Education Minister presented development strategy of new University of Astana

ASTANA. October 27. KAZINFORM /Serik Sabekov/ Kazakh Minister of Education and Science Zhanseit Tuimebayev has presented the development strategy of a new university Tuesday at the session of the Kazakh Government.

The Minister briefed on the main principles of the strategy. "Firstly, it is a partnership with the leading educational institutions of the world in personnel policy, academic programs, and educational technologies. Secondly, it is a research university with modern scientific infrastructure providing interrelation between education, science and production. For this purpose research centers will be established under the university. Thirdly, modern management and financing practice, corporate governance headed by a school board will be introduced and special fund will be established", Z.Tuimebayev said.

According to the Minister, the fund will concentrate state and retail deposits, provide financial stability of the university. Such practice had never been used in Kazakhstan before.  

The Head of the Ministry also said that the university will have six schools: preparatory schools - for year long study of English language and specialized disciplines. After the graduation from the school students will receive standard international certificates. School of engineering, school for preparation of specialist-researchers in the field of exact sciences, medical school and business school are planned to be established as well.

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