History of the University
«Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University turns Turkestan into the educational center of Turkic world».
Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University was established on 6 June, 1991, and the first international university in Kazakhstan and the only international educational and scientific center in the Turkic world. Representatives of 32 countries study here. On 1 May, 1992, at the meeting the President of the RK Nursultan Nazarbaev and the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Turkey Suleyman Demirel gave Turkestan State University the honour “International University” . On 31 October, 1992, two governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkey signed an agreement in Ankara to rename the university into Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish university. Nowadays about 10 thousand students get education in Kazakh. Turkish, Russian, and English languages. Well educated specialists are trained on 54 bachelor , 30 MA course and 11 PhD educational programs. Our university realizes 22 educational distance learning programs. In Ankara about 4 thousand students in 11 programs study in the TurTEP center of the distance teaching . There are 4 scientific-research centers, Eurasian scientific institution, 7 scientific -research laboratory and 70 research groups at Akhmet Yassawi International Kazak-Turkish university.
The mission of the university is to educate students from Turkic speaking countries and Communities under a single roof relying on deep historical values and democratic principles. To prepare specialists that meet requirements of the modern period who are loyal to national and moral values, respectful to the human rights, that understand the importance of tolerance and friendship.