SKSU is the largest regional university of Kazakhstan and is traditionally the leading one in Kazakhstan HEIs rating.
The University offers 85 bachelor programmes in education, law, social sciences, business science, humanitarian, engineering and technological specialities, art and culture. Now more than 17600(full, part and distant) students study in the university, including foreign students from China, Russian Federation, Turkey, South Korea, Syria, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. The instruction is carried out in three languages Kazakh, Russian and English by 1675 highly qualified academic staff.
The educational process is carried out according to the credit technology basis providing the students with individual strategy of training, a lot of elective courses and variety in programs. The result is absolutely great: all the graduates of SKSU are highly demanded at the labour market. The staff of SKSU effectively introduces into the teaching process innovation approaches, new ways and methods of teaching. The human resources of SKSU are really competent.
Several study programmes in engineering have been accredited by European Accreditation Agency for study programmes in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics: ASIIN. As the result, graduates of accredited programmes get diploma with special quality mark- Eurobachelor label.
Our university is a large scientific-research centre with authoritative scientific schools in inorganic substances technology, processes and devices of chemical and food technology, oilchemistry, biotechnology, agrotechnology, technology of polymers and rubber processing, metallurgy, plasmachemistry, electrochemistry, geoecology, catalysis, technology of building materials, economy, social-humanitarian sciences.
Research activity is one of the priorities of the University and is carried out in various fields: oil refining, plasmachemistry, ethnic education culture to name only a few. To do this the University has Research centers, Regional laboratories, scientific-research institutes. Annually international and national conferences and workshops are held at SKSU. Students starting from the very first course can participate in all research projects using the resources of SKSU. They represent the University in regular international meetings.
M.Auezov SKSU signed agreements on collaboration with more than 80 HEIs and scientific-research institutions. It collaborates with companies and HEIs in UK, Greece, Germany, Russia, European INTAS. Also in the framework of British Council’s INSPIRE program SKSU has close interconnection with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the branches of textile industry. Staff exchange between SKSU and MMU has already taken place and it is planned that students of the university will continue their study in MMU.
South-Kazakhstan State University is conscious of its big social responsibility in the country and in the region. Therefore students and youth associations of the university take active part in socially-significant events and thus make great contribution into improvement of social conditions of the region through its upclassing, arrangement of green spaces and work in students’ building teams.