Michigan State University Among Five Foreign Universities to Open Branches in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – A branch of the Michigan State University will be opened in Nur-Sultan in 2023, among five other renowned foreign universities across Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek at an Aug. 9 government meeting.

Michigan State University. Photo credit: TheCollegePost

“We are also working on opening branches of Russian universities, as instructed by the President. A branch of M. Gubkin Russian State University has opened at Atyrau Oil and Gas University. A branch of Russia’s National Research Nuclear University MEPhI was opened in Almaty at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University,” said Nurbek.

According to the minister, this is being done to incorporate global educational standards and best practices into Kazakhstan’s educational process as part of the Quality Education – Educated Nation national project.

So far, the University of Leicester’s De Montfort Leicester branch launched in 2021 in Almaty while a branch of the University of Arizona opened in Petropavlovsk this year.


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