NATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS A WORTHY CHOICE!
Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, founded in 1928, is now one of the leading universities in the country and one of the centers of national pedagogical science and culture.
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 become those who will determine the further development strategy of Kazakhstan, write its further history and represent the republic in the world community. Being at the forefront of scientific knowledge, having a great historical and cultural heritage, the university strengthens the status of Kazakhstan education in the world educational space.
Today Abai KazNPU is a diversified center for the training of scientific, scientific and pedagogical staff and specialists in the field of pedagogical education, economics and business, jurisprudence and international relations, social and political sciences. The main task of the University is the qualitative training of teachers of new formation, competitive, progressive thinking, with creative and constructive attitude to themselves and society.
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).
40 educational programmes have been accredited by Kazakhstan`s accreditation agencies; 18 of which in the IAAR and 16 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.
In the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings-2021, Abai KazNPU has improved its position: in last year`s ranking it was ranked 105th, now it is ranked 82nd.
In the ranking of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Ranking 2020, Abai KazNPU was ranked among the top four higher education institutions in the country. Among the pedagogical universities, our university took first place.
In the institutional ranking of universities in the directions of educational programs of the bachelor`s degree in the final indicators (24345) also took first place among the higher education institutions of Kazakhstan.
According to the Strategic Development Plan of Abai KazNPU until 2025 and the implementation of the MES RK project «Development of an educational hub in Central Asia and modernization of science», the main goal is to make the university international in spirit and composition, for which it is necessary: to increase the number of students and teachers in English up to 30% of the total number of teaching staff and students, the number of contracts with universities from the TOP-500 - up to 25; the contingent of students under the academic mobility program - up to 6.5%; to implement double degree educational programs.
Today international cooperation is becoming more and more important in the activity of the university. Abai KazNPU is a collective member of 11 prestigious international organizations. It has concluded 160 agreements with universities in 33 countries, including 15 agreements with those in the TOP 500 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Among them are such partner universities: Cambridge University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Sussex, Beijing United University, Sorbonne Paris Cité University and others.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 406 foreign students from China, South Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Congo, Nigeria and the CIS countries study at KazNPU, which is 3.9% of the total contingent. Their successful adaptation to the educational space is largely determined by the socio-cultural conditions and internal factors of the educational environment, the organization of psychological and pedagogical support. To this end, the University has established the Center for Adaptation and Support of Foreign Students «International students`council office», the institutes (faculty) have a curator system, a program of volunteers from among foreign students of Kazakhstani universities and Kazakhstani students studying in foreign universities is being introduced.
As part of the program of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for attracting foreign specialists, 35 universities participated in lecturing: 2 universities from the USA (7%), 11 universities of Europe (31%), from Asia (11-31%); from Russia - 11 (31%).
The motivation for the teaching staff and staff of the university are the results of passing competitions and obtaining scholarships in various international educational organizations. The mobility of teaching staff and staff at the university is implemented through short-term seminars, educational modules, international programs Tempus, Erasmus+, the grant Best Teacher, etc.
The number of teachers and staff traveling abroad (participation in seminars, forums, etc.) in the 2018-2019 academic year was 111 people, of which: 6 lectures, scientific internships - 47, professional development - 28, participation in scientific and practical conferences - 30. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 university teachers conduct classes in English, 18 of them, trained under the Bolashak program.
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 5 international educational centers named after Abai - in China, Vietnam, Turkey, Russia:
The mission of cultural and educational centers 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.
An important event in the life of the University was the opening of the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute - a branch of the Sorbonne-Paris University, which has over 800 years of history.
Educational activity at Abai KazNPU is conducted on 280 programs of higher and postgraduate education, including in the following specialties: Baccalaureate 131; magistracy - 93; doctoral studies - 56.
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.
One of the tasks of a modern high school is the development of internationalization in all areas of activity: educational, scientific, extracurricular.
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.
Psychological Service Office was opened to provide consultative and corrective work among the students.
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.
Abai KazNPU in 2025: The leader of teacher education in the CIS! Our corporate culture and infrastructure encourage students to reach their full potential.
Transforming the results of advanced research in the field of pedagogy, teaching methods and teaching technologies into the best educational programs, the University enhances the prestige of the teaching profession and becomes a powerful driver for the development of the country.
Based on the most advanced techniques and programs we are preparing teachers of the XXI century! Our graduates are professionals who are ready to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of modern students.
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