Narxoz University

Narxoz University (Kazakh. Нархоз университеті) is a university higher education institution in Kazakhstan providing training in economics, business, finance, and law, located in the city of Almaty. Founded in 1963, the current name since 2016. The university includes 3 schools in the areas of training, research centers, scientific and educational departments, 5 representative offices in the regions of Kazakhstan, and an economic college.

Narxoz University
Университет Нархоз
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Former name
Almaty Institute of National Economy
Kazakh State Economic University
Kazakh State Academy of Management
Turar Ryskulov New Economic University
MottoLearning today, leading tomorrow.
Established1963
RectorStanislav Buyanskiy
Students7000
Address
050035, Almaty, Dzhandosov Str., 55
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43°12′53″N 76°52′16″E / 43.2146°N 76.8711°E / 43.2146; 76.8711Coordinates: 43°12′53″N 76°52′16″E / 43.2146°N 76.8711°E / 43.2146; 76.8711
Websitewww.narxoz.kz

HistoryEdit

In 1963, the Almaty Institute of National Economy was founded in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the USSR of May 9, 1963.[1][2][3]

In 1991, the Almaty Institute of National Economy was transformed into the Kazakh State Economic University by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 1993, the KSEU was transformed into the Kazakh State Academy of Management (KSAM) by the decree of the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 1999, the Institute of Economics and Finance, a branch of the KSAM, opens in Astana (nowadays, the Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade).[4]

In 2000, the KSAM was named after Turar Ryskulov, a prominent Kazakh statesman, political and public figure and economics thinker.

In 2001, the academy was transformed into Turar Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2002, Turar Ryskulov KazEU was visited by president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The president took part in the opening ceremony of the KaxEU's Kazakh-Japanese Center for Human Resource Development and met with teachers and students of the university.[5]

In 2002, Turar Ryskulov KazEU opened an Economics College.[6]

In 2005, Turar Ryskulov KazEU became a basis for the Education and Methodology Section (EMS) for specialty groups of the Republican Education and Methodology Council for Higher and Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the same year, the KazEU began to implement international educational programs in partnership with leading universities of Russia, such as Lomonosov Moscow State University, the University of People's Friendship, as well as academic, scientific and cultural exchange programs with universities in the EU and South Korea.

As of 2006, the university has been arranging the Ryskulov's Readings international scientific forum and the annual republican education and methodology conference Continuous Economics Education: Modernization of Teaching and Methodological Support. Furthermore, this year the university opened groups at departments, where subjects are taught in English, and began to implement a Dual Degree program, i.e. joint projects with partner universities overseas.

A pilot PhD program was launched offering training in two specialties.

In 2007, the university became a member of the University Consortium of the European Union and Kazakhstan and joined the Erasmus Mundus program.

In 2009, the university became a base university of the Education and Methodology Section of the Republican Education and Methodology Council, offering five Bachelor, Master and PhD degree courses (Economics, Accounting and Audit, Finance, Statistics, Labor and Workload Organization).

In 2008, the International Business School (IBS) was opened.

In 2010, the university joined the European educational environment by signing Magna Carta.

In 2011, a department of International Educational Programs was launched with subjects taught in English. Starting from 2011, the university has been hosting Science for Business, an international scientific youth forum.

In 2011–2012, the university opened regional distance learning centers in Kyzylorda, Atyrau, Shymkent and Pavlodar.

In 2012, Grandpool, a sports complex with a swimming pool, was opened.[7]

In 2013, a regional distance learning center was opened in Semey. In the same year, the University Museum was opened after reconstruction.

On December 3, 2014, as part of the re-branding, the university changed its name to Turar Ryskulov New Economic University.

On February 2015, Krzysztof Rybinski become the rector of Turar Ryskulov New Economic University.[8]

In 2016 the university changed its name to Narxoz University.[9]

University management[10]Edit

Andrew WachtelEdit

Dr. Andrew Wachtel was appointed rector of Narxoz University in 2018. Dr. Wachtel is the author of more than a hundred academic publications and a dozen books, and is a published translator. He is a reviewer for Stanford, Cornell, Duke, Princeton, and Northwestern universities, and for Yale University Press, Routledge Publishing, The Slavic Review, SEEJ and The Russian Review. He is a full member of the US Academy of Sciences, and speaks Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, French, and Polish fluently. Prior to joining Narxoz University, Dr Wachtel served as president of AUCA (American University of Central Asia), and continues work as the head of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities. Since 2014, Dr Wachtel has been advising the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation concerning the development of higher education.

Having graduated from Harvard University (Faculty of History and Literature) in 1981, Wachtel gained his PhD from the University of California (Department of Slavic Languages and Literature) in 1987. He began his academic teaching career the following year at UCLA, as professor of Russian literature. Dr Wachtel worked for five years at Stanford University as assistant professor of Slavic language and literature. Subsequently, he spent twenty years working at one of the oldest universities in the United States: Northwestern University. In addition to teaching, he supervised master and doctoral programs at Northwestern, which included 3,500 students from eight schools.

Viktoriya TsayEdit

Viktoriya Tsay – a graduate of Harvard University, holds a master's degree in public administration and a master's degree in business administration from Maastricht School of Management. She has extensive leadership experience in international, national and private companies.

Kamilya AmenovaEdit

Kamilya Amenova – Master of Business Administration of MSU. She holds a PhD from Narxoz University. Member of the Chamber of Professional Accountants. As part of the top management, she is involved in the solutions of financial issues of Narxoz University.

Ratings and accreditationEdit

CEEMAN – The International Association for Management Development in dynamic societies, Slovenia

ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Educational programsEdit

  • 3 languages of instruction: Kazakh, Russian, English
  • 21 bachelor's degree programs
  • 16 scientific-pedagogical and applied master's programs
  • Master's programs in cooperation with European partner universities
  • 4 master's programs of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 6 programs of PhD
  • 2 programs of the Lomonosov MSU
  • 2 programs of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
  • 12 international dual-degree programs (bachelor's, master's, МВА, DВА)
  • Business-education (DBA, executive MBA, MBA, Mini MBA)
  • More than 100 PDP programs (seminars and trainings)
  • 9 programs of vocational secondary education

StructureEdit

  • Faculties and Schools: Faculty of basic training, School of economics and management, School of finance and accounting, School of applied sciences, School of international education programs
  • Postgraduate programs: Master's programs, PhD, Programs of supplementary education of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow state university
  • IBS International Business School: DBA, MBA, Executive MBA, Mini MBA programs, seminars and trainings
  • Programs of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (bachelor's and master's programs)
  • Regional centers of distance learning (in Kyzylorda, Shymkent, Atyrau, Pavlodar, Semei cities)
  • College of Economics (in Almaty and Talgar cities)
  • Master Program of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Linguistic center
  • Military training department
  • Kazakh – Japanese center for development of human resources
  • Institute for Social-economic Studies
  • Research institute for finance-bank management

Famous graduatesEdit

Karim MassimovEdit

A former prime minister of Kazakhstan and a chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan

He graduated from the University of Narxoz in 1995; the major is Finance and Credit.

Over the years, he served as the Minister of Transport and Communications, a deputy of the prime minister, assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, acting secretary of state of the Republic of Kazakhstan. One of the main achievements of Mr. Masimov as the prime minister is the introduction of e-government system, the work on improving the efficiency of the public service of citizens of Kazakhstan.


Aslan SarinzhipovEdit

A Politician, a former Minister of Education and Science

He graduated from the University of Narxoz in 1996; the major is International Economic Relations.

Aslan Sarinzhipov began his career as the administrative assistant of the executive committee of Interstate Council for Central Asia. In 1997, he joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a year later he served as the Diplomatic Attaché on Economic issues of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States. Between 2002 and 2007, he was World Bank project coordinator for Central Asia in the sphere of infrastructure, financial markets and education. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is currently the president of "Nazarbayev Fund" and a member of the board of trustees of the "Nazarbayev University"


Kenges RakishevEdit

An Entrepreneur and a venture investor. He graduated from the University of Narxoz in 2002; the major is Economics (Master's degree).

Kenges Rakishev takes the Top 7 spot in Forbes Kazakhstan annual ranking "The 50 richest people in Kazakhstan" with a capital of $718 million and Top 5 spot out of 50 influential businessmen in Kazakhstan, according to Forbes Kazakhstan annual ranking "The top 50 most influential businessmen in Kazakhstan". Mr. Rakishev is the chairman of the board of directors of the largest Kazakh commercial bank – JSC "Kazkommertsbank", the chairman of the board of directors of Industrial Holding of the SAT & Company and the chairman of the board of directors of Net Element, the first American company with the Kazakhstani capital, which is participated in the high-tech stock exchange NASDAQ. Kenges is the member of directors' board and the strategic partner of one of the biggest Russian venture funds Fastlane Ventures and he is one of the founders of the global venture fund SingulariTeam, which focuses on the startups and breakthrough technologies in the robotic industry


Daniyar AkishevEdit

Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. He graduated the University of Narxoz with honour in 1996; the major is Economics (specializing in Organization of Banking System).

In his 19 years, Mr. Akishev as a student of Narxoz University became the leading economist of the Central Asian Stock Exchange. During 1996–2003, he occupied different positions at the Research & Statistics Department of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, and during 2003–2007, he headed that Department. From 2007 to 2014, D. Akishev was appointed a deputy governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. In 2015, D. Akishev temporarily worked as an assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Aslan MusinEdit

Political figure

He graduated from the University of Narxoz in 1975; the major is Economics.

Musin began his career as the governor of Aktobe, later of Atyrau province. Over the years, he served as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan. Musin is the former Speaker of Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. He was appointed the head of the Presidential Administration, as well as the chairman of the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget.


Marat TazhinEdit

Politician, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Graduated from the University of Narxoz in 1981; the major is Economics.

Mr. Tazhin held the position of state advisor to the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was also assistant to the president for national security affairs and the head of the National Security Committee. He was the first deputy of the head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is currently the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia.[11]

Collaboration with universitiesEdit

Improving the educational process, Narxoz University is constantly working on establishing and strengthening cooperation with leading universities in Kazakhstan and worldwide. As a result of this work Narxoz students have great opportunities for learning in the partner universities and obtaining double diplomas within the framework of joint academic programs.

List of international partners:

List of Kazakhstan partners

  • Aktobe Regional State University named after K. Zhubanov
  • Kazakh National Technical University named after K. Satpayev
  • Kazakh State Women's Pedagogical University
  • Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay
  • Kazakh University of International Relations and WorldLanguages named after Abylaikhan
  • Almaty Management University
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University
  • Eurasian Technological University
  • Almaty Technological University
  • Kazakh-British Technical University
  • Turan-Astana University
  • Kazakh University of Economy, Finance and International Trade
  • Kazakh Agro Technical University named after S. Seifullin
  • East Kazakhstan State Technical University named after D. Serikbaev
  • East Kazakhstan State University named after S. Amanzholov
  • Kyzylorda State University named after Korkyt Ata
  • South Kazakhstan State University named after M. Auezov
  • Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov
  • Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering named after Sh. Yessenov
  • Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas
  • West Kazakhstan State University named after M. Utemisov
  • Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov
  • Taraz State University named after MH Dulati
  • Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualihanov
  • Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz
  • Innovative University of Eurasia
  • Atyrau State University named after H. Dosmukhamedov
  • tate University named after Shakarim
  • Zhezkazgan University named after O. Baykonurov
  • Eurasian National University named after Gumilyov
  • KARGU
  • East Kazakhstan Regional University

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