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Strategy of the university

Strategic Plan
Sh. Ualikhanov  Kokshetau State University
for 2017-2021
Section 1. Mission and vision

The mission of the university is the training of highly qualified specialists, including those that are multilingual, in demand on the national and international labor market.
Realization of this mission consists in the preparation of competent, socially responsible and competitive specialists, who possess modern technologies, skills of scientific, pedagogical and research activities, in accordance with the current needs of society.

Vision: Sh. Ualikhanov  Kokshetau State University - an institution of higher education with a high material and technical base and developed infrastructure open to the world and cooperation with foreign educational institutions, carrying out preparation of highly educated, competitive, innovatively oriented specialists.

The goal: to preserve and strengthen the university's position as a regional center of higher education, to develop a multilevel system of training specialists based on the integration of education, science and production, taking into account the principles of the Bologna process.

To realize the mission and achieve the goal, the University needs to solve the following tasks:

  • Modernization of the organization of the educational process on the basis of improving educational programs and technologies.
  • Improvement of scientific research activity on the basis of involving students in research, stimulating the innovative activity of the teaching staff by forming scientific schools of a new format.
  • Development of personnel potential and distribution of the best world educational practices.
  • Formation of the new organizational structure of the University and increasing its effectiveness through the development of principles of corporate governance and autonomy.
  • Creation of modern material and technical infrastructure of the University.


 Section 2. Analysis of the Current Situation and Development Trends
Strategic direction 1. Training of personnel with higher and postgraduate education

Education - a strategic resource that forms the intellectual capital of the country. This determines the definition of education as one of the most important priorities of state policy in all development strategies of Kazakhstan.

In the Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 31, 2017, "The Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness", great attention is paid to the role of the education system as the central link of a new model of economic growth.

Sh. Ualikhanov  Kokshetau State University is one of the oldest multidisciplinary universities in the northern region of Kazakhstan, which carries out high school and postgraduate training of highly qualified specialists. In its activity, KSU is guided by the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Presidential Address of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Education", the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Science", the State Program for the Development of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2016-2019, the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2017 -2021 years, standards and criteria for institutional and specialized accreditation, the State Educational Standards and other normative documents.

Sh. Ualikhanov KSU is a modern, actively developing higher educational institution with worthy traditions, great potential and ample opportunities to implement new approaches to learning, opening the way to solving complex problems and achieving strategic goals. The university employs large scientists and experienced teachers with many years of experience in scientific and pedagogical activity. The number of teaching staff (hereinafter - the teaching staff) is 399 people, including 21 doctors of sciences, 7 doctors of PhD, 84 candidates of science. The graduation rate is 32%.

During the course of 2016, 177 (44.3%) teachers passed courses of professional development on the basis of universities and enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since 2011, 70 teachers of Sh. Ualikhanov  Kokshetau State University became scholarship holders "Bolashak". Since 2016, the Institute of Advanced Studies has been functioning at the University.

The university has a license for conducting educational activities in 53 specialties of the bachelor's degree, 28 specialties of the magistracy and 6 specialties of PhD - doctoral studies. In 2016, the University opened a multidisciplinary college in five specialties: a teacher of Kazakh language and literature, a teacher of Russian language and literature, a teacher of foreign languages, an informatics teacher, an economist-accountant.

In 2014, the university successfully passed the national institutional accreditation. 60 bachelor and master's degree programs are accredited by the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency for a period of five years, 6 educational programs have passed international accreditation in the ACQUIN agency.

In the framework of the program for the development of multilingual education at the      Sh. Ualikhanov  KSU formed a multilingual modular educational program in the following specialties: 5В010900 - Mathematics, 5В011000 - Physics, 5В011100 - Informatics, 5В011200 - Chemistry, 5В060800 - Ecology, 5В011600 - Geography, 5В010200 - Pedagogy and methodology of primary education, 6М011300 - Biology.

As of January 1, 2017, the contingent of bachelor students was 4791 students. 2914 students are enrolled in full-time education, of which 1418 are on the state educational order, 1519 are paid for on a paid basis. The contingent of students is 1,854 in correspondence form of education, 29 students are enrolled on a grant, and 1,825 on paid basis. The contingent of students in the magistracy on 1 January  2017 was 196 people, including 101 people - on the state educational order (51.5%). The contingent of students in doctoral studies is 10 people, 9 of them are trained on a grant. The contingent of students of the college was 105 people.

89 persons were trained at the preparatory department for persons of Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan (diaspora) under state order.

In 2016, the university issued 1288 specialists. Graduated from the university in full-time education 652 people. Of these, under the grant - 345 people (56.2%), on a paid basis - 337 people. The university graduated 547 students by correspondence. Of these, under the grant - 29 people, on a paid basis - 518 people. 89 people graduated from the Master's program, 37 of them on a grant, 49 on a paid basis.

In order to increase the level of training for those wishing to enter the university, a department of pre-university training has been established.

The university's right to determine the content of the bachelor's and master's education programs is expanded. This increases the academic freedom and mobility of the university, allows you to take into account the peculiarities of the labor market of a particular region in the relevant personnel.

According to the results of the republican student subject Olympiad, the university students took 22 prizes. In the international student Olympiads 4 university teams took part and took two second and one third place. The magistracy of pedagogical specialties took the third place in the republican olympiad among undergraduates.

The academic mobility of students and teachers is developing on the basis of the adopted Strategy of Academic Mobility of Kazakhstan until 2020 and the Strategy for Internationalization and Academic Mobility of the University until 2020. For 4 years more than 50 students and undergraduates have been trained in foreign universities.

Foreign scientists are involved in the implementation of joint educational and research programs. Over 3 years invited more than 15 foreign scientists and teachers from universities in Europe, the United States, the Russian Federation, etc. In 2016, as part of the program "Attraction of foreign top managers", the university works as a pro-rector for strategic development - PhD from Bulgaria Bozidara Kriviradeva , as a pro-rector for innovation and commercialization - PhD doctor from Italy David L. Fusci.

Internal academic mobility also develops. It develops on the basis of inter-cafeteria ties. Thus, the university has 36 contracts with the leading universities of the country, which allowed us to cover 117 students and undergraduates with internal academic mobility, 37 students were trained in our university.

Performance of the parameters of the Bologna process contributes to the harmonization of domestic educational programs with foreign ones, an increase in the share of comparable educational programs and the internationalization of higher education. The Kazakhstan model of ECTS-type credit transfer was introduced and the European Diploma Supplement was developed.

At the university, work is continuing, aimed at strengthening the material, technical and living conditions of students. In 2016 for the invited teachers, the 26-apartment House of Scientists was opened. The student hostel for 310 places on the street was put into operation. Akana-sulfur, 24. New training laboratories have been opened: optics and electrical engineering, mechanics and molecular physics, physics teaching methodology room, hotel service (luxury and standard). Equipment for equipping previously open laboratories has been purchased. In order to replenish the library fund, 3654 copies of books were purchased, incl. in the state language - 1670 copies, electronic resources - 924 copies. 334 titles of teaching and methodological literature were published (textbooks, teaching aids, educational and methodological complexes of disciplines, methodical instructions), 122 of them in the official language, 16 in English.

The university has implemented and successfully operates a quality control system for teaching.
According to the results of the independent rating of the universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 2015, the leading positions were taken by 3 specialties:

2nd place
6М080600 - Agrarian engineering and technology (magistracy)
3rd place
5В011600 - Geography (bachelor's degree)
6M060600 - Chemistry (magistracy)
In the general rating - 2016, conducted by the Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, the university takes the fourteenth place among the multi-profile universities of the republic, according to the results of the rating of educational programs, the specialty 5B011600 - Geography (Bachelor) took 3rd place.
Sh. Ualikhanov  Kokshetau State University was accredited by the decision of the Accreditation Council of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (NAAR) on the results of the national institutional accreditation for a period of 5 years (Certificate No.АА0016 of February 21, 2014).
According to the results of specialized accreditation of 60 educational programs of             Sh. Ualikhanov KSU  accredited for a period of five years:

⦁ 5В011700 - Kazakh language and literature (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M011800 - Russian language and literature (master's);
⦁ 5В011900 - Foreign language: two foreign languages ​​(bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M011900 - Foreign language: two foreign languages ​​(master's);
⦁ 5В020700 - Translation (baccalaureate)
⦁ 5В011200 - Chemistry (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М060600 - Chemistry (magistracy);
⦁ 5В011300 - Biology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M011300 - Biology (magistracy);
⦁ 5В070100 - Biotechnology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В080600 - Agricultural technology and technology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М080600 - Agrarian engineering and technology (magistracy);
⦁ 5В080100 - Agronomy (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M080100 - Agronomy (Master's);
⦁ 5В080800 - Soil science and agrochemistry (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М080800 - Soil science and agrochemistry (magistracy);
⦁ 5B010100 - Preschool education and upbringing (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В010200 - Pedagogy and methodology of elementary education (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В010900 - Mathematics (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М010900 - Mathematics (Master's);
⦁ 5В011000 - Physics (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В011100 - Informatics (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M060200 - Informatics (Master's);
⦁ 5В011400 - History (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M020300 - History (Master's);
⦁ 5В011600 - Geography (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М011600 - Geography (magistracy);
⦁ 5В012300 - Social pedagogy and self-knowledge (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В060800 - Ecology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6M060800 - Ecology (magistracy);
⦁ 6M060700 - Biology (magistracy);
⦁ 5В012000 - Vocational training (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В070400 - Computers and software (bachelor);
⦁ 5B070700 - Mining (Bachelor's);
⦁ 5В071200 - Mechanical engineering (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В071300 - Transport, transport equipment and technologies (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В072800 - Technology of processing industries (on branches) (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В072900 - Construction (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В073100 - Safety of vital functions and the environment (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В080200 - Technology of production of livestock products (baccalaureate);
⦁ 5В090200 - Tourism (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В091200 - Restaurant business and hotel business (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В030100 - Jurisprudence (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5M030100 - Jurisprudence (Master's);
⦁ 5В020500 - Philology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М020500 - Philology (magistracy);
⦁ 6M090200 - Tourism (Master's);
⦁ 5В050300 - Psychology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В010300 - Pedagogy and psychology (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 6М010300 - Pedagogy and psychology (magistracy);
⦁ 6М060100 - Mathematics (master's);
⦁ 5В012100 - Kazakh language and literature in schools with non-Kazakh language of instruction (bachelor's degree);
⦁ 5В070300 - Information Systems (Bachelor's);
⦁ 6М070300 - Information systems (magistracy);
⦁ 6М010100 - Preschool education and upbringing (magistracy);
⦁ 6М073100 - Safety of vital functions and protection of the environment (magistracy);
⦁ 6М070400 - Computing and software (magistracy);
⦁ 6М010200 - Pedagogy and methodology of primary education (master's);
⦁ 5В010800 - Physical culture and sport (bachelor's degree).


Analysis of main problems

Insufficient integration of higher education and science. The lack of an established public-private partnership between the authorities, the university and the real demands of the social and economic spheres of the region.
Infrastructure for commercialization of research results is not developed.
The lack of funds of the university for the continuation of optimization and equipping the material and technical base with high-tech modern equipment that meets international standards.
The need for a building to modernize the University's Scientific Library in accordance with modern requirements of library service standards.
Decrease in the number (on separate specialties and total absence) of state educational grants for the specialties of magistracy and doctoral studies of the University.


The following conceptual directions of work are defined:


  • cooperation with Nazarbayev University and Nazarbayev intellectual schools in the sphere of transfer of educational technologies;
  • improvement of the mechanism of development of academic mobility of students and teachers (external and internal);
  • the professional development of teachers and university staff through scientific internships in leading universities in the world;
  • updating the programs of disciplines taking into account practical skills training and obtaining practical skills for students, increasing the number of experimental sites of the university and branch departments, improving educational programs involving social partners and employers;
  • expanding the use of innovative learning technologies and the potential of online learning;
  • expansion of partnerships with foreign organizations, with leading universities and research institutes of near and far abroad for the creation of international research teams and joint research in the field of fundamental and applied problems;
  • participation in international programs and joint educational and scientific projects of the European Union;
  • strengthening vocational guidance work;
  • to integrate educational, scientific and innovative activities, a system of commercialization of scientific research will be created.

Assessment of main external and internal factors

1. External factors:

  • lack of targeted financing programs to improve the competitiveness of HEIs;
  • there is no real interaction between the labor market and the university system in training personnel for an innovative economy.

2. Internal factors:

  • weak use of modern "managerial innovations";
  • there is no sufficiently strong employment service for graduates, the career growth of university graduates is poorly monitored;
  • the contingent of university students is steadily decreasing, which indicates a weak career-oriented work at the university.

Strategic direction 2. Development of science

The development of science is concentrated on 5 priority areas: the country's intellectual potential, energy, information and telecommunication technologies, the science of life, deep processing of raw materials and products. Currently in Sh.Ualikhanov KSU it successfully implemented 2 projects won in the competitions of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for grant and program-target financing, in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan competition, 1 scientific project within the framework of public-private partnership. Within the framework of international cooperation, 4 scientific projects are being implemented with Russia (the Republic of Khakassia) and Great Britain (British Council).
The region's needs are focused on applied scientific research of scientists of the Agrarian Technical Institute S.Sadvakassova, on the basis of which the laboratory of selection and seed production functions. In the educational and scientific-production complex "Elite" our scientists conducted experimental scientific research on the zoning of more than 160 varieties of grain and oilseeds.
The effectiveness of scientific research of teachers and university staff is confirmed by publications, certificates of state registration of rights to copyright objects. At the university there is an increase in activity in the preparation of articles with the impact factor, in the preparation of monographs, in obtaining evidence of copyright. In total, in 2016, the University's teachers published 17 monographs, 17 articles with non-zero and high impact factor in the journals included in the ISI Web of Knowledge database, received 5 certificates of registration of copyright and related rights.
An important "point of growth" in the scientific sphere of the university is attraction to scientific searches and development of young people.
In 2016, students and young scientists of Sh. Ualikhanov KSU took 16 prize places in competitions of scientific works of various levels.
In the Republican competition of research works of students 43 works took part. 8 prize places were received: one - first place, three - second and four - third places.

According to the results of the republican competition for the best scientific work of students "Scientists of the Future" organized by the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the winner was the fourth-year student of the specialty "Agronomy" Unaibekova Aigul.
According to the results of the Republican contest "Best course work" among students of 6 universities (Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, Kostanai, Petropavlovsk, Kokshetau), held by the International Development Center "Platon" in March this year in Aktobe, our students took 1- Second -and 2 third place.
With a view to enhancing scientific activity and its effective coordination, the University has a Scientific and Technical Council and a Council of Young Scientists and Students whose work is aimed at the successful development of the integration of science and education in the training of highly qualified and competitive specialists.

New vectors for the development of science, defined in the "Kazakhstan-2050" Strategy, are set:

  • active development of research activities of the university;
  • integration with the foreign scientific community, participation in large-scale international projects;
  • the real contribution of science to the economy, the cooperation of science and business.
  • The following conceptual directions of the work of the Sh.Ualikhanov KSU are defined.:
  • cooperation with Nazarbayev University in the sphere of transfer of scientific technologies and experience in the commercialization of scientific developments;
  • attraction of foreign investments and business structures to the financing of scientific research, introduction of innovative projects into production;
  • commercialization of scientific research of university scientists, creation of experimental and design organizations, technology parks, business incubator of commercialization of scientific research on the basis of the university;
  • strengthening research capacity of universities;
  • the formation of scientific schools in the priority areas of science, ensuring the development of fundamental and applied scientific research;
  • implementation of scientific projects involving private enterprises, foreign scientists, organizations, including with the involvement of representatives of the Kazakh diaspora abroad, the implementation of scientific and technical programs;
  • establishment of links with production for testing of student's scientific developments, with the corresponding Centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan for mutual exchange of experience in the student scientific environment;
  • improvement of the scientific and professional qualifications of the faculty through the passage of scientific and production internships, refresher courses;
  • increasing the effectiveness of students' participation in SRWS by involving them in research on priority areas of science; carrying out the activities of the SRWS of a competitive nature.

Analysis of main problems

There is a gap between science and education, as a result - scientific results are not concentrated in the sphere of education, young specialists are not involved in scientific research.
The material and technical base of science is one of the most important components of the university's scientific potential, which makes it possible to carry out research and development. In order to improve the scientific potential of the university, it is necessary to significantly improve the material and technical base, the content of science, equipping it with modern scientific equipment and instruments.
The modern system of training scientific personnel through doctoral studies (PhD) presupposes fundamental educational, methodological and research training and in-depth study of disciplines in the relevant areas of science for the system of higher and postgraduate education and the scientific field. To improve the efficiency of training of scientific personnel, it is necessary to train specialists in targeted doctoral studies, taking into account the need for scientific personnel in the region.

Assessment of main external and internal factors

1. External factors:

  • low volume of commercialization of scientific developments;
  • lack of financial support among economic entities in the region and the country;
  • a low level of scientific results in comparison with other developed countries (according to publications in rating scientific journals).

Internal factors:

  • age contingent among doctors and candidates exceeds 50 years;
  • insufficient material and technical and financial provision of scientific infrastructure;
  • low competitiveness of the human resources potential of science.

Strategic direction 3. Youth policy

The priority task of the state is to create conditions for the self-realization of youth and the formation of its competitiveness.
The University has developed a comprehensive program for the implementation of the State Program for the patriotic education of youth. The system of patriotic education provides for: the study and propagation of state symbols; military-patriotic education; increasing the role of student and youth organizations; activity of mass media; functioning of the state language; family values, etc.
Annually events are held to promote the state symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan, such as the contest "Best curator of the year", "Dedication to students", "Independence Day", "Teacher's Day", etc. With the participation of youth public associations and the Youth wing "Zhas Otan" on clarifying the content and application of state symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Special lectures, thematic seminars and talks are held on the subject of popularization of state symbols, sociological research on the patriotic consciousness of students, scientific and practical conferences, they publish articles in the university newspaper Alau and other city and regional mass media.
The Decade of Law, the Week of Legal Education, meetings with representatives of state bodies and law enforcement organizations, conferences and seminars have become traditional. The office of legal advice for students is constantly working. Five information and propaganda groups from among religious scholars and historians have been created to prevent religious extremism and non-traditional religious movements.
An important direction of the youth policy of the University is multicultural education, strengthening of interethnic harmony. In Sh.Ualikhanov  KSU it has been working for more than 6 years Student Assembly "Atameken", which unites representatives of students of 20 nationalities. Taking into account the university's multicultural environment, the faculties, the youth committee, the student dean's office, the interethnic cultural center hold contests for language skills, folk art exhibitions, national dish contests and others.
In the implementation of educational activities, a special place is occupied by the search for the most effective ways to attract students' attention, awakening their activity and increasing the effectiveness of pedagogical influence. One of the forms of professional and creative self-realization was the university festival - Shokan zholdyzdary. Over the years, the festival has established itself as a landmark event. In a serious competitive struggle, students strive to show their talents in various nominations. "Shokan zholdyzdary." As a result of the academic year, honors students, athletes, student activists, fighters of construction teams, participants in national festivals. In 2016, there were 20 students actively engaged in social and cultural activities.
In KSU more than 17 clubs of interests, more than two dozen creative teams, working on the basis of the music and art studio, have been created.
Actively developing forms of student organizations, such as: the Alliance of Students of Kazakhstan; student councils of faculties; student dean's office; Student assembly of the people of Kazakhstan "Atameken"; KVN KSU; charity funds "Shapagat", "Qamqor"; student construction teams, detachments "Zhasyl El"; debating clubs "Ziyatker", "Al'gyr", "Kokshe"; student creative center "Kazakh ainasy"; club "Qyz Zhibek"; sports club "Spartak"; club "Shokan Aruy" and many others.
The University has a music and art studio that provides an excellent opportunity to study in the field of music and art education, improve the knowledge, skills, , aesthetic feelings and needs, develop creative activity, participate in inter-regional and national competitions. To date, the music and art studio has the following areas: a dance art school; school ensemble of folk instruments; school of vocal art and choral singing; school of theatrical art.
In addition, the university provides consulting, information and analysis, training, social and other services for young people: psychological services; Internet cafe; library halls; medical point "Arasan"; sports and recreation complex "Tulpar"; student canteens, student nutrition center; sports and health-improving complexes; granting of discounts and privileges for visiting theaters, cinemas, museums, etc.
The university is guided by the principle "A healthy lifestyle of the younger generation is a strong, courageous and beautiful country. The good health of the student is the basis for excellent study. "
The University has 18 sports sections, which employs more than 1,000 students. The presence of a modern sports facilities allows the KSU to hold competitions with the participation of university students in the city, region, republic. Annually more than 20 sports events are held at the University, among them: the inter-faculty sports contest of students in seven sports, the Games "Abiturient", "Freshman", "Health" with the participation of faculty, staff and undergraduates.
Their traditions have developed at the university in the field of environmental and labor education, which provides for the formation of students ethically responsible attitude to nature, interest in labor.
Considering the great socioeconomic and political significance of the movement of student construction teams, in order to implement the republican program "Zhasyl El", the SSO headquarters operates at the KSU, on the basis of which more than ten student construction and youth labor and pedagogical groups are formed annually, uniting more than 800 people.
Along with patriotism, respect for the elders, the altruism of student youth, such unshakable qualities as kindness, care, understanding, indifference, willingness to help come to life. Students of the university participate in charitable actions, carry out patronage over children's homes of Akmola region.
Students receive social assistance in various areas: this is a preferential residence in a hostel, material assistance, benefits for cultural events, free meals, incentive tours to Tulpar and Arasan.
In order to implement state youth policy and patriotic education, to ensure a wide coverage of young people with information and organizational work, the University carries out close interaction with state bodies, public organizations and associations, funds.

The following conceptual directions of work are defined:

  • propaganda and information support of the "Kazakhstan-2050" Strategy;
  • formation of the Kazakhstan patriotism, increase of civic activity of youth;
  • formation of religious consciousness, corresponding to the traditions and cultural norms of the country, prevention of extremism, terrorism, national and confessional intolerance;
  • propaganda and formation of a healthy lifestyle among university students;
  • activization of student activity in university management.