Satbayev University’s model of a research university, which was launched in 2015, envisages the creation of the research center, the largest in Central Asia, with a concentration of unique diagnostic and analytical equipments, with an active research program in such priority areas as nanotechnology, renewable energy, material science, biomedicine and convergent technologies.
Rector of Satbayev University (from 2016 to 2021) Iskander Beisembetov:
At the basis of our work, there should be a model of the scientific -research university that was also repeatedly voiced at the highest state level. In the issue of the transformation of Satbayev University into a research university, there are not only the interests of the government, but the university as a whole, since the research model is the only possible model where the university can develop steadily.
One of the ways to implement this model is to integrate education and science with real manufacturing. In many ways, it is international and corporate partnership that will allow the research university to become a powerful educational, research and production holding company closely connected with business, industry and management systems.”
According to the University-2025 road map for 2016-2025 years, the university should enter the top-300 best universities in the world (Times Higher Education Ranking) and implement the following goals:
- Global recognition as an educational and research university;
- Entering the top 3 research technical universities of the CIS;
- The high trust of public and private companies to conduct research within the university;
- Creation of comfortable conditions for students and researchers;
- Attracting talented and progressive entrants and teaching staff from all over the world;
- 100% employment of graduates at enterprises of Kazakhstan and abroad;
- Leadership in the training of technical specialists in accordance with international standards.
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.
The university is a member of the most prestigious accreditation programs in the field of technology.
АВЕТ (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).
ASIIN (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.
IKAQAE (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).
IAAR (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.