In memory of Jeenbek Kulenbekov
September 23, 2022
On September 23, 2022, at the age of 56, as a result of a long illness, our colleague Dr. Zheenbek Kulenbekov passed away. Zheenbek Kulenbekov was the Chair of the Applied Geology Department, as well as Environmental Sustainability and Climatology Department at the American University in Central Asia.
He started his work at AUCA in 2013 as the head of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Development program. Zheenbek Kulenbekov made a great contribution to the development of the natural science division of AUCA, as well as to the opening of a completely new department of Applied Geology for AUCA. At the initiative of Zheenbek Kulenbekov , a geo-ecological laboratory equipped with modern equipment for educational and scientific purposes was organized at AUCA.
During his time at our university, he managed to perform not only his main responsibilities but also to engage in social work. From 2016-2018, he held the position of Deputy Chairman of the AUCA Expert Council on Research Grants. Zheenbek Kulenbekov was the author of many scientific articles and books.
Zheenbek Kulenbekov and his wife raised and brought up two worthy children. He was a caring father, a loving husband, and a wonderful grandfather.
In the memory of his colleagues, Zheenbek Kulenbekov will forever remain a talented scientist, a sympathetic, benevolent person, and a wise leader.
With deep sorrow, we express our condolences to his family and friends.
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