Жетысуский государственный университет имени Ильяса Жансугурова

From the history of the university

1972

Opening of Taldykorgan Pedagogical Institute named after I.Zhansugurov.

2 faculties - Philology and Physics and Mathematics enrolled 225 students, 25 teachers worked at 5 departments.

1999

Transformation of TKPI to Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov. Postgraduate courses in the field of: differential equations, general pedagogy, Kazakh literature, theory and methods of training and education, mechanics of deformable bodies.

2012

Today, as part of ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov there are 6 faculties located in 4 comfortable buildings: pedagogy and psychology, mathematics and science, financial-and-economic, humanitarian, law, art and culture, which train 7000 students by 41 specialties in the state and Russian languages. There are 26 departments which include more than 350 teachers, among them 10 academicians and corresponding members of the branch academies of sciences of Kazakhstan and international academies, 28 doctors, 50 professors and associate professors, 213 candidates of science and master's degrees.

Rectors of the university:

    1972-1977  Rustemov Leninshyl Ziyabekovich

    1977-1987  Zholdasbekov Myrzatay Zholdasbekovich

    1987-1989  Salagaev Valery Georgievich

    1990-1995  Zhaparov Zhomart Zhaparovich

    1996-1998  Kasabek Amanzhol Kasabekovich

    1998-2001  Kozhamkulov Tolegen Abdisagiyevich

    2001-2008 Medeuov Yessengeldy Omirzhanovich

    2008 -        Bekturganov Abdimanap Yelikbaevich

Since April 2008, the university has been led by a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Law, Professor A.Y. Bekturganov, under whose leadership the University took a course on qualitative reorganization with a view to the most effective use of available scientific and academic potential. The university has signed the Magna Carta of universities in Bologna.

Over the years the university has come a long way - from teacher training institute to a state university. In the formation and development of a single public higher education institution of Almaty region an important role was played by rectors – L.Z. Rustemov, M.Zh. Zholdasbekov, V.G. Salagaev, Zh.Zh. Zhaparov, A.K. Kasabekov, T.A. Kozhamkulov, Y.O. Medeuov. Largely due to their selfless work, an outline of the future of the University gradually was drawn, laid its foundations.

Today, Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov trains specialists for the region and the republic on the basis of three-tier system in 41 undergraduate specialties, 18 master specialties, 4 specialties of doctoral PhD. There are 26 departments which include more than 350 teachers, among them 10 academicians and corresponding members of the branch academies of sciences of Kazakhstan and international academies, 28 doctors, 50 professors and associate professors, 213 candidates of science and master's degrees.

On September 18, 2008, the University joined the Magna Carta of universities during the 20th signing ceremony in Italy (Bologna).

Consistently putting into practice the principles of the Bologna Declaration, the University in 2010 successfully passed accreditation in the international accreditation agency «ACQUIN» by 4 undergraduate educational programs (mathematics, physics, computer science, information systems) and 2 educational programs of magistracy (mathematics, computer science).

In October 2010, the university has passed institutional accreditation by the National Accreditation Centre MES RK.

On the basis of ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov under the auspices of the MES RK were organized international seminars on "Academic mobility in the context of the Bologna Process" (2010) and "International Accreditation: Problems and Prospects" (2011). The seminars were attended by the rectors of all universities in Kazakhstan, numerous guests from near and far abroad.

Ahead - new goals, new perspectives. I believe that a close-knit, friendly team of the University with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, Akimat of Almaty region and Akimat of Taldykorgan will reach new heights, achieve new successes. To do this, the university has everything: a powerful material-and-technical base, the latest educational and scientific equipment, a rich library, and most importantly – highly-qualified staff who are devoted to the University, inquisitive and enthusiastic students for whom the university for 40 years of development has become native and unique alma mater.

Since April 2008, the University has been headed by Doctor of Law, Professor Abdimanap Yelikbaevich Bekturganov, under whose leadership a qualitative reorganization of the university is carried out.

Bekturganov Abdimanap Yelikbaevich was appointed to the position of Rector of the Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov on the 1st of April, 2008.

Getting Started, Bekturganov A.Y. put number of strategic objectives for further development. In order to implement these tasks under his leadership was developed and implemented a "Complex Development Program of Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov for 2008-2010." Currently, the program documents of the University are the "Development Strategy of Zhetysu State University for 2011-2020" and "Strategic Development Plan of Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov for 2011-2015."

Under the leadership of A.Y. Bekturganov, work on integration of the educational process and the professional environment has been intensified and enhanced work on the effective employment of graduates, including the employment of graduates in rural areas.

The modern university, headed by Bekturganov A.Y., is a well-functioning educational and scientific complex.

Leading scientists of the University are involved in the implementation of the basic budget scientific research.

To activate the Research work in ZhSU, since 2009 there has been annual regional competition of research projects "Innovation" for grant of the rector of ZhSU. Also there is a project competition "Cooperation" for grant of the rector of ZhSU to attract highly qualified specialists from Kazakhstan, CIS and abroad in ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov.

Defined by Bekturganov A.Y. strategic objectives determined the development of program for the formation of innovative education in ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov.

Along with strong organizational-and-pedagogical activity, Bekturganov A.Y. is fruitfully engaged in research in the field of environmental law. Currently, Professor Bekturganov A.Y. has published more than 160 scientific, educational and methodical works, including textbooks on environmental and land rights in Kazakhstan.

Fruitful pedagogical and scientific work of Bekturganova A.Y. is organically combined with the public activity. Labor and social activities are assessed on merit by government awards: the Orders of "Kurmet" and "Parasat", jubilee medal "Ten Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the badge "Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan", jubilee medal "Ten Years of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan", jubilee medal "Ten years of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan", jubilee medal "20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan."

Basing on international standards, on 18 September 2008, the University joined the Magna Carta of universities.

Guided by the strategic objectives of the government, the main priority of the University staff announced transformation of Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov to innovative university complex, implementing educational programs of higher and post-graduate levels.

The university staff is working to improve the credit education technology through the use of innovative educational and information-and-communication technologies.

The university has developed and operates a unified information system that automates procedural activities related to the planning of the educational process and the registration of educational achievements of students. Unified information system includes procedures from the selection committee, and is completed with the formation of the transcript of diplomas.

University is provided with mobile access to the Intranet and Internet network by creating a wireless network Wi-Fi.

Complexes of virtual laboratories in physics, mathematics, computer science and biology and Kazakhstan Automated Library Information System "KABIS"were acquired; significant work to improve the quality control system of knowledge is conducted.

In the period of May 13-15, 2010, the University held an international seminar on "Academic mobility in the context of the Bologna process." The seminar was attended by the Minister of Education and Science, General Secretary of the Magna Carta of universities, representatives of the Working Group of the Bologna Process, the international experts in the field of higher education, university rectors of the Republic, representatives of the agency ACQUIN, University of Bologna, University of the West of England, University of Bayreuth and Siegen (Germany ).

In the period of November 25-26, 2011, was held an international training seminar on "International Accreditation: Problems and Prospects." The seminar was attended by the Director of the National Accreditation Center of MES RK, Director of the European Quality Assurance Register of Higher Education (EQAR), Director of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich, Vice-Rector of Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K. Ushinsky, rector of the Tajik Technical University named after M. Osimi and representatives of other foreign universities, as well as experts on accreditation.

At the initiative of Shinzhan University of Economics and Finance (China) was signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of education and science between our universities.

In memorandum which was concluded on 24 May 2012 at the University of the West of England, has already been scheduled the training of dual-diploma education in bachelor and master specialties of biology, ecology, economics, law, English.

University develops business relationships with universities of post-soviet states and abroad to carry out joint research, implementation of academic mobility of students and teaching staff of the university. Among them: the University of Zurich (Switzerland), University of the West of England, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work, Omsk State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation), Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after B.N. Yeltsin (Kyrgyzstan).

On March 30, 2011, Accreditation Council ACQUIN took a decision of successful accreditation of 6 educational programs of ZhSU until the 30th of September 2016.

In parallel with the international accreditation, ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov passed institutional accreditation. By the decision of the Accreditation Council of the MES of 21 December 2010, ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov received a certificate for a period of five years.

On November 18, 2011, the University was accepted as a full member for the Eurasian Association of Universities.

 On 7thof February 2013 signed a memorandum with the University of Management and Science in Shah Alam (Malaysia).

In April 2013 signed a cooperation agreement with the National University of Gongju (Republic of Korea).

On 28thof  November 2013 signed a memorandum with the University of Warsaw.

In May 2014 the rector of the University  Bekturganov A. E. awarded the Gold Medal of Unity of Peoples of Kazakhstan "Birlik" for significant contribution to strengthening the independence, national unity and the promotion of intercultural dialogue.

On 3rd of June, 2014 in the Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA) the decision of the Accreditation Board, the university has an institutional and specialized accreditation of educational programs of 20 undergraduate and graduate programs.

In July 2014 signed  an agreement with the International Centre for Advanced Training.

In 2014 the University took  part in the ranking of the best universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan and took the eighth position!

Activity of Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov is based on the concept of creation of a complex continuing professional education that meets the requirements of the Bologna process and permeated by active scientific search at all stages of education.

Strategic objectives of industrial-and-innovative development, the idea of creation of research universities, the establishment of scientific-and-industrial complexes and other problems of higher education reforms have been supported by a team of ZhSU. These conceptual issues predetermined the development program for the formation of innovative education in ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov.

The strategic objective of the program is the formation of a university-based innovative, scientific-and-educational, analytical and project center in the field of socio-educational and economic sciences, being one of the leading innovative universities for the quality of its competence and undertaking significant theoretical and practical contribution to the innovative development and global competitiveness of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Along with this, the formation of a stable and well-developed system of innovative education in ZhSU named after I.Zhansugurov will have a significant impact on both the educational process at the University and the innovative development of the system of higher education as a whole.

Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov strives to maintain a reputation as an innovative type of educational institution, which is able to meet the modern requirements and international trends in the development of education. The University must satisfy the needs of the society with human and scientific resources of the new generation of the highest standards of professional and moral qualities of the person in terms of integration into the world educational, scientific and information community. At the same time: the university should be a significant factor in the socio-economic and cultural development of the region, be the driving force of innovative economic development of Almaty region.