Kazakhstan Vice-Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliyev, Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov, Akim of Nur-Sultan Altay Kulginov, Chairman of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Timur Kulibayev, Director of Nursultan Nazarbayev Education Fund Dinara Kulibayeva and Chairman of Astana EXPO-2017 NC Yerbol Shormanov met with lecturers and students of the new university.
This year, the university enrolled 614 students for such programs as Information and Communication Technologies, Information Security, Telecommunications, Business and Management. The university new students are graduates from all regions of Kazakhstan, including from specialized physics and mathematics schools. Study at Astana IT University will last for three years.
“You passed a difficult exam and won an important victory. I believe the most important and brightest discoveries await you ahead. Our state has presented to us a unique building in the historical EXPO territory, where the best ideas and all kinds of innovations are implemented. Here we will implement IT-startup projects aimed at further development of the country’s economy,” said Director of Nursultan Nazarbayev Education Fund Dinara Kulibayeva, welcoming the students.
The university students will be taught by leading foreign and domestic professors, researchers and practitioners. The university has the especially arranged zones for creative work, a coworking center for startup projects, an open space area and training laboratories of CISCO, Cyber Labs, and IPMA International Project Management Certification Authority.
University partners are AIFC, Astana HUB and SAP University Alliances. Memorandums are expected to be signed soon with Huawei, ASBIS (official APPLE distributor), CISCO, Cyber Labs, IPMA International Project Management Certification Authority, 1C, HP, KPMG, Kolesa GROUP, ChocoFamily, Qaztech Ventures and Qazaq Cybersport Federation.
Being located on the territory of the EXPO Business Center, Astana IT University is intended to be an information technology training flagship using the most modern methodologies. In such a way, with the commissioning of another breakthrough project initiated by the First President, the EXPO Business Center has evolved into one of the grand-scale and most innovative clusters of our time, a global and unique ecosystem uniting business, entertainment and exhibition projects in one place with a unified architecture.