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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS A WORTHY CHOICE!


Abai KazNPU, founded in 1928, is the country`s leading higher education institution, training teachers and academics for almost all sectors of the economy. High quality education, a worthy place among the best universities of the republic and the first place in the ranking of pedagogical universities allow us to set and solve the most important tasks of preparing highly qualified specialists who are able to find their place in the labor market. Many of them will determine Kazakhstan`s future development strategy and represent it on the world stage.

 

The main task is to train new-format, competitive, progressively thinking, creative and innovative teachers for themselves and society. One of the recognised methods to assess the quality of educational services provided by HEIs is institutional and specialised (programme) accreditation and international relations.

One of the recognized methods of quality assessment provided by the university educational services are institutional and specialized (program) accreditation. The University cooperates with foreign (ASIIN, Germany, ACGUIN (Germany), and with Kazakhstan accreditation bodies (IAAR , IQAA).


In the period from 2012-2016, ASIIN and ACGUIN accredited 21 educational undergraduate and graduate programs of pedagogical profile. 40 educational programs have been accredited by Kazakhstan`s accreditation agencies; 18 of which in the IAAR and 22 in the IQAA.

At the beginning of the academic year 2019/2020, at Abai KazNPU, 61 educational programs (31 bachelor`s, 24 master`s and 6 doctoral programs) were accredited. Institutional accreditation of the university was carried out by IQAA in 2019. The period of validity is until 2024.

 

The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating 2020 ranked Abai KazNPU among the top four universities in the country. Our university ranked first among the pedagogical universities. In the institutional ranking of universities in the areas of Bachelor`s degree programs by the final indicators (24345) also took first place among universities in Kazakhstan.


Abai KazNPUannually improves its position among the leading universities of the world. According to the results of QS World University Rankings-2022, it ranks #551-560. (2021 - #601-650, 2020 - #561-570). Among the higher education institutions in the country, it ranks fifth. In the international QS EECA-2022 (Emerging Europe & Central Asia) ranking the university was ranked 70th out of 450 institutions of higher education in the region in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Abai University is ranked in the top 1000 in the global RankPro Worldwide Professional University Rankings with 917th position out of 2425 institutions of higher learning registered in the world. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 Abai University for the first time entered the top hundred universities of the world by subject ranking - 62nd place in Education and Training in Social Sciences and Management category with 71.6 points. This score is the best among both Kazakhstani and Central Asian universities represented in this category. In addition, the university for the first time entered the industry rating «Arts and Humanities», taking 297th place with a total score of 64.5. In this category, the specialty «Linguistics» ranks 201-250 in the world (among higher education institutions of Kazakhstan 3rd place).

 

In 2022, Abai KazNPU for the first time took part in the authoritative international ranking QS Stars Rating System and was awarded a high score of «4 stars» out of five possible, with 752 points out of 1000.

 

According to the IQAA rating in the national ranking of the best pedagogical universities of the country  Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University took first place with a final score of 98.71%. According to the results in the IQAA ranking, the official website of the university took an honorable fifth place among 101 higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan, in the category of pedagogical universities of the country - first place. In 2018, the website of Abai KazNPU ranked among the top ten university websites (in 2018 - 9th place, in 2016 - 26th, in 2014 - 20th, in 2013 - 25th place).

 

According to the Development Strategy for 2022-2025, eight main directions and strategic indicators are defined, in order to achieve which it is supposed to increase the proportion of full-time teaching staff involved in scientific research to 33%, the number of teaching staff by publications in international journals indexed in Web of Science and Scopus to 20%, the share of master and doctoral studies to 15%, the number of joint international research to 7, the number of foreign students to 5%, the number of foreign faculty to 10, the number of double-degree educational programs to 10.

 

Today, international cooperation is becoming increasingly important. Abai KazNPU is a collective member of three prestigious international organisations. It has concluded 139 agreements with universities in 29 countries, including 12 agreements with universities included in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (The Academic Ranking of World Universities). Among them are the following partner universities: QS WUR Top 500: University of California in Los Angeles - 40; University of Tsukuba - 285; National Research University Higher School of Economics - 305; University of Milan - 316; RUDN - 317; Tianjin Polytechnic University - 334; Kazan Federal University - 347; Urals Federal University named after Ural Federal University with the highest ranking in the world (1997). Yeltsin Ural Federal University - 351; Vilnius University - 400; Czech Technical University in Prague - 403; Leipzig University - 447; University of Granada - 492; etc.

 

One of the objectives of a modern higher education institution is to develop internationalization in all fields of activities: educational, scientific and extracurricular. Within the framework of this programme, one of the components of which is the involvement of foreign students, foreign nationals and stateless persons are accepted in the order established by the RK legislation on a contractual basis, as well as through international treaties ratified in RK.

Motivation for the teaching staff and university staff are the results of competitions and scholarships in various international educational organisations. Mobility of teaching staff and university staff is implemented through short-term seminars, educational modules, international programs Tempus, Erasmus+, the grant «Best Teacher», etc.

 

The number of faculty and staff, who went abroad on business trips (participation in seminars, forums, etc.) in 2021-2022 academic year was 27 people, including: giving lectures - 2, research internships - 5, participation in conferences, symposia and research projects - 20. In 2021-2022 academic year, 14 teachers of the University had an internship program «Bolashak».


One of the cultural and educational initiatives of the university is to popularize the cultural heritage of the great Kazakh thinker Abay Kunanbayev. Abai KazNPU initiated the opening of 6 international educational centers named after Abaiv in a number of countries: at the Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk, (Poland); The Abay Center at Ili Pedagogical University (PRC); Center of Culture and Science named after Abai in Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University (Vietnam); The Abay Center of the Kazakh Language and Culture at the University of Erzincan (Turkey). The Abai Center of Culture and Science at the Hanoi National Pedagogical University (Vietnam); Abai Kazakh-Russian Center of Science and Culture at Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia). Their mission is to popularize the heritage of Abay Kunanbayev, to conduct various seminars, exercises in regional studies, culture and history of Kazakhstan. The activity of the Abai centers contributes to the integration into the international scientific and educational space, the implementation of the image policy and the promotion of Abai KazNPU abroad.

Educational and scientific work of the students is organized in the 7 institutes: Pedagogy and Psychology, Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Philology and Multilingual Education, Arts, Culture and Sport, Natural Sciences and Geography, History and Law, Sorbonne-Kazakhstan.

 

A Faculty for Foreign Citizens and Pre-university Training (Foundation) has been established to organize pre-university education and to educate young people with a strong motivation to become teachers. Educational activities are currently conducted under 217 educational programs of higher and postgraduate education, including 95 bachelor`s programs; 79 master`s programs; and 43 doctoral programs.

 

Educational work at the university is carried out according to the «Mentoring System» instead of traditional supervision. The peculiarity of this system is the participation of the entire teaching staff and staff in educating students, which ensures 100% coverage of students. Each teacher and employee is a mentor to 5 students during the entire period of study. The result of the current mentoring system is that in the past five years no student has committed any crimes.

The university has a modern material and technical base. The educational process is conducted in 12 academic buildings with a total area of 55 thousand square meters: 24 computer classes, 15 - language laboratories, 45 - training and scientific laboratories, 44- workshops, 38- interactive audiences.

The reading rooms of the university library work not only in educational buildings, but also in student dormitories. The library fund is more than 1 700 000 copies. It concentrates textbooks, teaching aids, monographs, wonderful examples of fiction. The library also concentrates the richest fund of world fiction and rare editions of the 18th - early 20th centuries, in foreign languages.

The area of sports facilities is more than 100 thousand m2. At the students` disposal, there are sports and gyms, a football field, and running tracks of the Spartak sports complex for active recreation and a healthy lifestyle. The university has a health center for the provision of preventive and emergency medical care. According to the results of the annual comprehensive medical examinations, the overall incidence rate of students at Abai KazNPU currently has a tendency to decrease. An important issue is the organization of student meals, which is on a special and constant control. In the academic buildings, there are canteens and buffets with a total area of about a thousand square meters. Today on the balance of the university there are 5 comfortable dormitories with a total area of more than 17 thousand square meters, with access to Wi-Fi.

We train teachers for the 21st century using the most advanced methods and programs. Our graduates are professionals ready to anticipate the rapidly changing interests of today`s students.

 

 

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