“Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University will turn Turkestan into a common educational center of the Turkic world”.
Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University was established in 1991 on the personal initiative of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev and the basis of the Intergovernmental Agreement between Kazakhstan and Turkey in order to prepare modern highly qualified specialists from the youth of Turkic-speaking countries and is located in the spiritual center of the Turkic world - Turkestan.
During the official meeting of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev and the Prime Minister of Turkey Suleyman Demirel on May 1, 1992, the university was granted the status of an “international university”.
On October 31, 1992, the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Turkey signed the Agreement on the reorganization of the university into Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University”.
In January 2012, the Head of State signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the conditions of activities of the Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University.
An important event for the university was the assignment of a “special status” by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 15, 2020.
At present, the Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University is one of the leading multidisciplinary universities of Kazakhstan, which implements multilevel preparation of staff: higher basic education (undergraduate program), internship, graduate program, residency, and doctorate. Admission to the university is carried out on state and Turkish educational grants and a contractual basis.
The university began its training of medical specialists in higher and postgraduate education in 1992, and today it is listed in the international category of “full university”.
Educational activities at all levels are based on 153 educational programs in nine areas of education:
Art and Humanities;
Social Sciences, Journalism and Information;
Business, Management and Law;
Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics;
Information and Communication Technologies;
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction industries;
Healthcare and Social Security (medicine).
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 71 doctors, 252 candidates of sciences, 100 Ph.D. doctors work at the university. Among them, 5% are foreign teachers from Turkey and other countries.
The university consists of 10 faculties, the Higher School of Public Administration and Economics, a professional college, 5 research institutes, 3 dissertation councils for 4 educational programs of doctorate.
More than 10,000 students, interns, graduates, residents, and doctoral candidates, as well as preparatory faculty students from 19 Turkic-speaking countries, study at the university. The classes are taught in Kazakh, Turkish, Russian, and English.
Over the years of its existence, the university has trained more than 85 thousand young specialists in various areas of higher professional and postgraduate education, including from the countries of near and far abroad, who today successfully work for the benefit of their homeland.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 71 doctors, 252 candidates of sciences, 100 РhD doctors work at the university. Of these, 5% are foreign teachers from Turkey and other countries.
Education is conducted in Kazakh, Turkish, Russian and English.
The university has 10 faculties, Higher School of Public Administration and Economics , a professional college, 5 research institutes, 3 dissertation councils for 4 educational programs of doctoral studies, more than 10 thousand students, interns, undergraduates, residents and doctoral students, as well as students of the preparatory faculty from 19 Turkic-speaking countries of the near and far abroad are trained at the university.
Over the years of its existence, the university has trained more than 80 thousand young specialists in the field of higher professional and postgraduate education, including from the countries of near and far abroad, who today are successfully working for the benefit of their homeland.
1993- the staff of the university met with D.A.Konaev.
1994-The President of Turkey Suleymen Demirel formaly laid the base of Akhmet Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish university during his official visit.
2000- The congratulating ceremony of the President of RK N.A.Nazarbaev the Champion of Sidney Olympic games Bekzat Sattarkhanov.
2001- The President of RK N.A. Nazarbaev’s official visit to the university
2008- Clinical-diagnostic center of the university gave a start to its activities
2009- New building of the university was given to exploitation
2010- The President of RK and the President of Turkey formally laid the foundation of the new building of the university
2010-Our university signed the universities’ Great Charter which is the base of the Bolon Declaration
2012- Recep Tayıp Erdoğan handed in the diplomas of the students who graduated with honour
2014 University’s and former students’ day was celebrated
2015 –The President of RK N.A. Nazarbaev and the President of Turkey T.R.Erdogan met with the students and the teaching staff
2016 -The Prime-minister K.Masimov and the Vice Prime-minister Dariga Nazarbaeva’s visit to the university. The problems in the sphere of educational were discussed at the meeting.
Назначен ректором Международного казахско-турецкого университета имени Ходжи Ахмеда Ясави профессор Болатбек Серикбайулы Абдрасилов
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, started his first work trip from the holy city of Turkestan. During the visit, President Tokayev came to our university.
By the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 15, 2020, the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Khoja Ahmed Yassawi received a special status.
Appointed rector of the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Khoja Akhmed Yasavi Temirbekova Zhanar Amangeldinovna