A well-known mathematician, Doctor of technical sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the International Academy of Engineering, National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science, technology and education, honored worker of Kazakhstan.
Mr. Zhumagulov is a prominent scientist in the field of applied and computational mathematics, in the development and application of informational technologies, mathematical modeling and methods to resolve problems of hydrodynamics and practical issues in the oil and gas industry. He is the author of over 400 scientific papers and 11 monographs published in Kazakhstan and foreign countries, 8 textbooks.
He graduated from the Kazakh State University named after S.M. Kirov where his career commenced starting from an assistant paving the way to a Professor, Chairman of department and Vice rector (1979 - 1991). He worked as the first Vice Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of the Department of Internal Policy Department under the President Administration Head of the Governmental Department of social and cultural development of the of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2001-2005).
In April 2005, the Chairman of “Otan” Party N. Nazarbayev appointed Mr. Zhumagulov as the Acting Chairman of RPP “Otan”. In 2007 he was appointed to the position of the First Deputy Chairman of “Nur Otan” PDP, elected as the Deputy and Vice Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Head of “Nur Otan” NDP fraction under the Majilis.
In April 2008, by the order of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Zhumagulov was appointed as a Rector of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.
By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan he was appointed to the position of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2010.
Mr. Zhumagulov is the First Vice-President of the International Academy of Engineering (headquartered in Moscow, Russia). In 2011 he was elected as the President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC), since 2013 he has been the Honorary President of FEIIC. Since 2012 he is the President of Mathematical Society of Kazakhstan. Throughout 2009-2011 Mr. Zhumagulov has served as the President of World Mathematical Society of Turkic countries (WMSTC), since July, 2011 he has been its Honorary President.
Mr. Zhumagulov has been awarded with the Order “Parasat”, has a number of other awards and honorary titles of conferred by Kazakhstan and international organizations.