Quality assurance guarantees


Relying on the best traditions of its 85-year history and active work on creating innovations, Satbayev University provides high-quality education and research that benefit society, both in Kazakhstan and in the world.

The Satbayev University model of a research university, adopted in 2015, assumes the creation of a research center, the largest in Central Asia, with a concentration of unique diagnostic and analytical equipment in it, with an active research program in such priority areas as nanotechnology, renewable energy, material science, biomedicine and convergent technologies.

To ensure the quality assurance in accordance with the adopted Development Strategy for 2022-2026, Satbayev University is working on the implementation of the following goals:

  • to provide a high-quality learning environment through the digital transformation of the university and furnishing with equipment that meets the best international standards;
  • to provide access to quality education for all Kazakhstanis by organizing an accessible environment at the university;
  • to promote close ties of the university with the industrial sector with access to the world scientific space, positively influencing both the economy of the country and the future career of graduates.

These initiatives will allow Satbayev University to meet the needs of not just the scientific community and the state, the business community and the industrial sector of the economy, but also the students. In the state economy system, Satbayev University will take the position of the center and leader in the development of innovations, new ideas and technologies, industries, thereby setting the impetus for the country’s economic growth.


Certificates and accreditations

Accreditation is an important indicator of the proposed education, providing consumers with a guarantee of its appropriate quality. It gives an official confirmation for the correspondence of the quality of the services provided to the certain requirements (by standards).

Satbayev University has the following accreditations and certificates:

  • Termless state license № KZ56LAD00005304
  • Certificate of the quality management system ISO 9001:2015
  • IKAQAE (Kazakhstan) - accreditation of the University
  • ASIIN (Germany) - 16 educational programs
  • IKAQAE (Kazakhstan) - 47 educational programs
  • NAAR (Kazakhstan) - 34 educational programs
  • KAZSEE (Kazakhstan) - 2 educational programs

In 2019, Satbayev University headed the National Best Technical Universities Rating and became the leader in the reputational rating of employers and experts.

IQAA ranking

IQAA ranking

IQAA ranking

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The university is a member of the most prestigious accreditation programs in the field of technology.

ABETАВЕТ (The Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology) - is the American National Center for the Accreditation of Engineering Programs, established in 1932. The accreditation of ABET is recognized as an engineering community of the USA, i.e. future employers, and universities offering relevant training. In 1997, after a wide public discussion, ABET formulated the engineering profession standards for the 2000s (Engineering Criteria 2000-EC2000). ABET considers only the current programs, according to which universities have prepared at least one graduate in four areas - applied sciences, engineering, technology, computer disciplines. Each of the accredited programs must undergo through periodic evaluation (every 6 years).


ASIINASIIN (Accreditation Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics / Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics) is an European agency for accrediting engineering and natural science programs. It was established in 2002 in Germany, the standards of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) are used. It is part of the European ENAEE Engineering Education Accreditation Network and the European Chemical Association of ECTNA and the EURO-INF Project in the field of informatics. The accreditation is accompanied by the assignment of the "European quality mark" EUR-ACE® Label and it is recognized by 16 countries in Europe.



IQAAIKAQAE (IQAA)  is an independent Kazakhstan agency for quality assurance in education, a non-profit organization created to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of Kazakhstani educational institutions. It participates in preparation of normative and legal acts on the assessment of education quality and accreditation of educational institutions in Kazakhstan.

IQAA is an affiliated member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and a full member of the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA).



NAARIAAR (Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating) is a national Kazakhstan accreditation agency that successfully implements the strategic policy in the field of quality assurance through independent accreditation and rating research. IAAR systematically interacts with Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic, it organizes events on international accreditation and ranking of universities. It is also a Member of APQN, Asia-Pacific Network for Quality Assurance, full member of ENQA and IREQ.



Quality Management Standard of Satbayev University

The quality management policy is strategically directed to comprehensive provision of guaranteed quality of specialists’ training.

The quality management system in Satbayev University was developed and implemented in accordance with the international standard ISO 9001: 2015, the fifth version. The application of the quality management system is a strategic decision for the university, contributing to the improvement of its performance and providing the basis for its sustainable development.

The university operates a system of monitoring the quality of education, as a result of which an internal corporate management environment has been created allowing the teaching staff to be fully involved in the process of achieving the goals for education quality.

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