28 February 2018
Meeting with Galimkair Mutanov, Rector of the Al Farabi Kazakh National University

During the meeting, the issues of developing the University's scientific potential and training the personnel in accordance with the priority areas of the "New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" Address were discussed.

The Head of State, noting the results of the University's activity, focused on the role of higher education institutions in training young professionals adapted to the conditions of global economic and technological changes.

- For a long time you have been heading one of the largest and most important universities in the country. They come here to study from abroad. The University has a high rating among other higher education institutions, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Galimkair Mutanov reported to Nursultan Nazarbayev about the results of transforming the University and adapting the educational process to modern requirements.

- Our main goal is to transform the University into an excellent research institution. This includes not only the training of leading specialists, but also the development of science and innovation. In general, universities should be the drivers of an innovative economy, the Rector said.

Galimkair Mutanov presented the information on implementing projects in the field of IT and new technologies, and said about the process of establishing interuniversity interaction as part of the IT technology park created on the basis of the University. According to the Rector, today more than 60% of the University students study natural sciences.

At the end of the meeting, the President of Kazakhstan has given a number of specific instructions.

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