With the support of the Aktobe region’s city council, Heriot-Watt University will open a branch at the K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University, QazMonitor reports.
Higher education minister Sayasat Nurbek traveled to Scotland on a working visit during which he signed a three-way memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Kazakhstan, Herriot-Watt University, and K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University.
Two months ago, the head of Heriot-Watt, a university based in Edinburgh, visited Aktobe and met with the representatives of the partner school.
Heriot-Watt will offer three undergraduate degree programs—”Oil and Gas Business”, “Electric Power Engineering", and "Computer Engineering"—which are all high-demand professions in the region.
The partnership between the universities is aimed at the joint training of domestic technical and IT specialists. Students completing the training will be issued dual diplomas from Heriot-Watt University and K.Zhubanov Aktobe University. Specialties will be taught according to the British standard and the quality will be monitored by Heriot-Watt University.
Admission of applicants will begin in the next academic year.