Twentystudents ofKazNUAl-Farabi received scholarships of T.J.Pak steel company POSCOFoundation(Republic of Korea). At the ceremony the Secretary General ofthe South Korean companyT.J. Pak POSCO Foundation (POSCO), YoungJaeWoon, Consul of the Embassy ofKoreain Almaty, Kim Ji Man, Director of Almatybranch of thePOSCOFoundation Park KenSik, program manager,LeeHangJoon awarded the scholarships to best students of KazNU . YoungWoongJaetoldabout the activities of POSCO company, programs that are supported bythe Foundationand their results.In particular, he gave an example, that a graduate of the Faculty ofOriental Studies ofKazNUin 2005,YuliaAndreeva, thanks to the support of the Foundation has successfully graduated from the University in South Korea andgot a job inPOSCO. Today, one more student of KazNU is studying in Korea, and the Foundation has granted ascholarship of15,000U.S.D. to one of theprofessorsof the University.
"This year we mark the 20th anniversaryof establishing diplomatic relationsbetween Kazakhstanand Korea.The mutually beneficialpartnership and friendshipbetween two countriesis strengthening every year. Students ofthe KazNU- the future ofKazakhstan,and weintend to continueto offer education in the most prestigiousuniversities tothe best students"- saidYangJaeWoong.
Vice-Rector of KazNU MukhambetkaliBurkitbayev made a welcoming speech tothe distinguished guestsand students."Todaythe world economy is basedon knowledge.Our Stateallocates significantfunds for thedevelopment of educationand science.Support of our students by POSCO Foundation is a good exampleof social commitment of business companies. This is an investmentin human capital,science and education,in a bright futureof Kazakhstan ", - said the Vice-Rector.
On behalf of thestudents, the student of the 2-d year of study at Higher School of Economicsand BusinessAkmaralNarbay said"We study at the bestUniversity of thecountry.POSCO Foundation Scholarshipfor us is a pleasant surpriseand a goodincentive to have excellent results in study. We are grateful forthis attention andwill do our best to justify the trust of the Foundation ".
In 2006 theFoundationlaunched a new program"Scholarships tothe best studentsin Asian countries." In the framework of this program the studentsof 12 Universitiesin 10 countries inAsia are granted premiums.KazNU Al-Farabi is one of thefirst who signed theMemorandum of Cooperation with Foundation, under which every year the beststudents of the University are awarded special scholarships. The world's largeststeelgroupPOSCO was founded in 1968 byT.J.Pak. The Company Foundationsponsors avarietyofprograms to supportscience, cultureand education.