From 3 to 6 November 2017, a delegation of the Nazarbayev University visited Vietnam. During the visit, representatives of the delegation met with the leadership of a number of national higher educational institutions of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Also, they have visited the Department for the Development of International Education of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.
The main purpose of the trip was to establish direct partnership between Nazarbayev University and Vietnamese universities, discuss opportunities and prospects for cooperation in research, exchange students and teachers and attract Vietnamese students to study at the university.
Within the framework of the visit, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Vietnam organized a visit to the Abai Cultural and Scientific Center at the Hanoi National Pedagogical University, where a presentation was given for students on enrolling in the Nazarbayev University programs.
Director of the Department of International Cooperation of Nazarbayev University Aliya Kaymoldinova noted that Vietnam is one of the priority countries for attracting foreign students in the South-East Asia region. Vietnam is a country that is actively developing (GDP growth rate is about 6% annually; 60-70% of the 95 million population are working from age of 15 to 65. Hence, it is of considerable interest for us in terms of its growing potential. Today the university aims to significantly increase the number of students (up to 8,000 people), as well as foreign students for almost 10 percent.
Also, the delegation of Nazarbayev University took part in the international exhibition BMI Vietnam Global Education Fair, which was attended by leading Western and Asian universities. During the exhibition, everybody who was interested in the university could get acquainted with the information on the features and opportunities for studying at the Nazarbayev University for bachelor, masters and doctoral programs.
It should be noted that the stand of the Kazakh University was very popular among the visitors of the exhibition – prospective students and their parents. The special interest of the Vietnamese people was caused by the fact that the Nazarbayev University studies are conducted exclusively in English, the faculty of the university is international and has 431 highly qualified specialists in its branches,
347 (80 percent) of which are representatives of 55 countries, including 2 professors from Vietnam.
Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly growing university of an international level, located in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is the first university in Kazakhstan, carrying out activities in accordance to the international academic standards, and adhering to the principles of autonomy and freedom. Academic and research programs of the university are developed in cooperation with the leading universities on the list of the best universities in the world.
NU conducts training in the Foundation for Pre-University Education program, 17 baccalaureate specialties, as well as training in 23 master’s programs and 4 doctoral programs.
The Nazarbayev University trains 4267 students in the following 8 schools of the University: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science and Technology, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Public Policy, Higher School of Education, School of Mining and Science the earth.
Training is conducted in English only.
NU cooperates with 12 leading universities and research centers from the USA, Great Britain and Singapore.