JSC “Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University” (hereinafter – KATU) was founded in 1957. It is the first university in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, and one of the largest universities of agrarian profile in Kazakhstan. The mission of KATU is the generation, introduction, distribution and application of advanced knowledge for improving the life quality as well as increasing the competitiveness of the agrarian and industrial complex and other branches of economy. According to the results of international rankings in 2012, KATU is among the 800 best universities in the world. It is one of the ten Universities in Kazakhstan involved in the National Program of Innovative Industrial Development. The participation in the Program stimulates the creation of new master educational programs, fosters the research and contributes to the development of the university laboratory facilities. The number of academic staff is 917 people, including 78 doctors of sciences, 28 PhD, 376 candidates of sciences. The general contingent of students is more than 11 thousand people. Training is carried out on three levels – bachelor, master and PHD degrees, within 85 educational programs (among them 27% of an agricultural profile) in Kazakh, Russian, and English. For the purpose of integration into the world scientific and educational space, the International Cooperation and Multilingual Education Development Center was established at KATU, coordinating the international activities and the expansion of international contacts.
Since 2014, KATU has been implementing a new strategy to reform the modern research university in the field of agriculture. The support for KATU in the implementation of the new strategy is given by the University of California in Davis (UC Davis, the USA), the world’s leading research university of an agrarian profile.
The library is an important part of the informational infrastructure of the University. In 2013, KATU library joined the University’s Library Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ULA RK). Since 2002, main functions of the library are modified and improved with the help of RFID technology and the “IRBIS” program. Today, the e-catalog includes information about the fund, new books, local and foreign documents, theses, and KATU teachers’ works. The online network of the University Library includes such resources as Scopus; Scival; ICI Web of Science; SpringerLink; CabiAbstracts; Kazakhstani Universities’ E-Library; Kazakhstan Virtual Science Library; Kazakhstani National E-Library; E-Library of “Lan” Publisher, St.Petersburg, Russia. S. Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University is involved in the following Erasmus+ projects: TradPro – Development and implementation of master’s programs in food safety, production and marketing of TRADitional food PROducts in Russia and Kazakhstan, SARUD – Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, IQAT – Enhancing capacities in implementation of quality assurance systems and typology using Bologna process principles, PAWER – Paving the way to interregional mobility and ensuring relevance quality and equity of access, and SusDev – Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development.
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