At the present stage of Kazakhstan’s higher education development is innovation. The ability to perceive innovation, to determine the direction of innovative development allows the university to meet the requirements of a changing society and labor market. The main goal of an innovative university is to prepare innovative-oriented specialists based on progressive knowledge and teaching methods.
The concept of “innovative personnel” is associated with innovative potential, motivation in professional activities in the modern economy, a high level of creativity, understanding of problems and the search for innovative solutions, teamwork, knowledge of competence assessed in an innovative economy. The basis for training first-class specialists is laid by a quality education.
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the leading institution of higher education in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the first university which received state certification and justified its right to carry out academic activities in all specialties and at all levels.
The university has a huge educational, scientific, spiritual educational, innovative and productive potential. KazNU named after Al-Farabi is the leader of the National ranking among universities in Kazakhstan. The university became the first laureate of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan award “For achievements in the field of quality” and the laureate of the prize of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for achievements in the field of quality and services in the history of the country. KazNU named after Al-Farabi took the 207th place in the QS World University Rankings 2019/20, which makes it the university with the highest rating in Kazakhstan. Theoretical knowledge is applied in practice thanks to the base of the Scientific and Technological Park of KazNU named after al-Farabi, the Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, LLP «KazNII Agricultural Economics and Rural Development» Institute of Economics of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The university also creates conditions for the implementation of students’ business ideas, supporting start-up companies, student business incubators, which could later become the basis of their own innovative enterprises. The knowledge of students is becoming a source of competitive advantage and gaining an innovative focus. Undergraduates and bachelors should see in practice ways to solve problems that have arisen or are brewing, have an analytical mindset, have a sense of purpose and a desire to become the best in their professional activities.
It is safe to say that KazNU is shaping the future of Kazakhstan, since most graduates represent the elite of Kazakhstani society and take part in the development of the country. KazNU is one of the best universities in Kazakhstan with excellent infrastructure and a large number of highly qualified professors and teachers who effectively train and train many students to work, study and live in a dynamic and exciting atmosphere.
Orynbek Azhar Shalkarkyzy,
2 year Master Student
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University