M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University (SKU), Kazakhstan

Organisation name & acronym: M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University (SKU), Kazakhstan
Role: Partner Institution
Website: www.ukgu.kz
Address: 160012, Kazakhstan, Shymkent City, Tauke khan avenue, 5
First contact person: Arida Turymshayeva
First contact person (mail): sksu.icc.2015@gmail.com

M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University (Auezov University) is the largest multiple-discipline university of the Republic of  Kazakhstan, scientific, educational, intellectual, cultural center of the region.  The university trains specialists for all sectors of the economy, science and culture of  the region, republic and world space.

In 2019 SKU entered the TOP 450+ of the world ranking of the best universities in the QS World University Rankings and took 491 positions among 1233 universities in the world.  The University consistently occupies leading positions in national institutional ratings: 3rd place in the National Institutional Rating of the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IAQAE).

The university has passed the institutional and specialized accreditation of 142 educational programs in IAQAE.  11 programs are accredited by ASIIN agency.  4 educational programs have European quality marks Eurobachelor, 2 programs – Euro-Inf, 6 programs – Euro – Ace.

Personnel training at the university is carried out according to 135 educational programs of bachelor’s degree, 143 –master program and 19 –PhD program. 

The main human resources of the university are its scientific and pedagogical personnel, their creative potential and innovative activity.  Currently, the university employs 3661 employees, including 1636 teachers, including 117 doctors of science, 527 candidates of science and 53 doctors of PhD, 13 academicians and 13 corresponding members of various academies.

The university is widely introducing multilingual education, in English are implemented: 6 educational programs of bachelor’s degree (Processing of mineral and technogenic raw materials, Biology, Informatics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computing technology and software) and 4 master’s programs (Physics, Chemistry, Informatics,  Biotechnology).

SKU is active in the internationalization of education and research.  Currently, 179 treaties and agreements on international cooperation have been concluded, of which 29 universities are strategic partners from countries of the far and near abroad.

In partnership with leading foreign universities included in the TOP 500 world rankings, 21 joint educational programs are being implemented with the issuance of double  diplomas.

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