Kazakh universities in QS Ranking

Kazakhstan is ranked 37th in the list of 75 countries with the strongest higher education systems. This was announced at the international QS Worldwide conference held in Moscow. The rating was done by British company, QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The company is considered as one of the most influential companies in the world. Russia became the leader among the Commonwealth of Independent States and took 15th place in the ranking. Ukraine and Belarus were ranked 44th and 49th, respectively. The top three ratings are the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. The list includes eight Kazakh universities. The ranking identifies the world’s top universities on indicators such as the quality of teaching, reputation, citation index, the number of foreign students and teachers.

NUNZIO QUACQUARELLI, FOUNDER, QS QUACQUARELLI SYMONDS:

 - In our ranking you see that Kazakh universities are continuing to develop and improve. In the last 14 years, we are producing QS Rankings. Kazakh universities have shown fairly continual improvement.

YERLAN SYDYKOV, RECTOR, GUMILYOV EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:

 - Eight universities in Kazakhstan entered this rating which is a very big achievement. If the university enters the list of 1,000 universities it means that the university has entered the top list. In order to take the first spot in this rating, it is necessary to move forward and work hard. Now we must further improve our indicators.