International Socrates Award
The National Defense University named after Kazakhstan’s First President - the Leader of the Nation is recognized as one of the best universities in the world. Every year, the Academic Union Oxford awards the leading enterprises and scientific and educational institutions. Rectors of the world's leading universities in Europe, Asia, Africa and America participated in the event this year. At the official Socrates Award ceremony in London, Kazakhstan was represented by a delegation from the National Defense University. It is currently considered as the leader of Kazakhstan’s military education system. A special award was given to the head of the university as well. Major-General Askhat Ryspayev was awarded with the Manager of the Year distinctive badge.
ASKHAT RYSPAYEV, HEAD, KAZAKH NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY:
-This recognition imposes a certain responsibility on me and the university staff to move forward along this path as part of developing our international cooperation in the fields of education and science.
An international languages center from Shymkent also received a special award in the premises of the Institute of Directors in London.
ARDAKZHAN ZHAKENOVA, DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CENTER:
-Their recognition of the English teachers from Shymkent is very pleasing and means a lot for us.
When selecting candidates, the experts used assessment indicators and criteria such as accessibility of education, the quality of educational services, the professionalism of the faculty, technical infrastructure, as well as participation in international educational programs and prospects for international cooperation.