ASTANA – The International Information Technologies University (IITU) in Almaty obtained March 5 international accreditation of the ASIIN (Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics) for five years. It is the first such accreditation among universities in Kazakhstan.
In 2016, to ensure the quality of education, the university applied for institutional accreditation to the ASIIN, Germany. During 2017, the university team analysed its work and prepared a report for the expert committee. The accreditation committee approved the institutional accreditation.
“For the first time in the history of universities in Kazakhstan, the IITU received an international institutional accreditation for five years. During two years, the university team prepared a report for the expert committee of the ASIIN. According to the decision of the committee, the IITU became the only institution of higher education in Kazakhstan that received institutional international accreditation,” reported the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science.
According to University Rector Damir Shynybekov, the ASIIN assesses the quality of universities’ activities and recognises its compliance with European standards and criteria.
“Accreditation of IITU… means that we create transparent educational programmes and ensure their diversity. We try to be international, comply with international higher education institutions and improve the competitiveness of our graduates in the global labour market,” he said.
“The university received the decision from the ASIIN Accreditation Committee, which states that the ASIIN experts confirm that the IITU guarantees fulfilment of institutional, procedural and cultural requirements for good teaching and successful learning. The IITU is constantly progressing and developing in the right direction and currently it demonstrated the fulfilment of all the requirements of the agency. After reviewing the evaluation of the expert committee, the Accreditation Committee came to the following decision: the IITU fulfilled all the requirements and was accredited until Sept. 30, 2023,” said the IITU.
The IITU is an educational institution in Almaty that trains IT specialists. The university was created in 2009 in cooperation with iCarnegie Business School, an affiliate of the Carnegie Mellon University.