M. Utemisov West Kazakhstan state university was founded in 1932. WKSU is the oldest higher education institutional of Kazakhstan.
A resource base includes 7 buildings, 3 dormitories, 3 gyms, country base, a publishing center, scientific library with a fund exceeding one million books.
A quality of education is confirmed with the results of an external assessment. In 2012 the university passed a specialized accreditation on 11 specialties in AKKORK agency (Russian Federation). In 2013 three educational programs passed a specialized accreditation in ACQUIN agency (Germany). WKSU passed the next institutional accreditation in 2014 and a specialized accreditation in 22 educational programs at IAAR (PK) agency in 2015.