Beknazarov Rakhym Agibayevich Education: Higher education. Position: Pro-rector for Scientific and Innovative work and International Relations of K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University.
Academic degree, academic status: professor of "History and Regional Studies" department of K. Zhubanov ARSU, Doctor of Historical Sciences, associate professor.
In 1993 Beknazarov Rakhym Agibayevich graduated from History faculty of K. Zhubanov Aktobe Teacher Training Institute, having received profession of the teacher of History, Social Science and State Law. He started work as a lecturer at the History faculty.
In 1994 he took the full-time postgraduate study at Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology of NAS RK in Almaty. In 1999 he defended the dissertation on the topic: "Traditional stone-cutting art of the Kazakhs", and obtained the scientific degree of the Candidate of Historical Sciences.
From 1999 to 2003 he worked as a senior lecturer, associate professor at History faculty of K. Zhubanov State University. He took administrative positions of the deputy dean, the dean, head of the department of "Ancient and Medieval History of Kazakhstan".
Since December, 2003 he was a PhD student of the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology of Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology of MES RK in Almaty. In December, 2010 he defended the doctoral thesis "The Kazakhs of Northern Aral Sea Region of XIX – early XX centuries (a historical and ethnographic research)". He became Doctor of Historical Sciences, associate professor of HAC PK (2009).
In 2001 and 2002 he took scientific internship in the French Institute of Central Asia Research (IFEAC) in Tashkent. In 2006 he took scientific internship in Institute of Human (MSH, Diderot Program) in Paris (France) under the supervision of Professor of History Vincent Furnyo within Diderot's program.
From 2009 to 2012 he worked as the Deputy Director for Research of Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology of MES RK, the head of Academic Department of ASTTI (2013), the acting Pro-rector for Academic and Learning and Teaching Work of K. Zhubanov ARSU (2014).
More than 115 scientific articles, 2 monographs (one in co-authorship), 3 monographs as a part of group of authors have been published.
He is an expert and organizer of scientific expeditionary research in the field of traditional Kazakh ethnography, ethno-archeology, monument study, a Diaspora study in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and adjacent territories – Russia, Mongolia, and China. He is head of 1 grant project of MES RK, collaborator of 2 scientific grant projects. Since 2010 he has been an expert of JSC "National Center of the State Scientific and Technical Expertise" in scientific grant projects of MES RK. On "Kazakhstan-Aktobe" TV channel he has been hosting a popular scientific program "In a History Stream" ("Tarikh tagylymy") since 2015.
Since January, 2017 Beknazarov Rakhym Agibayevich has been the acting Pro- rector for Scientific and Innovative Work and International relations.