Welcome Message


Dear friends!

It is our honor and privilege to be the co-organizers of the QS WORLWIDE 2019. We are pleased to invite you to Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Al Farabi KazNU), Almaty, Kazakhstan, on September 19-20 2019, to this world-class educational forum.

The QS WORLWIDE platform is a unique and effective meeting format for the exchanges of experience and best practices, which is becoming an important tool in the development of higher education institutions around the world.

We expect that internationally renowned scientists, leaders of academic circles, industries, leaders of state institutions and businesses from all continents will take part in the forum to discuss an important topic “Journey to Global Prominence: Harmony of Human Heritage and Advanced Technology“.

Al Farabi KazNU is the leading university in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is one of the oldest and largest universities in the country, as it will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2019. The university is proud of its graduates, who make up the intellectual elite of the country and of the region.

At present, KazNU has 16 faculties that provide educational programs on a wide range of areas, including such fields as the field of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, medicine, law and economics. The University offers educational programs in three languages: Kazakh, English and Russian. All educational programs for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs of the university have been internationally accredited by recognized European agencies.

Al Farabi KazNU also hosts eight research institutes, two national-level laboratories, which carry out fundamental and applied research in the natural sciences, and 25 research centers in the field of social and human sciences. In addition, 10 global hi-tech companies (HP, Microsoft, CISCO, Samsung, etc.) opened their centers within the university.

Students of KazNU are the leaders of student sport in the country and demonstrate high sports skills in various international sports competitions, successfully perform at the Olympic Games.

The University is the Global Hub of the UN Program Academic Impact (UNAI) on Sustainability and a regional hub for the UNESCO UNITWIN. With the support of the United Nations, KazNU became part of the worldwide student program “The UN Model: New Silk Road.” The University has developed international relations and cooperates with universities of the world both within the framework of bilateral relations and within the framework of many well-known international networks of universities (WUC, EUA, CIS ,SCO, UASR, and etc.)

Al-Farabi KazNU is the leader of national ratings of universities in Kazakhstan. In the International rating QS World University Rankings-2019 Al-Farabi KazNU has been ranked 220th and 10th in the ranking of QS EECA universities in 2018.

On behalf of the staff of Al-Farabi KazNU and myself, I would like to strongly encourage you to attend this event!

I look forward to seeing you at QS WORLDWIDE 2019 in the most beautiful city of Almaty, located at the foot of the snow-capped mountain peaks around Almaty!

Mutanov Galimkair Mutanovich
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

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