Kazakh National Medical University, established in 1930 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was granted the status of a national university by the Kazakhstani government in 2001, in recognition of its excellent academic track record. With over 11,000 national and international students, the university boasts a faculty of over 1500 specialized professors.
It has produced 17 laureates of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan and has trained more than 80,000 medical professionals in various fields. Graduates from the university hold esteemed positions in the country. The university's history dates back to 1930 when it had only one medical faculty. Today, it has evolved into a vast complex with a unique infrastructure and a modern multi-level system for the continuous education of medical professionals. The journey of the KazNMU staff has not been without its challenges, but they have persevered through innovation and growth.
The university has always been renowned for its practical training of students, which is primarily attributed to its clinics, innovative scientific and educational advancements, and collaborations with practical healthcare. It maintains its position as a leader in medical education in Kazakhstan, having been ranked first in the ARES-2017 international rating by the European Chamber of Science and Industry among medical universities, and third among universities in the country with a category A+.
Currently, KazNMU holds first place in training all specialties of bachelor's degrees in healthcare and pharmacy and first place in the national rating of medical universities and educational programs in healthcare. It also holds the top spot in the independent rating of universities in Kazakhstan, with a graduate employment rate of 96%. The university has almost 10,000 students, interns, residents, postgraduates, and doctoral students from 17 countries and 34 different nationalities. It consists of 6 faculties, 8 specialties for bachelor's degrees, 7 specialties for master's degrees, 5 internship specialties, 31 residency specialties, 4 laboratories, 7 academic buildings, and 7 dormitories, and has partnerships with 116 universities across 27 countries.