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ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan. 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Narxoz University, a leading private university in Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan, has signed a historic institutional partnership and dual degree agreement with Queen’s University Belfast, a prestigious Russell Group university in the United Kingdom.

The agreement provides Narxoz students with the opportunity to study joint programs of Queen’s Business School and Narxoz School of Economics and Management in English. As part of the Double Degree programme, Narxoz students can receive a degree (BSc Business Management, BSc Business Economics or BSc Finance) from Queen’s, a degree (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Narxoz University and the opportunity to undertake internships and employment with British companies.

Signed with the participation of Sayasat Nurbek, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Lord Malcolm Offord, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Exports of the United Kingdom, the agreement will promote educational and scientific cooperation between the two countries.

Narxoz University has a long history of cooperation with British universities through joint degrees, summer schools and research. Several subsidized research projects were carried out in cooperation with the University of Birmingham.

Miras Daulenov, President of Narxoz University commented: “This agreement opens a new chapter for Narxoz and higher education in Kazakhstan. Narxoz has become the first university in Kazakhstan and Central Asia to form an institutional partnership with Queen’s University Belfast. “The 24 Russell Group universities offer students the best educational and research programmes, and their graduates leading international career opportunities in the public and private sectors.”

Professor M.N. Ravishankar, Dean of Queen’s Business School, Queen’s University Belfast commented: “Queen’s Business School looks forward to partnering with Narxoz University and building valuable relationships in Kazakhstan. We are a welcoming community at Queen’s, and Narxoz students will gain an enriching educational and cultural experience. in the north of Ireland. This partnership between Narxoz and Queen will help both institutions develop effective and principled leaders ready to take on the great global challenges of our times.”

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