Mr. Nunzio Quacquarelli, President and Founder of QS Quacquarelli Symonds international rating agency
The QS Rating Agency has published the results of the audit, verification and validation conducted by QS at Narxoz University over the past 6 months. As a result, Narxoz received a maximum rating of “5 stars” for quality of education, inclusive environment, employment and career prospects of graduates, which puts the university on a par with such “5 stars” universities as Central Queensland University (Australia), City University of Hong Kong, University of Glasgow, Loughborough University (UK). The overall rating of Narxoz is Very Good (4 out of 5 stars).
The ranking of universities is carried out according to the methodology of QS Stars program, i.e. according to 30 indicators in eight categories. According to official QS data, only 110 universities in the world have 4 stars. Narxoz became the 111th university to receive high recognition from the QS agency. In contrast to the global ranking, the QS Stars audit program is conducted based on not only quantitative indicators of the university, but also qualitative indicators.
“QS Stars methodology audit is an independent assessment of university’s work by an international rating agency, and the stars assigned based on the audit results are an internationally recognized quality mark of the university,” – explained Sergey Khristolyubov, Regional Director of QS.
“The high rating in QS Stars is an international recognition of correct line of development of Narxoz University. We focus on bringing the quality of education to the leading international standards, as well as creating a comfortable learning environment and infrastructure development, increasing contribution to the society and improving the career prospects of graduates. Today, the work of our team was duly appreciated at the level of top foreign universities,” – said Miras Daulenov, President of Narxoz University.
During the audit, QS agency conducted surveys among our students and graduates, regularly held working meetings and consultations on individual indicators of the university’s activity, and checked and clarified data provided.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate the management, the teaching staff and all students of Narxoz University with a very good result – 4 stars, obtained as a result of a comprehensive audit of a higher educational institution according to the QS Stars methodology,” – explained Sergey Khristolyubov, Regional Director of QS . “This rating is the result of high professionalism and well-coordinated work of the university team, combined with the support of students and graduates during surveys.”
Narxoz University has adopted the Strategy-2030 with such key priorities as quality of knowledge, talented students and connection with the real world.
“The audit showed that the strengths of the university’s work are quality of teaching, employment prospects after graduation and inclusiveness of educational environment,” – Sergey Khristolyubov emphasized.
Participation in international accreditations and ratings is one of the key directions of strategic development of Narxoz University. In 2022, the university completed a large-scale reconstruction of its campus, and was also recognized as the best private university in Kazakhstan in the British Times Higher Education Impact Ranking and was noted in the QS Asia ranking along with the best Asian universities. Moreover, in 2022, the university received unconditional European institutional FIBAA accreditation, which enabled the recognition of diplomas of Narxoz University throughout the European higher education area.
Since 2007, the Verny Capital Group of companies has been engaged in the systemic transformation of Narxoz University, paying special attention to improving academic quality and renewal of infrastructure. This is part of the group’s social investment program. The University is a non-profit organization, which invests all its operating profits in further development of the university.