KIMEP University hosted the first meeting of the Advisory Board created by the initiative of Nurali Aliyev, a prominent Kazakhstani businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of ZHANARTU Charity Foundation. The Advisory Board is expected to support and develop the new “Nurali Aliyev Bachelor of Information Systems in Business” program according to the international standards.
The Board includes such leading foreign and local experts in the IT sphere as Vadim Zelenkov, the head of the Educational Center of the High Technologies Park of Minsk; Alexey Li, the founder of the companies Ticketon and Aviata. Also an integral part of the board are a few professors from KIMEP University. The meeting was dedicated to discussing the admission criteria, new program curriculum, with comments from the Advisory Board members to further enhance and develop the program.
In his welcoming speech Dr. Bang said: “KIMEP University must play a leading role in the development of credible information technology programs in Kazakhstan. With the help of Mr. Aliyev and the ZHANARTU Charity Foundation, we are assured that we will be able to introduce this program along with an international information technology conference with renowned experts from around the world. Our aim is to develop this program and to produce viable research in order to disseminate information about the use of information technology to promote and optimize productivity throughout the business sphere.
Also, the meeting was signified by awarding Mr. Nurali Aliyev an honorary Doctorate in Business degree for his contributions to the development of information systems and for his active leadership in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Nurali Aliyev possesses deep knowledge and vast experience in the sphere of IT development in Kazakhstan and abroad. Jointly with the Bang College of Business, the leading business school in the country, Mr. Nurali Aliyev and Dr. Bang are aimed at creating a prestigious academic program which complies with international standards in education and with requirements in training highly qualified professionals in the sphere of business informational technologies.
In his welcoming speech Mr. Aliyev highlighted the uniqueness of the IT-bachelor program in Kazakhstan, and the importance of IT-education for the future success of the country and for developing its competitive advantage in the global arena.
He also added: “Our partnership with KIMEP is based on our mutual belief that the “ISB” bachelor program has a strong potential to be very competitive and recruit our most talented IT-prospects. I firmly believe that KIMEP has profound academic foundations to provide prospective students with necessary knowledge and tools to succeed in their career aspirations in IT-related spheres».
The Nurali Aliyev Bachelor of Information Systems in Business program will offer such disciplines as data base and supply chain management, programming, statistics, e-business, cloud technologies, and many other relevant courses. Launching this program highlights the commitment of KIMEP University and ZHANARTU charity foundation to the cause of delivering the best education to the Kazakhstan students, corresponding with the high demands of the modern labor market. For instance, the employment level of KIMEP University alumni within the first six months after graduation annually reaches about 95%.
As a reminder, ZHANARTU Charity Foundation was established by Mr. Nurali and Mrs. Aida Aliyev with the purpose of supporting IT-talented youth and developing their IT skills.