On 1st and 2nd June Nazarbayev University held IV graduation ceremony for students with the participation of the Head of State N.A. Nazarbayev.
This year, 811 students became graduates of the university, including 506 on undergraduate programs, 302 under the Master’s program and 3 under doctorate programs.
The largest number of undergraduate students graduated from the School of Science and Technology (195 graduates); School of Engineering (156 graduates); School of Humanities and Social Sciences (155 graduates). There are 64 graduates in master’s programs in the Graduate School of Business, 64 graduates in the Higher School of Education, 48 graduates in the Higher School of Public Policy, 33 graduates in the School of Humanitarian and Social Sciences, 18 graduates in the School of Science and Technology, 63 in the School of Engineering, 25 graduates in the School of Medicine (first graduation). In the doctoral studies – 3 graduates of the Higher School of Education. Among the most popular specialties – electrical and electronic engineering, robotics, biological sciences, political science and international relations, mathematics, etc.
Graduates of Nazarbayev University are competitive young specialists, in demand both at home and abroad. Graduates of the previous three issues are about 1800 students, including graduates-doctoral candidates of the previous issue, are successfully employed in different companies. “More than half of the graduates are employed immediately. They work in the sector of financial services, engineering, robotics, and find jobs in large consulting companies. We are pleased to observe the trend, when many of our graduates open their business. Our students work in Kazakhstan, and those who leave, continue their education. Some of students also successfully work for international companies,” – said Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University. More than 30 graduates of previous years have found their place in the labor market of Europe, North America and Asia. Among them there are graduates successfully working in such leading IT companies as Google and Microsoft, as well as Silicon Valley.