Rector’s welcome speech

Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov is one of the oldest and largest multi-discipline universities of our country.

The development of the modern society, economic prosperity, the quality of life, and national safety depend on the educational stability, progress in science, the effectiveness of practical application of the results of scientific research. The importance of education and science nowadays is undeniable and ranking among universal human value.

The true mission of the University is the integration of science and education as a base for dynamic social development. Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov, being one of the classical universities, carries out an important social and cultural mission. This mission is to administer the ideals of science and education, to embody intellectual freedom, to contribute to the sustainable development of both the state and society, and the education of future generations.

Our university, following the traditions of classical universities, upholds an invariably high level and fundamental nature of university education. Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov is one of the leaders of education, science and culture in Kazakhstan. This means an invariably high level of professionalism, indefatigable scientific inquiry, and orientation on the humanistic ideals of freedom, justice and wellbeing.

Today Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov is a dynamically developing university. We prepare specialists at Bachelor Degree level in 73 specialties, Master Degree level in 48 specialties, and PhD level in 12 specialties. Presently, over fourteen thousand Bachelor, Master and PhD students study at the thirteen departments of the University. According to the requirements of the modern society, we offer good opportunities for postgraduate education, our BD graduates can continue their studies and get a Master’s or Doctor’s degree. Karaganda State University prepare Master and PhD students in collaboration with 27 foreign universities and scientific centers.

The basic assets of the University is its highly skilled teaching staff. Presently, 99 teachers awarded the title «Best University Teacher», 30 laureates of State scientific grants for scientific specialists having made an outstanding contribution to the science and techniques development, 87 laureates of State scientific grants for talented young scientists work at the University.

Annually, the specialties of the University participate in the National rating of educational programs and occupy the leading positions.

The prestige of KSU is confirmed by its active international cooperation. The partners of our University are various public and state institutions, universities both in Kazakhstan and abroad. Among them there are The Central Asian Foundation for Management Development (CAMAN), INTAS – the International Association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union, The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), the American Councils for International Education ACCELS, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the British Council, the embassies of France, Italy, Turkey, Korea, the Peace Corps (USA), the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Institute, the University of Maryland (USA), the University of Exeter (GB),Yonsei University (South Korea), MSU named after Lomonosov, Novosibirsk State University, Kazan University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics Law and others. This is a great field for the development of student mobility.

In May 2005, Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov among the first Kazakhstan universities became a member of one of the most prestigious international organisations in the field of higher education – The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights based in Bologna, Italy, at the oldest university in Europe.

KSU is consistently in the top three among multidisciplinary universities of the General ranking of Kazakhstan higher education institutions, it is also introduced in the global ranking of the best universities QS World Universities Rankings, the global rating Webometrix.

The study at Karaganda State University named after academician E.A. Buketov is not only attractive for domestic students. Over 200 students from abroad receive education at the University.

KSU competitiveness is supported by its well-developed infrastructure. There are 11 academic buildings, a scientific library containing 1.7 million books, modern reading rooms, the halls of electronic resources and media libraries. The university also has 6 well arranged dormitories; a sanatorium, a dispensary, a student’s household complex, catering, out-of-town recreation areas and areas for practical training, modern athletic facilities.

The dynamic development of our university allows us to look ahead confidently. We see our future in keeping with the traditions of a classical university, maintaining continuous education and fundamental knowledge, following international quality standards, introducing new educational technologies, the securing of competitiveness in the labour market, the realisation of social policy based on the main statements delievered in the Addresses by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Studying at Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov is the guarantee of good prospects in the future.

Welcome to Karaganda State University named after the academician E.A. Buketov!

Azamat Tirzhanovich Yedrissov, Corresponding Member of the National academy of sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor