Al-Farabi Kazakh University ranks first in the country for interdisciplinary studies

A new national ranking
Al-Farabi Kazakh University ranks first in the country for interdisciplinary studies
25 June 09:47 2018 Print This Article

The Almaty-based Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was ranked first among Kazakh interdisciplinary universities followed by Lev Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Astana and Evnei Buketov Karaganda State University, according to a national ranking of universities published by Kazakh Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

The ranking lists the best universities of Kazakhstan across six areas, which include interdisciplinary universities, technical, humanities, medicine, art and pedagogics.

Kazakh-British Technical University topped the ranking in technical majors followed by Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Research Technical University in Almaty and Karaganda State Technical University.

Karaganda Economic University lead Kazakh universities in humanities and economics along with Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) and Almaty Management University.

Sanzhar Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medicine University, one of the oldest in Kazakhstan and founded in 1930, is the country’s top medicine university, according to the agency ranking.

Kazakh National University of Arts, commonly known as Shabyt for the building that houses it, was ranked first in arts and Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University founded in 1928 was ranked first in pedagogics.

The agency has published the ranking since 2008 using the Berlin principles on ranking higher education institutions adopted at the second meeting of the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) in Berlin in May 2006. IREG was founded in 2004 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s

The agency noted national ranking weighs in quality of education, quality of research and science, competitiveness of faculty staff and graduates in labour market.

The general assessment of academic achievements employs six indicators. These include the number of students (10 percent), academic performance of students and number of education programmes (14 percent), faculty staff (12 percent), research, science and innovation activities (15 percent), international cooperation (12 percent), information provision (7 percent).

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