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The Kazakh-German University was founded in 1999 as a private initiative with the aim of training students according to the German standard. KGU has been the only German university in Kazakhstan and Central Asia up to present time.

In 2004 the university passed successful certification by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MES RK) and the German service of Academic Exchanges confirming high quality of training at KGU. At the same time, we received a special permit from the MES RK to implement German educational programmes.

Three years later, in 2007, 20 first-year students began studying innovative programmes which conform to the German standard. This was preceded by a lot of work and signing an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the MES RK, which states that KGU will be supported by both states.

In 2008, during the visit of the German Federal President Horst Koehler to KGU, this agreement on close cooperation between Germany and Kazakhstan was signed to improve the infrastructure of KGU. We also reached an agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden and Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau about the mutual recognition of examination results and opportunities for students with excellent academic achievements to receive bachelor degrees in Germany and Kazakhstan. And in 2012 we met the first graduates of the «Double degree» programme who finished their studies in Germany.

In 2009 and 2014 KGU passed a successful certification of the MES RK.

In 2014 KGU was accredited by the Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, and in 2015 by the Institute of Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance ACQUIN (Germany).

2018 — ACQUIN Accreditation (Germany).

2019 — Successful IAAR Institutional Accreditation.

We continuously improve our educational programmes and expand opportunities for our students so that their education at KGU will become a solid foundation for building a successful career.