Astana IT University started operating in Nur-Sultan

Astana IT University has started operating in the capital where students major in artificial intelligence, cyber security and big data.

The university intends to become leading personnel forge for the ‘Digital Kazakhstan’ state program.

This year, nearly 600 students began to study in the university. One of them is young Kazakh developer, Ivan Krepak. 

He chose to study in Kazakhstan despite having invitations to study in leading universities in Russia, the United States and Canada.

After gaining the necessary knowledge, the student plans to launch his own startup in the field of cyber security.

“When I was five or six years old I realized that I want to become an expert in cyber security. I imagined that I create some projects that protect the system and finds vulnerabilities. I am glad that I have the opportunity to receive knowledge here. My goal is to become a high-class specialist,” Ivan said.

Bachelor students study in English for three years. The teachers are leading foreign and Kazakh specialists. The university pays great attention to international cooperation.

“We signed a memorandum of agreement with the University of Dortmund in Germany. It is the leader in digital transformation in Europe. Next year we plan to provide a master’s program in digital development and digital transformation. We want to give education services for the top management and IT companies,” said Rector of University, Kanat Kozhakhmet.

Students take up the most recent and popular majors of the industry such as cryptography, robotics, computer science, big data, digital forensics and many others.

“Data science is an area based on data processing. Our students will be involved in big data and algorithms of machine learning. In the upcoming three to five years, the demand for our graduates will be huge,” said Coordinator of ICT Program of University, Yedilkhan Didar.

The location of the university is specifically chosen on the territory of Expo. The reason is that it is also the location of international IT Technopark.

Due to the location, the students will be able to develop their startups in the ecosystem with Astana Hub.

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