Month: June 2023


– Narxoz University included in prestigious QS World University Rankings for the first time

– Placed at #1201-1400, Narxoz scored highly on employment outcomes, academic reputation, citations per faculty and international faculty

– Follows further recent recognition from QS Stars and the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

 Narxoz University, a leading private university in Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the QS World University Rankings.

Placed at #1201-1400, this is the first time that Narxoz University has been included in the prestigious rankings, which cover almost 1,500 institutions from around the world. The rankings are based on a range of factors, with Narxoz scoring highly on employment outcomes, academic reputation, citations per faculty and international faculty.

Narxoz University Campus

This recognition builds on Narxoz’s recent successes, when earlier this month the university became the 111th university to receive 4 stars out of 5 (“Very Good”) from QS Stars, based on a qualitative and quantitative assessment.

In June, Narxoz was also ranked in British publication Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2023 at 601-800 for the quality of its education. The ranking includes 1,591 universities from 112 countries, which are evaluated on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This performance reflects the international opportunities the university offers through its partnerships with renowned institutions including Penn State University, Mykolas Romeris University, and Coventry University. Narxoz University is a non-profit organization, supported by its sole shareholder Bulat Utemuratov, with all proceeds reinvested into the university.

Miras Daulenov, the President of Narxoz University, commented: “Inclusion by QS reaffirms that Narxoz is on the path towards academic excellence. We are focused on delivering quality education to the highest international standards, providing the best facilities for study and opportunities for student advancement. This result is evidence of our rapid progress.”

Sergei Khristoliubov, QS Regional Director, said: “Congratulations to the management, faculty and students of Narxoz University on their entry in the ranking of the best universities in the world – QS World University Rankings. This is a significant milestone in Narxoz’s history and a result of the hard work of its amazing team. We wish you every success in your ambitions plans and educational projects.”

SOURCE Narxoz University

Kazakhstan Tennis Federation: Kazakh Tennis Player Wins Prestigious ATP 500 title, Soars in World Rankings

Kazakhstan’s No. 1 and the leader of the national men’s team, Alexander Bublik, has won a prestigious Terra Wortmann Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany.

In the final, Bublik defeated the world’s No. 7, Russian Andrey Rublev, in a hard-fought match – 6:3, 3:6, 6:3. The game was played on grass and lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes. Bublik has aced 21 times and won two break points out of six.

Alexander Bublik with the Terra Wortmann Open Cup.   Source: Terra Wortmann Open Tournament
Alexander Bublik with the Terra Wortmann Open Cup. Source: Terra Wortmann Open Tournament

Bulat Utemuratov, President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, commented on Bublik’s success by saying: “Congratulations to Alexander Bublik on the next step in his tennis career – the first ATP 500 title. He achieved a great victory for himself and for the sake of tennis development in our country, as he is a role model for the younger generation.”

It is a second major career ATP singles title for the Kazakh tennis player and his first success at an ATP-500 tournament.

With the Terra Wortmann Open victory, he climbed to his highest-ever 26th place in the ATP rankings. His earlier highest ranking was No 30 achieved in February 2022.

Mr Utemuratov also noted “On his way to the final match, [Bublik] took over some very strong opponents, and in the final, with a maximum effort, he defeated world’s No 7, Andrey Rublev. I wish our No 1 player, Alexander Bublik, further success and new achievements!”


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