Central Asian Research and Education Network(CAREN) (Kyrgyzstan)
Prof. Askar KUTANOV is the Regional Coordinator for EC Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN) Project, and he actively promotes regional and international collaboration for Central Asian NRENs. He is Academician of the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences. He has background in physics, and got Doctor of technical sciences degree in the field of Optical Information Processing in 1992. Askar Kutanov was research fellow and invited professor at Osaka University, Japan from 1993 to 1996. He worked as President-rector of the Academy of Management under the President of Kyrgyz Republic in 1997-2004 and was representative of Kyrgyz Republic to NATO Science for Peace and Security Committee. He got State award of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of science and technology for research & education networking development in 2004, and awarded by Certificate from NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy in recognition and appreciation for his invaluable contribution to the success of NATO Virtual Silk Highway Project (2001-2009) for Central Asia and Caucasus regions.