Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country largely located in Central Asia with the most western parts of it being located in Eastern Europe. It is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest country in the world. Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources. Kazakhstan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan has an estimated 18.3 million people as of 2018.
Top Universities of Kazakhstan are:
• Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)
• Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
• South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (SKMA)
Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the leading institution of the system of higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was the first to pass the state certification and which has justified its right to realize academic activity on all specialties and at all levels. The University has an enormous educational, scientific, spiritually educational, innovative, and production potential which is aimed at the training of specialists of the highest qualification, further integration into the global educational space, development of fundamental and applied research, their implementation into production. Today al-Farabi KazNU offers you a wide range of specialties. The university consists of 16 functioning faculties, 67 departments, 32 scientific research institutes and centers, a techno-park; more than 2000 professors, doctors, scientific candidates and Ph.D.’s, more than 100 academicians of the largest academies, more than 40 honored figures of the Republic of Kazakhstan, about 40 laureates of State and nominal awards of RK and 40 laureates of the young scientists’ awards, 47 fellows of state scientific fellowships. More than 18000 students and masters at the multilevel system of higher professional education study in the university. We cooperate with 418 largest international universities of the world on the realization of joint international educational programs, exchange programs for students, and internship.
Al-Farabi KazNU is the only University in Central Asia to be listed in the top 210 among the world’s best HEIs by the international QS World University Rankings. Moving forward another 13 positions, it took the 207th place. Only two Universities in the post-Soviet space are included in this group – KazNU and Lomonosov Moscow State University (RF).
The QS is one of the most authoritative and influential international agencies recognized by all countries, which for many years conducts a global ranking of the best institutions of higher education in the world. The first three places in the ranking are taken by Universities from the United States – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and Harvard Universities, respectively.
KazNU as the leading University in the country is purposefully working on the implementation of an important state task set by the First President of the country – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev – to enter the top 200 best HEIs in the world. Over the past five years, the University has advanced in the QS WUR rating to more than 400 positions. In world practice, no University has achieved such growth dynamics! According to recommendations of the QS experts, KazNU’s experience is studied by leading Universities of the world. This indicator is convincing evidence of its high competitiveness in the global education and science market.
It should be noted that according to the results of the subject rating «QS WUR by Subject» KazNU was the first among the Universities of the CIS countries to enter the group of 51-100 best HEIs in the world. In total, this rating includes six specialties of a leading Kazakhstani University.
Taking into account the growing role of KazNU in the global scientific and educational space, the QS decided to hold an international forum in Kazakhstan. The world-level event «Towards Excellence Based on the Harmony of Human Heritage and Advanced Technologies» will be held on the basis of Al-Farabi KazNU in September 2019. This is an indicator of high global prestige, not only of the University but also the entire system of higher education in Kazakhstan.
KazNU demonstrates strong momentum in other reputable international rankings. Thus, according to a study by the British Agency «Times Higher Education», KazNU first among the Universities of Central Asia entered the list of the best HEIs in the world. In the global ranking of the most environmentally friendly HEIs «UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities», it took 172 places, in the European rating of the European Scientific and Industrial Chamber, it received an «AA» rating and ranked among the leading European HEIs. According to a study of the famous international organization «Great Value Colleges» (USA), the University took 31 places among the technologically advanced Universities in the world.
An important factor in the successful promotion of KazNU in the ratings was a large-scale structural modernization, high efficiency of results-based management, and the intensive development of a unique infrastructure, which over the past five years has grown by almost 50%.
The global recognition of the University is associated with the expansion of international cooperation and the development of internationalization, as well as with an active work of KazNU as the Global Hub of the UN «Academic Impact» Program on Sustainable Development.
Kazakh National Medical University
This University is believed to be one best university to pursue MBBS in Kazakhstan. The university is situated in the rural area of Almaty city and was founded by Dr. Mukhtar Aliyecih Aliyev in 1930. In the year 2001, the Kazakhstan government recognized the university as the national university because of its excellent academic results. The Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan has accredited the university. The mission of Kazakh National Medical University was to create a unique model of an innovative and competitive focused institution in order to provide high-quality medical education to all the students coming from different corners of the world. Kazakh National Medical University offers a variety of courses under the bachelor, master, and doctoral programs. At present, the university has more than 11000 students with more than 1500 faculties which include doctors of science, candidates of science, professors, and laureates of State prizes. All the faculties are working constantly to facilitate the students in acquiring supreme knowledge from accomplished academicians.
The university is well equipped with all the latest and modern technology and infrastructure along with the best medical instruments. The university campus comprises of a library, hostels, sports complex, etc.
Faculty of General medicine (MBBS)
Faculty of Therapeutic
Faculty of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medico-prophylactic
Faculty of Stomatology
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of management in Public Health and Pharmacy