STATEMENT: Narxoz University continues academic transformation in 2024

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STATEMENT: Narxoz University continues academic transformation in 2024

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan, May 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Narxoz University (the "University"), a leading non-profit university in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, today announces strong progress in its academic transformation journey during 2024, with a series of recent partnerships signed with several prestigious international universities helping to deliver on its strategic priorities.

The University has partnered with a range of leading international universities, including ESMT Berlin, Penn State University and Queen's University Belfast, and the new relationships establish new opportunities for Narxoz students and staff to deepen collaboration with peer institutions. Additionally, partnerships allow Narxoz to expand its own global impact and enhance future research opportunities.

The partnerships create a solid foundation for the University's continued academic transformation in the remainder of 2024 and beyond, which will be led from June 1 by Kanat Kozhakhmet, who succeeds Miras Daulenov. Kozhakhmet has extensive experience in leading universities in Kazakhstan in the fields of teaching, research and management. In his new position he will be responsible for the management of the University, focused on promoting academic excellence and developing research initiatives.

Marat Atnashev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: "I am pleased to announce our strong progress against our strategic priorities so far this year. Kozhakhmet's appointment will help continue our progress. Over the past three years, Narxoz University "It has rightly earned its reputation as a dynamic and modern higher education institution across the region, and I am sure this will continue to go from strength to strength."

Miras Daulenov, President of Narxoz University, commented: "It has been incredibly rewarding to lead the University during a period of rapid development. Last year we entered 7 international rankings, including the prestigious QS World University ranking, and rose from 33rd to 5th place in local rankings, and we have signed a number of international partnerships this year to ensure this continues to grow. Our work would not have been possible without the incredible efforts of colleagues, partners, students and the support of Bulat Utemuratov, for which I am immensely grateful. "The foundation has been laid and I look forward to seeing how the University continues to grow in the future."

Bulat Utemuratov, philanthropist and owner of the University said: "The transformation of the University, which began in 2007, is bearing fruit and our results this year demonstrate it, with our academic excellence beginning to shine. Our management team is made up of some of the leading professionals in the field of education. Miras Daulenov and the team have done an excellent job and I thank them for their contribution to the University. I am sure that Kanat Kozhakhmet will continue to build on this solid foundation."

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