Rector of Bolashak Academy since July 5, 2013, Candidate of Philosophy, Professor, Academician of the International Economic Academy of Eurasia, Academician of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Kazakhstan.
All work activities are related to science and pedagogy.
K.N. Menlibayev’s native land is Novotroitskoye village, Shu District, Zhambyl region. He graduated from M. Auyezov Kazakh Secondary School in 1971, and immediately after that he was called up to serve in the Armed Forces of the USSR.
K. Menlibayev’s labour activity started immediately after his return from the army. The first work and skills of pedagogical activity were connected with coaching work in the Children’s and Youth Sports School of Zhambyl region. Then there was study in Karaganda Institute of Physical Education (later Karaganda Pedagogical Institute) and work at the swimming department and the State Technical University of Zhambyl region.
From 1992 to 1995, K. Menlibayev, combining pedagogical work with scientific activity, passed scientific training in the Department of Theory and Practice of Interethnic Relations of the Center of Sociology and International Relations at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1995, Kuralbay Menlibayev defended his thesis on “The Role of National Traditions in Patriotic Upbringing (based on the materials of concrete-sociological researches of the youth of the Republic of Kazakhstan)” on academic programme 09.00.02 – “Philosophy of Human and Society”.
While working in the university, Kuralbay Menlibayev went through all steps of the career ladder, starting from the position of an ordinary teacher, then senior lecturer, associate professor, head of department, dean of the faculty, vice-rector and currently rector of the university.
Since 1983, K.N. Menlibayev has held administrative management positions:
1983-1989 – Head of the Department of Swimming and RWD;
1989-1995 – Dean of Faculty of Initial Military Training of Karaganda Pedagogical Institute;
1995-2004 – Dean of the Faculty of Social Work and Defectology of Karaganda Pedagogical Institute and later of Buketov Karaganda State University (after the merger of universities). At the same time with administrative work K. Menlibayev K.N. held the positions of associate professor (1996-2001) and professor (2001-2004) of Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Buketov KSU.
2004-2009 – Vice-Rector of the Educational and Methodical Association of Buketov Karaganda State University.
K. Menlibayev has been working at Bolashak Academy since 2009 (till 2015 – at Karaganda Bolashak University). Since then, he has been combining the work of Vice-rector for Research and Head of the Department of Political Science and General Education for five years until 2013. In July 2013, K. Menlibayev was appointed Rector of the institution.
Menlibayev Kuralbay Nesipbekovich has been engaged in scientific and pedagogical work for almost 40 years. He occupies an authoritative place among domestic and foreign scientists, actively encourages the research work of young people, motivating students to achieve productive results demanded by the political and economic reforms in the country. Many students of K. Menlibayev are marked by diplomas and diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
–“Ult dástúrі – qazyna”,
– “Problems of vocational training and patriotic education of young people.”
– Monitoring of physical development and physical preparedness of pre-induction age students.
A number of works have also been published with the stamp (recommendation) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
– Social work: theory and technology,
–“Jastarmen júrgіzіletіn áleýmettіk jumys”,
– Social and pedagogical aspects of the inter-ethnic adaptation of young people
– The role of national traditions in the formation and development of patriotism.
In February 2014, K. Menlibayev was elected a full member of the International Economic Academy of Eurasia.
In November 2016, he was elected a full member (academician) of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Kazakhstan.
K. Menlibayev made a significant personal contribution to the formation and development of academic programmes “Social Work”, “Social Pedagogy” and “Initial Military Training” in Kazakhstan.
Under his direct supervision, the State Educational Standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan were developed for the academic programmes “Social Work” (1997, 2001, 2004, 2006), “Social Pedagogy” (1997, 2001) and “Initial Military Training”; co-authored by the State Educational Standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the specialties “Initial Military Training” (2006) and “Pedagogy and Methodology of Initial Training” (2008).
Throughout all the years, Rector K. Menlibayev has been constantly engaged in professional development. He has been repeatedly trained by the Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance of Education (NKACCO) and went abroad to study (2010-2011 – Turkey, 2013 – India, 2016 – China and Russia).
Menlibayev Kuralbay Nesipbekovich has been repeatedly noted by the state authorities for his success in training and education of young people and for his long-term work in the higher education system:
– In 1989, winner of the socialist competition and placed on the Honor Board of Karaganda region; – Awarded the badge “Excellent Worker of Civil Defense of the USSR”;
– Awarded Letter of Gratitude of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
– Awarded the badge “Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2002);
– Awarded with Certificates of Merit by the Mayors of Karaganda Region and Karaganda;
– Awarded the anniversary medal “25 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. (2016).
Motto: ‘Can’t imagine being without students’