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More than 50 years Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau University is one of the leading regional universities in the education system of the Northern Kazakhstan.


The University was founded by the order of the Minister of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated May 23, 1996 No. 143 on the basis of the Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Kokshetau Pedagogical Institute , an agricultural institute and a branch of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute.

By the order of the Committee for State Property and Privatization of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated May 27, 2020 No. 319, “Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University” was reorganized into the non-profit joint-stock company “Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau University”.

Training of personnel with higher and postgraduate education is carried out in 56 educational bachelor's programs, 45 educational master's programs and 6 educational doctoral programs.

The high level of training of specialists is confirmed by accreditation agencies. To date, 66 educational programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies have been accredited. In 2019, the university successfully passed national institutional accreditation.

In various national rankings, the university occupies a leading position. So, in 2020, according to the results of the general rating of TOP-20 universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR), the university took the 10th place.

According to the results of the international rating ARES-2020, the university took the 14th place (category A).

In the rating of educational programs of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken” 4 educational programs of the university took leading positions.

In the National ranking of the demand for universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 2020, conducted by the IAAR, 12 educational programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs took leading positions: (1st place - M089 Chemistry, M236 Land management, D010 Training of mathematics teachers  ; 2nd place - M015 Training of geography teachers, M131 Crop production , D087 Environmental protection technology; 3rd place - B018 Training of foreign language teachers, B043 Library science, information processing and archiving, M018 Training of the Russian language and literature teachers, M019 Training of a foreign language teachers, D019 - Training of a foreign language teachers, D053 History and archeology).

In 2018, for the first time in northern Kazakhstan on the basis of the university, the faculty of general medicine was opened. Today the contingent of the faculty is 304 people, including 51 students from India.

Since 2014, the university has been participating in the implementation of the program “Серпін – 2050. Мәңгілік ел жастары – индустрияға!”. In the 2014-2015 academic year, 145 students from the southern regions studied at the university under this program. 1327 students are studying by this day.

The teaching staff of the university includes 410 full-time teachers , 20 doctors of sciences, 92 candidates of sciences, 17 doctors of PhD , 214 masters. The university employs 3 holders of the orders “Ormet”, “Red Banner of Labor”, “Badge of Honor”, 36 holders of the state grant “The best teacher of the university”, 33 scientists were awarded the badges “Honorary worker of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “For merits in the development of science Of the Republic of Kazakhstan ”,“Y. Altynsarin”,“Golden Star”,“Excellent worker of socialist agriculture”,“ “Vernadsky golden sign” , the medal “Ерең енбегі үшін”, “Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, three teachers of the University entered the independent rating “TOP-50 teachers” of the universities of Kazakhstan. Into the top of the most published scientists of Kazakhstan were included the head of the laboratory NMR SeiklhanovT.M and Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Pedagogy, Ph.D. Issmagulova A.Ye.

Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Head of the Laboratory of NMR Spectroscopy Seilkhanov T.M. was elected deputy chairman of the NSC (National Scientific Council) for the priority “Scientific research in the field of natural sciences.”

On the basis of the order of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2016, the University received a certificate of state accreditation as a subject of scientific and scientific and technical activities.

Status of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau University assumes carrying out fundamental and applied research in various fields of science. The University has implemented 26 grant research projects, 3 projects within the framework of teacher staff, 5 international research projects. The implementation of 23 scientific projects continues. The university teachers have 86 active inventions, 216 articles have been published in journals with a non-zero impact factor, 33 teachers have a Hirsch index according to Web of Science, 58 teachers according to Scopus.

The university actively supports the development of international cooperation. Sh. Ualikhanov KU closely cooperates with 68 leading research centers and universities in 18 countries. 

As part of the implementation of international cooperation, university teachers annually take an active part in various international projects and programs. Under the Bolashak program, 40 employees completed international internships; grants and programs ERASMUS, TEMPUS, DAAD, LOGO , etc.


Erasmus + KA2 program at ATU implemented 5 international projects:


- EduEnvi “Improving the competence of sustainable waste management in universities in Russia and Kazakhstan.”- project coordinator


- LMPI “Bachelor's and professional master's degrees for the development, administration, management and protection of computer networks in enterprises”


- PAWER “Paving the way for inter-regional mobility and ensuring consistency, quality and equity of access”


- NICOPA “New and innovative courses in precision farming”


- KUTEL “Universities of Kazakhstan for improving quality assurance processes in teaching using new technologies.”

Under the program “Attracting foreign specialists to the universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, 45 foreign professors from 15 countries of the world visited the university to deliver lectures and conduct scientific consultations.

As part of the academic mobility program, 116 students and teachers were trained in foreign universities. 100 students from foreign universities were trained at our university.

Two -degree master's education programs are being implemented In Sh. Ualikhanov KU, under the agreements with the Baltic International Academy, Latvia (in the field of training – “Law”, “Organization of tourism business. Communication management in the recreation and entertainment industry”) and Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Russia (in the direction of training – “Mathematical modeling”, “Methods of teaching foreign languages”, “Programming and information technology”, “Organic chemistry”, “Organizational psychology”).

Students of Sh.Ualikhanov KU are focused on participation in events of a national scale: The headquarters of the student labor unit provides seasonal employment for more than 800 students, including in the field of landscaping under the program “Zhasyl El”; university students are multiple winners and prize-winners of regional, republican and international tournaments: gold and silver medals in the world championships in arm-wrestling, triathlon, cross-country skiing, in the republican winter Universiade in biathlon, the 18th Asian Triathlon Games, bronze medals in the international tournament in freestyle, open Czech Triathlon Cup, IX Universiade in summer sports (karate) between universities of Kazakhstan and others .

The university has created all the necessary conditions for the creative development of students. It has student youth theater “Zhaukazyn”; dance studio “Impulse”; ensemble of folk instruments “Shanyrak”; vocal singing school, recording studio, 18 sports clubs. There are 37 student clubs and associations in the interests of promoting professional and personal development.

Material and technical base of the university represented 5 academic campuses, 2 dormitories, 3 Homes of students, scholars House, 2 fitness centers. There is a sports and recreation complex “Tulpar” in Zerendinskiy resort area.

For high-quality food in educational campuses and hostels, there are a Student Food Center and canteens. In order to create favorable conditions for improving the life of students and teachers of the university, a bath and laundry complex was opened.

For the organization of free medical care at the university, there are 4 medical departments and medical complex “Arasan”.

In order to form practical skills among students of agricultural specialties in Konysbay rural district was opened the educational-scientific-production complex “Elite”.

The library has more than 700 thousand items of titles of scientific and educational-methodical publications. The university has its own publishing house. The university newspaper “Alau” is published monthly with the electronic version of the scientific journal “Bulletin of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau University”.

The Academy “StartUp” has been created with the aim to improve entrepreneurial skills of students at the university.

The university has a well-developed park of computers and interactive technologies: the total number of computers is 830, united by a common local network, there are 44 multimedia rooms and 29 computer classes equipped with a modern devices.

The university is a member of the European and Eurasian Association of Universities.

Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau University is a modern, actively developing higher educational institution with good traditions, big potential and great plans for the future.