Young Scientists of Kazakhstan
Experiences of Building an Academic Career


Аbdiraiymova G.S.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.),Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. gulmira.abdiraiymova@kaznu.kz

Biekenov K.U.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.),Prof., Department of Sociology and Social Work, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. socio.kaz_2010@mail.ru

Burkhanova D.K.

PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. dana.burkhanova@kaznu.kz

Serikzhanova S.S.

PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. sabira.serikzhanova@kaznu.kz

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250004016-0
ID of the Article: 7545


For citation:

Аbdiraiymova G.S., Biekenov K.U., Burkhanova D.K., Serikzhanova S.S. Young Scientists of Kazakhstan: Experiences of Building an Academic Career. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 2. P. 119-129




Abstract

The article presents a sociological analysis of the experienced academic career building by young scientists of Kazakhstan. Young scientists as a social and professional community play an important role in modern research and innovation systems. In general, based on a survey of personal formalized interviews and in-depth interviews a holistic view of the status and career of young scientists, an understanding of how young researchers can succeed and contribute to the development of the country’s scientific landscape, and the obstacles they face in this is presented. Particular attention is paid to the living space and values, as well as to the conditions in the context of which early-career researchers work today, such as modern challenges, risks, opportunities and motivation that determine and shape their career trajectories in Kazakhstan’s scientific space.


Keywords
early-career researchers; academic career; status; living space; values; prestige of profession

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