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The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Sweden visited SLU

Published: 06 November 2017
His Excellency the Ambassador and SLU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Karin Holmgren Photo Malin Planting.jpg

His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Sweden, Dr. Dastan Yeleukenov visited SLU in Uppsala on 15 September 2017 and met with officials and researchers from SLU. The aim of the visit was to discuss and explore possibilities for further collaboration between the Republic of Kazakhstan and SLU.

Group photo from left: Prof. Vadim Kessler (Head of Dep. of Molecular Sciences, SLU); Assoc. Prof. Gulaim Seisenbaeva (Dep. of Molecular Sciences, SLU); His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Dastan Yeleukenov; Prof. Karin Holmgren (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, SLU); Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Dimitriou (Deputy Director, SLU Global); Assoc. Prof. Galia Zamaratskaia (Dep. of Molecular Sciences, SLU); Ms. Zhaniya Mukhadiyeva (Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan); Dr. Emelie Zonabend König (Officer, SLU Global).
Photo: Malin Planting

SLU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Karin Holmgren welcomed His Excellency and thanked him for his interest to visit SLU, and gave an overview about SLU’s focus areas. Prof. Anders Malmer, Director of SLU Global, presented the status of international collaboration at SLU.

Several SLU researchers presented their activities in an effort to cover the broad spectrum of SLU’s research and innovation areas, providing information about ongoing co-operation with the Republic of Kazakhstan and opening the discussion on future collaboration. His Excellency provided contacts to universities and institutes in the Republic of Kazakhstan, relevant to SLU, and stated that he will actively encourage collaboration with SLU in research, but also in education and capacity development. Read more about the speakers and the topics in the programme (PDF). 


SLU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Karin Holmgren receives a gift, a ceramic painting of a deer, from His Excellency the Ambassador. Photo: Malin Planting

The visit of His Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dr. Dastan Yeleukenov ended with a tour at the Department of Molecular Sciences at the Biocentrum where His Excellency was introduced to the laboratory facilities and showed a genuine interest on the facilities and the research possibilities offered at the Department.

Visit to the laboratory facilities at the Department of Molecular Sciences at Biocentrum. Photos: Emelie Zonabend König


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