Accreditation and Licensing division

Accreditation and Licensing division

Head of Accreditation and Licensing division

Manarbek Gulden

 

Tel.: +7(727) 377-33-33 (int. 1459)

Е-mail: Gulden.Manarbek@kaznu.kz

 

Accreditation and licensing division is a part of the Center for Accreditation and Quality of Educational Programmes. Main purpose of the division is preparation of the documents for acquiring licenses, monitoring of their compliance with relevant licensing requirements and improvement of the educational services and educational programs quality through institutional and specialized accreditation.

 

Main functions of the division:

  • Implementation of procedures for accreditation and licensing of educational programmes;
  • Interaction with international and national accreditation agencies and organizations;
  • Planning and implementation of activities for the accreditation and licensing of educational programs, making proposals to the working group for accreditation, administration and the Academic Council on the possibility of accrediting new educational programs;
  • Submission of applications for institutional and specialized accreditation and for obtaining a licenses for new educational programs;
  • Organization of work on preparing a self-assessment reports and a packages of licensing documents in conjunction with faculties;
  • Accompanying the procedure for the on-site visit of experts from accreditation agencies for conducting an external evaluation;
  • Carrying out consultations and seminars faculty and departments staff on questions of accreditation and licensing, being in the competence of service;
  • Preparation of information, analytical and other materials for the participants of the accreditation process;
  • Placement of materials concerning accreditation and licensing issues on the divisions website;
  • Participation in courses, seminars, conferences on accreditation and licensing of educational programs;
  • Intra-university monitoring and monitoring of the implementation of the preparation of self-assessment reports on educational programs;
  • Collection, processing, analysis of information and data on new educational programs from faculties for obtaining state licenses.              

 

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University cooperates with such international accreditation agencies as ACQUIN, ASIIN, AQA, FIBAA on the basis of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 27, 2007 No. 319-III "On Education" (as amended as of July 04, 2018) (Article 9-1) and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 5, 2008 No. 61-IV "On accreditation in the field of conformity assessment" (as amended as of March 29, 2016). These organizations are members of international associations and networks for quality assurance ENQA, ECA, CEENQA, INQAAHE, EUA, EQAR.


Accreditation is the result of evaluating an educational program or higher education institution in accordance with quality standards. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure the quality and assess the compliance of the organization of education and educational programs with European standards (ESG 2015) and to ensure market transparency.

 

As of September 1, 2020, 241 educational programs (bachelor's degree-76, master's degree-91 and doctoral degree-74) successfully passed a specialized accreditation.


The main activities of the Service for Accreditation and Licensing of Educational Programs include the following:

  • Implementation of accreditation and licensing procedures for educational programs
  • Interaction with international and national accreditation agencies within the framework of institutional and specialized accreditation;
  • Planning and implementation of measures for accreditation and licensing of educational programs, making proposals for the university management on the possibility of accreditation of new educational programs;
  • Submission of applications for institutional and specialized accreditation;
  • Advising faculties on improving the quality of educational programs and preparing self-assessment reports for successful accreditation in accordance with European Quality Standards.
  • Conducting consultations and seminars for faculty staff and departments on accreditation and licensing issues within the competence of the service;
  • Support of the external audit procedure of experts of international and national accreditation agencies for external evaluation within the framework of institutional and specialized accreditation;
  • Organization of external meetings and interviews of the expert group of accreditation agencies with the University management, faculty, employers and students;
  • Intra-university monitoring and control of the activities of the university faculties and departments to implement recommendations and eliminate comments provided by accreditation agencies;
  • Coordination of meetings of experts from different fields of activity, with representatives of research institutes within the framework of international accreditation of educational programs.
  • Support of the members of the Committee for Control in the Field of Education and Science during the period of post-licensing control of educational programs

 

Year

Bachelor

Master

Ph.D.

Total

2014/15

22

26

18

66

2015/16

41

51

33

125

2016/17

59

67

51

177

2017/18

71

81

53

205

2018/19

81

91

66

238

2019/20

76

91

74

241

Сведения об институциональной аккредитации вуза

Name of the accreditation organ

Beginning

Ending

Certificate

Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in educateion "IQAA"

01.04.2014

31.03.2019

НАОКО

Agency for Recognition and Quality Assurance in education"ARQA"

30.05.2019

29.05.2024

ARQA