Today, Akim of Almaty region Marat Sultangaziyev gave a lecture to Suleyman Demirel University students.
The first Samgau Young Civil Servant School lecture held on topic “How does the administration work in practice and what impact does it have on the country’s economy?”.
Head of Department of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs in Almaty region Lyazzat Beisekulova and Karasay District Akim Zhasulan Estenov also participated in the meeting with the students.
During his speech, Akim noted that Suleyman Demirel University is the only higher education institution in this region and that youth have a great role in regional development.
“Recently, during his visit to this region, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that Konayev should become a centre for science and education, a city of student youth. We are working together with the ministry to create an ‘academic town’. Young people have an important part in regional development and plan realisation. About 100 grants will be awarded to school graduates this year. Since Konayev is growing, there will be a lot of activities to attract young people to our region,” said Marat Sultangaziyev.
Young Civil Servant School was established at an initiative of Department of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs in Almaty region. School students are assigned to mandatory training and work placements in the region’s government agencies, which will enable them to quickly adapt to a government agency in the future.
For information. Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) is one of the first private higher education institutions in Kazakhstan. It is situated in the mountainous town of Kaskelen, 20km from Almaty city center. The University was founded in 1996 and opened by the former president of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev and the ninth president of Turkiye Suleyman Demirel.
The main goal of the University’s Strategic Development Plan is to become one of the leading international universities of the country and Central Asia.
SDU started work from a small building in Almaty, then moving to Kaskelen, where 40,000 sq.m modern campus and 20,000 sq.m dormitory were founded meeting all modern requirements. Today SDU educates over 8,000 students and has 271 teaching staff.
There are four faculties at the university:
– Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences;
– Faculty of Law and Social Sciences;
– Faculty of Pedagogy and Humanities;
– Business School and Multidisciplinary Education Center.
As one of the first universities with English as a meduim of instruction, the university currently has 55 educational programs: 28 undergraduate , 20 Master’s and 7 Doctoral programs. SDU operates a trilingual education system, 62% of the educational programs taught in English, 20% in Kazakh, and 18% are available in English, Kazakh or Russian.
Training is conducted according to European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)- European system of credit accumulation and transfer.
The teaching staff are researchers and professionals of their field, who graduated from prestigious institutions of the country and abroad. The total number of teaching staff is 271, of which 20% are candidates of science, 36% PhD.