April 30th saw the completion of the competition for the Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation English language programme. Educational facilities from Uralsk, Petropavlovsk, Karaganda and Ust-Kamenogorsk came through to the final. After visiting all the universities, the foundation’s specialists chose the Medical University of Karaganda as the winner.
During the first stage of the competition well-known experts in the field of higher education considered 16 applications from regional Kazakh universities and chose 4 finalists. They were the state universities of North Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan and East Kazakhstan, as well as the Medical University of Karaganda.
The expert Council consisted of Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Rinat Iskakov (Satbayev University), Director of the Careers and Professional Guidance Center, Eugeniya Kim (Nazarbayev University) and Head of Quality Assurance and Strategic Analysis, Marina Skiba (Narxoz University).
“The experts’ opinion was very important to us, and after receiving it, we immediately went to the field to see who finalists were, and whether they were ready to carry out the program at a high level”, said the foundation’s programme coordinator, Nursultan Nurmukhanov.
After visiting the universities, the foundation’s specialists agreed on Karaganda University as the winner.
“ The representatives of the foundation looked at the classrooms, the vision of the university’s curriculum, the basis for the implementation of the programme, and the strategic vision of the university. After analyzing what we saw, we unanimously chose the Medical University of Karaganda and I congratulate this University with a well-deserved victory”, explained Director of the Yessenov Foundation Aiganym Malisheva.
The Medical University of Karaganda has three stars according to the QS Stars rating. Today the university enrols more than 6,000 students, 99 graduate students, and 72 doctoral students. The University has 7 schools and faculties. In September, representatives of the Foundation will select a set of students for the programme in Karaganda, classes with native speakers will begin in October.
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