President of the Council of Rectors of Kazachstan since 2016, Rector of the Gumilev National University in Astana. Born in 1956, Kazakh, graduated in 1978 from the History Department of the SM. Kirov Kazakh State University.
In his career he was a consultant of the Civil Service and Personnel Department of the Office of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was appointed the rector of the Semipalatinsk State Pedagogical Institute. In 2011, by the order of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, yerlan Sydykov was appointed the rector of the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University. Full member-academician, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2015 Mr Sydykov became vice-president of Council of Rectors of Kazachstan. Author of more than 200 scientific and methodical articles, 4 teaching aids, more than 20 monographs.