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In order to train teachers for the eastern region of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, under the Resolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Council of Ministers dated 5/7/1952 № 17027-P, the Semipalatinsk Pedagogical Institute was transferred to the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and on its base Ust-Kamenogorsk Pedagogical Institute (UKPI) was created.
In 1991, post-graduate courses in 3 specialties were established at the university: "Pedagogy", "Chemistry", "Philosophy"; in 1992 - "History". The first post-graduates to complete the programs were in 1994.
In 2003, under the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 3, 2003, the East Kazakhstan State University was named after Sarsen Amanzholov - a prominent scientist, linguist-Turkologist, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. The university was named the Republican State Enterprise "S.Amanzholov East-Kazakhstan State University".
EKSU became a member of the Eurasian Association of Universities.
In 2009, the University signed the Great Charter of Universities, bringing together over 600 universities in the world, carrying out training on credit technology of education (the Bologna process). The University is a member of five international Associations of universities: the Eurasian Association of Universities (1995); International Academy of Higher School (1998); the Great Charter of Universities (2009); International Coordination Council "Our Common Home - Altai" (2011); Association of Asian Universities (2013).
Sarsen Amanzholov East-Kazakhstan State University – is one of the leading educational, scientific, methodological and cultural centers of the country’s Eastern region.
The University provides a wide range and high quality of educational services, using new learning technologies and expanding the base of scientific research of the departments. University graduates are in demand and successfully compete in the labor market, working in various sectors of Kazakhstan's economy and foreign countries.
The structure of the University (since 2015) includes: 4 faculties (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Technology; Faculty of Economics and Law, Faculty of Psychology, Education and Culture, Faculty of History, Philology and International Relations) and 19 departments. At 4 faculties, there are 45 Bachelor programs, 30 Master programs and 3 Doctoral programs. The university employs more than 400 highly qualified teachers, among them - 19 doctors and over 150 candidates of sciences and PhDs.
In order to integrate education and business with the scientific activities of the University, the following new research and scientific-educational units were established.
In the 2013-2014 academic year: "Altaytanu" Research Centre; "Nazarbaevtanu" Reseach Educational Centre; Center of Russian science and culture; Center of Student Initiatives; Creative Laboratory named after academician Zaki Akhmetov within the framework of events dedicated to the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the honored scientist of literature, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Philology Zaki Akhmetov.
In the 2014-2015 academic year: the Branch of Ch.Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology; courtroom; office of the correctional service; "Ziyatker" Research and Educational Center; Museum of Education of the East-Kazakhstan Region; Center for International Project G-Global Implementation in order to implement G-Global international project and the Social Movement for the energy of the future "G-Global-EXPO-2017".
In the 2015-2016 academic year: Phyto-chemistry Laboratory as a part of the research project "Identification of essential oils of higher vascular plants of East Kazakhstan", funded by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Centre for Development of Students and Young Scientists’ Research.
Activities of the University units are based on the long-term and short-term planning:"Development Strategy of S.Amanzholov EKSU for 2015-2020" approved by the decision of S.Amanzholov EKSU Academic Council dated 13 October, 2014 and work plans of the educational and administrative departments of the university. The Development Strategy defined University mission and vision.
University mission: to ensure the leading role of the University in the international scientific and educational environment, in training competitive specialists for the innovative development of Kazakhstan.
University vision: The University in the innovative development of Kazakhstan is positioning itself as a research and educational center, part of the ranking of the best country’s and world’s universities.
"Development Strategy of S.Amanzholov EKSU for 2015-2020", Action Plan to implement the "Development Strategy of S.Amanzholov EKSU for 2015-2020" were corrected due to changes in the "Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan" and changes relating to the progress of the State Program of Education Development indicators up to 2020.
Modernization of educational process
In 2014, University designed the plan to introduce the principles of SMART-University and carried out preparatory work: technical regulations of the University documents were approved; there is internal electronic document management system; the systems of information and educational portal of the University, and distant educational technology training are activated; seminars and coaching with the heads of departments, deans of faculties on the development of educational programs and their transfer to the electronic format are held; the quality of design and implementation of programs and Electronic Subject Portfolios are systematically monitored; a long-term plan for the development of the departments and faculties in the context of the development of SMART-University is made.
In 2014, transition plan for the University autonomy and introduction of management principles was made.
The university provides training to students from neighboring countries and abroad (Mongolia, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, etc.).
Main directions of research and innovation
Research at EKSU is carried out on the basis of Testing Center for Physical and Chemical Research (National Research Laboratory for collective use, Educational Research Center "Ecology"), "Altaytanu" Research Center; "Nazarbaevtanu" Research Educational Center; Centre for Proficiency Development, "Ziyatker" Research and Educational Center; and university departments.
Main research areas of the University:
Evaluation of the effectiveness of R & D indicators at EKSU is made through research funding, participation of the teaching staff and students in research activities and publication activity of teaches, staff, undergraduates and students.
The research work of the university is aimed at the development of fundamental and applied research, and innovation activities in priority areas of scientific and technological development, approved by the Higher Scientific and Technical Commission: Biotechnology; the science of life; physical and mathematical studies; information and technological research; natural science research; humanities and social sciences; nuclear technology; energy; deep processing of raw materials and others.
In order to promote and publicize student research, University uses the following types of activities: writing essays, term papers and dissertations; organizing annual scientific competitions among students, such as "The granite of science", "Zhas Talap", "Best faculty in organizing student research", "Best student scientific club of the year", "Best student in specialty"; participation in scientific conferences at university, regional, national and international levels; publication of scientific papers under supervising of teachers and researchers of the University; participation in regional, national and international competitions, contests, festivals, etc.
Every year, students of the University are the winners of contests, competitions and conferences at various levels. Scientific clubs play an important role in training students, future professionals. Since 2015, there are 42 scientific clubs at the University.
International cooperation aimed at the integration of the university into the world educational community, participation in the authoritative interstate organizations, collaboration with leading universities of neighboring countries and abroad.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, the university signed 71 international agreements. Among EKSU partners, there are universities of neighboring countries and abroad: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Turkey, Germany, Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, China, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Mongolia, the United States.
A key focus of international cooperation is implementation of joint educational programs designed to provide students internship opportunities in foreign universities and receive two diplomas. University has agreements on the programs of double-diploma education with universities in South Korea (Dzhiongsan National University, Chengdzhu University), China, Poland (Adam Mickiewicz University, Wroclaw University), and the Russian Federation (I.Polzunov Altai State University, Altai State University, etc.).
With the new contacts with the universities of the USA, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, South Korea (agreements on academic mobility), EKSU students and faculty have the opportunity to go to study in the framework of academic mobility.
The University is a member of five international organizations: the Eurasian Association of Universities, the International Academy of Higher Education, the Great Charter of Universities, International Coordination Council "Our Common Home - Altai", the Association of Asian Universities.
Career Guidance – is one of the leading directions of the university activities to ensure the formation of high-quality contingent of students. Organizing career guidance at the University is carried out by the Centre for marketing and pre-university training in partnership with faculty deans, departments and teachers of the University. In 2014, memorandum on cooperation between S. Amanzholov EKSU and the Department of Education of the East-Kazakhstan region (EKR DE) was signed.
New forms of cooperation with educational institutions of the East-Kazakhstan region are developing:
For closer cooperation, together with EKR DE, basic, supportive and contact university schools are defined, Olympiads for schoolchildren are held.
School subject city and regional competitions, conducted by the University include the competitions in Chemistry, Kazakh language (with international participation), English, Biology, Mathematics and Physics, "Educational assorti"; Performing Arts Competition "Talents of the East" and others.
University carries out additional creative tests for entrants to teaching majors, the competition of creative written works "I choose teaching profession". The competition Regulation includes studying analytical, predictive, projective, reflective abilities of applicants, as well as organizational and communication skills. Contestants are tested for three languages - Kazakh, English and Russian.
Effective forms of work for targeting school graduates at the specialties of the University include the annual "branded" career guidance activities of faculties and departments: Faculty Open Days, Specialist Days, "Chemical Kaleidoscope", "Psychological Marathon", "Environmental brain-ring" and others.
Competitions and festivals are traditionally held at the University: "Miss EKSU-2015", "Student Spring", "Talents of freshmen", "Dance Battle", the university championship in eSports, in the form of computer game "Counter-strike" and others.
Students participate in socially significant projects implemented by "Zhas Otan" Youth Committee, "The League of erudite youth", such as "Zhastar Otanga!", "Future - in our hands", "Youth - for healthy lifestyle", "Zhemқorlyққa Jol zhoқ" "Қan tapsyryp Adam өmіrіn saқta" "With diploma - to the village," Students' Youth Building Labor Group, "Zhasyl el," etc.
High athletic achievements - are the indicators of active life position of S.Amanzholov EKSU students and teachers. Gyms are widely used for sports clubs as well as to conduct actions in support of Healthy Life Style - "Youth - for healthy lifestyle", etc. There are currently 21 sports sections: football, volleyball, arm wrestling, badminton, winter and summer President’s all-around, athletics, sports orienteering, basketball, weights, etc.