1.3. University accreditation and rankings

In 2019, al-Farabi KazNU once again successfully passed institutional accreditation. Over the course of many years, the university has been constantly ranked first among higher educational institutions of our country, based on the results of the general ranking of higher educational institutions according to the version of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Ranking (IAAR) and the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA).
Al-Farabi KazNU collaborates with international accreditation agencies such as ASIIN, ACQUIN, AQA and FIBAA. Once every three years, educational programs undergo an international accreditation. A number of educational programs of the university were awarded the European Quality Mark “Euro Label”.
In 2018, KazNU took the 10th place among the 200 universities within the Eastern Europe and Central Asia according to the QS University Rankings (QS University Rankings EECA 2018). According to the results of QS "WUR by Subject" ranking, the university entered the group of 101-150 of the best higher educational institutions in the world for the "Modern Linguistics" educational program.
KazNU takes 172nd place among 700 higher educational institutions from 78 countries in the global ranking by "UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities", which assesses environmental credentials of universities.
According to the reputable world ranking “Times Higher Education” (THE), the university has entered the group of 201-250 best universities in developing countries. This ranking considers such indicators as effectiveness of scientific and educational activities, capacity of the faculty staff, quality of research and studies being conducted, number of scientific publications and citation index, as well as results of international cooperation.
Al-Farabi KazNU is the first higher educational institution in Central Asia, which ranked 251 among 500 universities in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. This ranking is based on assessment of a university reputation among employers, of professional achievements of its graduates, of partnerships with employers, of organization of interaction between employers and students, and of its graduate employment rate.