Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University converts to a research university
For over 80-years of the university history, starting from 1937 when first 36 mining engineers were graduated, the university has trained over 100 thousand graduates for key industries of the economy, science and education. Through the merger of the research institutes of the National Scientific and Technological Holding "Parasat» and Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University Today Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University a new research university was born – Satpayev Kazakh National Research Technical University (KazNRTU).
KazNRTU is the first engineering university in Kazakhstan that has the status of a research university built on principles of autonomy and academic freedom.
Training of high-level personnel with appropriate scientific and technological skills is the main purpose of this merger, as the investment from the government into research, under the State Program of Industrial and Innovative Development of Kazakhstan (SPIID) is directed on projects based on innovations that should be implemented at the industrial enterprises.
In compliance with SPIID and in light of the establishment of the new university, beginning from September 2015 an additional state scholarship program will be launched for the training of 300 master’s students for four priority sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan: metallurgy, oil and gas, electrical and mechanical engineering.
KazNRTU is a leading technical university in Kazakhstan, ranked 3rd among the Kazakhstani universities by QS World University Ranking 2014.
AUGUST-OCTOBER 2015, QS News2WOWU Journal №18 2015 – 26 p., qsnews2wow-u.com/latest_edition/#26/z
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