kingdom). Over the past two decades, he lectured on political science disiplines at a number of prestigious foreign and domestic universities and research institutes, including the University of Massachusetts (Boston, USA), the University of Woodbury (Los Angeles, USA), the US Electronic Government Center (Amherst, Massachusetts, USA) and many other universities. Also before that, he worked in various positions in government agencies, national companies and United Nations structures. In 2003-2004, he headed the foreign information service in the Kazakh National Information Agency – Kazinform.

Dr Maxat KASSEN is the author of more than 50 scientific papers that study the phenomena of government information and digital politics, e-government, political education of the younger generation and international relations, which were published in leading scientific journals in the United States, Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan, including in a number of highly reputable international peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor. He is a permanent member of the International, European and American Political Science Associations. He often participated as speaker and chairman of sections in various international scientific symposiums and forums, which in different years were organized in such cities as San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Oxford, Hannover and other places. He is also an independent external reviewer for a number of prestigious international scientific journals in political science, diplomacy and international relations with a high impact factor in such countries as the USA, Great Britain, Canada and the Netherlands. In December 2017, he was awarded the Baitursynov silver medal for a special contribution to science and training of young professionals. In November 2018, Professor Maxat KASSEN became the winner of the international scientific prize “SCOPUS AWARD 2018: Contribution to Science” for outstanding achievements in research activities on a global scale. The prestigious award was presented by such a world-famous English-speaking academic agency as Elsevier (Netherlands), which oversees the global scientific citation index of more than 2500 international journals with high impact factor, also known in the academic community as SCOPUS and Science Direct databases.

The global scientific citation index of Professor Maxat KASSEN, also known as the Hirsch index is – 7 (h-index). Click on the hyperlink to the author’s citation index on Google Scholar for more details: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XIROq0kAAAAJ&hl=en

Professor Maxat KASSEN won the prestigious Scopus Award 2018

By: Maxat Kassen
Subjects: Information Science, Other

On November 13, 2018, Professor of the Eurasian Humanities Institute Maxat KASSEN received the prestigious Scopus Award for his outstanding achievements and citation impact in scientific research. The prize is awarded annually to prominent scholars for their special contribution to the development of science in different parts of the world. This year, for the first time in the history of this country, the award ceremony was held in Kazakhstan.

The globally well-known academic publisher Elsevier (The Netherlands), which manages such universal scientific databases as Scopus and Science Direct and publishes the largest share of journals with high impact factor in the world (more than 2,500 high rank peer-reviewed journals in almost all fields), was a main organizer of this award ceremony. The key purpose of the event was to support scholars who advance science, especially promoting the international recognition of those of them who have made the greatest contribution to research in their fields and have high citation rates (h-index).

In this regard, the prestigious Scopus Award in the nomination for Contribution to Science in 2018 was given to Maxat KASSEN for high citation output of his scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Thus, the h-index itself could be regarded as a certain global mathematical indicator of the contribution made by a particular scholar to science and the recognition of his works by international academic community.

Prominent scientists, heads of all leading universities in Kazakhstan, the Directorate of the International Program Bolashak, the management of the prestigious international university rating agencies such as Times Higher Education and QS, the local media, and also the top leadership of a number of government agencies participated in the event. The Vice Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Mr Askhat Aymagambetov, Regional Director of the Elsevier Publishing House Mr Tayfun Basal, Director of Scopus Mr Kun van der Krogt and other honorary participants of the event delivered a welcoming speech at the award ceremony.

Brief bio about the 2018 Scopus Award Laureate:

Professor of Political Science Maxat KASSEN is a former Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the University of Illinois at Chicago (2011-2012) and fellow of the Annenberg Institute at University of Oxford (2011). He is the author of more than 40 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals and two monograph-books published in such globally famous scientific publishing houses as Rowman & Littlefield (New York, USA) and Routledge (London, UK). He is an independent external reviewer for a number of international scientific journals with high impact factor in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Canada and other countries.

Dr. Maxat Kassen received the Baitursynov Silver Medal for significant achievements in research and teaching

By: Maxat Kassen

In December 2017, Dr. Maxat Kassen received the Baitursynov Silver Medal for significant achievements in scientific research and excellence in teaching students. The award was given by the Association of Institutions of Higher Education (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

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Dr Maxat KASSEN won the prestigious Scopus Award 2018

Published: Nov 13, 2018

On November 13, 2018, Professor of Eurasian Humanities Institute Maxat KASSEN received the prestigious Scopus Award for his outstanding achievements and citation impact in scientific research. The prize is awarded annually by such globally well-known academic publisher as Elsevier to prominent scholars for their special contribution to the development of science in different parts of the world.