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Rector Congratulated Colleagues and Students on the Holiday and Spoke About the Results of the Year

On the eve of the New Year, Bauyrzhan Yerdembekov congratulated colleagues and students with the holiday and spoke about the results of the year of Zhubanov University. The rector noted that in the outgoing year the team of the university achieved high results, together rejoiced over the success and managed to overcome adversity. And all this is due to high professionalism and diligence:

– Zhubanov University sees its mission as the formation of qualified specialists and perfect individuals, absorbed in the national values. Zhubanov University is ready to provide the western region of Kazakhstan with qualified specialists and to become the core of applied science.

Today Zhubanov University takes 4th place in the National rating of universities of NAAR (52 educational programs in the top three) and actively positions itself on the international arena. This year we were for the first time included in the international ranking QS University Rankings: EECA, taking 351st place among the best universities.

Bauyrzhan Yerdembekov told about the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the university and the 175th anniversary of Abay, stressing that it is only part of the planned activities that could be implemented during the pandemic:

-In the anniversary year in  Zhubanov University, 85 charity events were organized; 503 people were awarded with commemorative medals; 85 teachers received awards from the regional trade union organization of education and science; graduates of the Aktobe region have received 85  K. Zhubanov grants; 85 copyright certificates and patents were registered; scientists and faculty members gave 85 books to the library; students implemented 85 Startup-projects; Zhubanov March was written for the university.

In the year of the 175th anniversary of Abay with the participation of students and teachers held many national and regional events and competitions. The book “Abaytanu” under my authorship was given to all school libraries of the region. A grant was won for the project of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Design and creation of a multifunctional Web-application of Abay’s works”.

The year 2020 was the Year of Science Development. Scientists proved their professionalism and won grants worth 200 million tenge. Under the leadership of Professor Kuanyshbek Shunkeyev, a physics textbook was developed for schoolers in Kazakhstan. The dissertation council was opened for the degree of PhD in philology, two dissertations in mathematics were defended. The Hirsch index of the university increased by three positions.

The university opened 49 new educational programs. Bachelor’s degree programs increased by 17, Master’s degree programs increased by 27, and doctoral programs increased by five majors.

Student accomplishments were recognized:

– Volunteer organizations Zhubanov University and Online School of Volunteers became the best projects of the region. Student Nurbek Zhalgasbaev entered the top 100 volunteers of Kazakhstan.

Every year the number of students increases with the number of winners of national and international Olympiads, scientific competitions. This year the number of Altyn Belgi winners has increased to 207.

4,145 state grants,

220 grants from Akim,

133 grants from businesses,

85 K. Zhubanov grants,

94 scholarships of Akim of the region,

50 K. Zhubanov scholarships

767 students study on multilingual education programs; elements of dual education are included in 163 disciplines, the rate of involvement of practitioners is increased by 26%.

This year, 95% of university graduates were employed. For the first time, an online job fair was organized on the Facultetus platform, which received more than 200 job openings from 45 companies and institutions.

Significant milestones in 2020 were also the increase in employee salaries and the university reaching a new level in the area of digitalization:

– Employee salaries increased by 50%, student stipends increased by 25%, stipends for teacher trainees doubled. The material and technical base of the university was updated by 87%, new laboratories, sports fields and greenhouse complex were opened, rooms were opened and equipped within the project “Zhubanovka zhomarttyk” in the amount of more than 80 million tenge.

The past year has opened new opportunities for the Smart University:

an autonomous educational portal with its own proctoring system was created;

the number of services of mobile application SmartARSU increased;

The IT infrastructure was upgraded;

Digitalization Week was held. Other universities are ready to follow the example of Zhubanov Digital University.

Bauyrzhan Yerdembekov wished his colleagues and students further success and shared plans, including connecting his own gasification system to the university building and opening branches of two foreign universities on the basis of Zhubanov University.