June 11, 2016 - Nazarbayev University hosted its second graduation with the participation of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Students, their parents took part in the ceremony, as well as teaching staff, managers of large national companies and other guests. The list of ceremony participants included not only students, their families, and faculty, but also directors of large scale national companies, among other guests.
Nazarbayev University, created by the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2010, is the flagship of national education. This year the number of graduating students is 622, including 444 bachelor’s degree and 178 master’s degree graduates.
School of Science and Technology, School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School of Education; Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Public Policy have the largest number of graduates. Among the popular specialties are electrical and electronic engineering, biological sciences, political science and international relations, mathematics, etc.
The total number of students in all seven schools since the founding of the University has risen to 3,300 people. Each year more than 700 students receive the grant. Applicants, who have received the highest results for the entrance exams, study at the University on the conditions of the state educational grant, covering the students’ costs for the entire period of study. Master and PhD programs are also covered by the state grant, with the exception of the Graduate School of Business. Nazarbayev University Schools are equipped with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, developed in partnership with leading universities around the world. Top national and international researchers are invited to the University to provide a link between education, science and industry, as well as to create an effective academic environment and to develop the human capital of the country.
This year, after graduating from the university, more than half of the graduates plan to start a career, while the others will continue their education at universities, occupying leading positions in the world ranking, as well as in the Nazarbayev University.