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Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University is a modern, actively developing institution of higher education with decent traditions, great potential and serious plans for the future.

The university’s multi-level structure includes a bachelor's degree (65 specialties), a master's degree (30 specialties), a doctoral PhD (6 specialties). In 2018, the university obtained licenses in 13 specialties of the bachelor's degree in natural and humanitarian areas, dual specialties, and also in the specialty "General Medicine".

Today, about 7 thousand students study at the university, 271 undergraduates and 33 doctoral students are enrolled in the university. Under the program "Serpin" enrolled 1370 students. The university has a multidisciplinary college that provides training in 10 specialties. College contingent is 505 people.

For the first time in northern Kazakhstan on the basis of our university opened the faculty of general medicine. Currently, the medical faculty has two departments: the department of clinical disciplines and the department of morphology, physiology and general pathology. Enrollment of students for the 2018-2019 school year amounted to 172 bachelor's degrees, 12 of them became holders of a grant from the MES RK, 50 people — holders of a grant from Akim of the Akmola region, 12 people — grants from regional akims, 1 person — a grant from akim of Kostanay region, 12 people enrolled in an internship. To study at the Faculty of Medicine arrived 41 students from India.

The high level of training was confirmed by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (NAAR). To date, 60 educational programs of undergraduate and graduate programs have been accredited, among them educational programs of the agricultural direction: “Agricultural machinery and technology”, “Agronomy”, “Soil science and agrochemistry”, Technology of livestock production. Six educational programs (Foreign language: two foreign languages ​​(bachelor / master), Chemistry (bachelor / master), Agronomy (bachelor / master)) passed international accreditation (Germany).

The faculty of the university includes 410 teachers, among which there are 20 doctors of science, 13 Phd doctors, 92 candidates of science, 214 masters. In the target PhD-doctoral studies at universities in Kazakhstan, 14 people are studying. The owners of the state grant "The best teacher of the university" were 35 teachers.

Tolegen Muratovich, Head of the Laboratory of NMR Spectroscopy, entered the TOP of the most published scientists in Kazakhstan. Professor Khusainov Abilzhan Tokanovich awarded the badge "For merits in the development of science." Professor Abuyev Kadyrzhan Kabidenovich heads the groups of scientists for the implementation of a scientific project within the framework of the program “Ruhani zanyru”.

The status of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University involves the conduct of fundamental and applied research in various fields of science. The University implemented 17 grant research projects, 2 projects under the PPP, 4 international research projects. The implementation of 13 research projects continues. University teachers have 83 active inventions, 48 ​​articles have been published in journals with non-zero impact factor, 13 teachers have the Hirsch index.

The University implements projects under the Erasmus + program “Capacity Building in Higher Education”: EduEnvi “Increasing the Competence of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh Universities” (coordinator: University of Applied Sciences Tampere, Finland); LMPI "Undergraduate and professional master's programs for the development, administration, management and protection of computer networks in enterprises" (International University of Telematics Uninettuno, Italy); PAWER “Paving the way for interregional mobility and ensuring compliance, quality and equality of access” (University of L’Aquila, Italy); NICOPA "New and innovative course for precision farming"; KUTEL "Kazakh universities contribute to quality assurance processes in advanced training technologies" ().

In terms of the number of implemented European projects, the university is the fourth largest university in Kazakhstan.

The university actively supports the development of international cooperation. Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University works closely with 68 leading research centers and universities in 18 countries. Foreign scientists are invited to the university under the program “Attracting foreign specialists to universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan” to give lectures to students and undergraduates. According to the program “Attracting Foreign Specialists to Top Management of Universities” in 2017, specialists from St. K. Ohridsky University (Bulgaria), B. Kriviradeva and from the University of Reading (United Kingdom), David Fuschi worked as Vice Rector for Strategic Development and Vice Rector on science, innovation and commercialization. In order to implement academic mobility, university students are trained for one academic period at leading universities in Kazakhstan. Students from other Kazakhstani universities have the opportunity to study at our university. In the framework of the international exchange programs "Erasmus", "Erasmus Mundus", "DAAD", "LOGO" and other teachers and students of the university study and undergo internships at universities in the near and far abroad.

University students take part in various national scientific competitions and subject Olympiads. So, following the results of the republican competition NIRS 23 students became winners. According to the results of the republican subject Olympiad, 69 teams took prizes.

Educational work at the university is presented as a holistic and diversified integrated activity. Student organizations such as the Committee for Youth Affairs, MK Zhas Otan, the headquarters of the Alliance of Students of Kazakhstan, the charity club Zhyly Zhurek, detachments “Zhasyl El”, student councils of faculties and dormitories, the pedagogical group “Duman”, Interest clubs, etc. University students are multiple winners and prize-winners of regional, republican and international tournaments, student games for the prizes of the Akim of Akmola region, the Universiade in various sports, world championships, Europe and Asia.

The library of Sh. Ualikhanov KSU has more than 700 thousand units of scientific and educational publications. The university has its own printing house. The university newspaper “Alau” is published monthly, and an electronic version of the scientific journal “Bulletin of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University” is published twice a year.

The material and technical base of the university is annually updated and strengthened. Only in the last 3 years, 40 educational laboratories and specialized classrooms with modern high-tech equipment have been opened at the university, the Business Incubator Club has been established. Today the university has 4 educational buildings, 5 Internet cafes, 8 reading rooms, 3 museums, 29 computer classes, 28 multimedia classes, the House of Scientists, 2 student houses, 3 dormitories, a student catering center, an educational and research and industrial complex “Elite”, bath and laundry complex.

The university pays great attention to the social protection of students and staff. The university has a medical center, a dispensary "Arasan". Sh. Ualikhanov KSU has a modern sports base, which consists of 2 sports and recreation complexes, gymnasiums, basketball, volleyball, wrestling halls, rhythmic gymnastics hall, 2 sports halls, «Tulpar» sports and fitness center, located in the forest area of ​​Zerendinsky zone recreation. There are sports sections and sports and fitness groups. For employees, there are 18 departmental apartments. For invited foreign specialists, the House of Scientists is open. A new student hostel with 310 beds was put into operation.

In 2015, the university entered the European Association and the Eurasian Association of Universities.

In 2016, the University established the Supervisory Board.

In the institutional ranking of universities - 2018 “Kazakhstan 2050 - National Rating for Innovation and Academic Excellence” held by the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan’s Higher School, the university ranks 12th among multi-disciplined universities of Kazakhstan. According to the rating of educational programs, 2 specialties of the university occupy leading positions (2nd place - 5В070700 - Mining; 4th place - 5В070100 - Biotechnology).

According to the results of the National Rating of Demand for High Schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 2018, conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating, 5 undergraduate and graduate specialties took leading positions (2nd place - 5В080100 - Agronomy, 5В091200 - Restaurant and hotel business, 6М011600 - Geography, 6М080600 - Agricultural equipment and technology; 3rd place - 6M060600 - Chemistry).

The university took the 14th place in the general ranking of the TOP-20 universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating.

According to the rating of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" 4 specialties of the university occupy leading positions (1st place - 5В080800 - Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 5B091200 - Restaurant business and hotel business, 2nd place - 5B080700 - Forest resources and forestry, 3rd place - 5B010100 - Pre-school education and upbringing).