"I think KBTU has provided me with all the convenient conditions for my success" - Aslan Sisekenov Aslan Sissekenov took the BSc Banking and Finance degree and graduated with First Class Honours. He now works for KPMG in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The huge amount of support that KBTU staff gave me was extremely important. I think KBTU has provided me with all the convenient conditions for my success.
Employers value your analytical skills, as well as your decisiveness during projects. Both of these skills were gained during this course.
It is an honour. I personally know what efforts it requires to graduate from the University of London, and I am sure that only talented and hard working people can handle this task. It also means a bunch of funny and happy moments with my friends who took this course with me.
Please see details of BSc Banking and Finance graduate Aslan Sissekenov talks to Peter Quinn about aiming high, analysing clients and the advantages of gaining a theoretical background at http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/community/londonconnection/articles...
Suresh Valiyaveettil, Associate Professor
Chemistry Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore
I am impressed by the enthusiasm and vision you have in transforming KBTU into a world- class university. I will be happy to help you in this big challenge, in whatever way I can. I believe KBTU is on the path to transform itself into a well-recognized university with your leadership at the top. Just to start the process, let me write a few ideas for you to consider and I will be happy to elaborate on each of them…
Gerrit de Vos, MBA Professor
European University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
KBTU represents to me the Energy University of Kazakhstan. Although we must, for growth’s sake, add value to the up- and down- streams of the energy sectors, the fact is that energy is the lifeblood for diversification of the Kazakh economy. Thus, KBTU, through its energy know-how, is also a multiplier of knowledge applicable to the non-traditional industries; integrating forwards - from cotton, agriculture, and metals into food, textiles, and machinery requires energy as well as management know-how.
Serving KBTU as a professor of management with a background in textiles and food processing, allows me to play a leadership role in the diversification process of the Kazakh economy. It is thus a privilege at KBTU to train tomorrow's managers of Kazakhstan's traditional and non-traditional sectors.
KBTU is excelling in excellence, both as a teaching and learning center. This is not only due to its outstanding faculty, diversified curriculum, and combination of natural and social sciences, but more so because of its unique student body – students who are highly motivated, competitive, and very creative. Good students attract good faculty and reward future employers! One reason for the positive synergy among students, faculty, and employers is the focus at KBTU to develop good leadership skills. Learning is driven through teamwork and individual competition. The internship programme that’s a critical part of the KBTU curriculum builds bridges between industry and academia, bonding theory with practice. Surveys conducted among the best universities in the world have brought out another factor very much present at KBTU - this is the positive synergy between funded and non-funded students. Funded students are selected primarily on merit and are highly driven to maintain their financial support. The natural interaction between funded and non-funded students is, through survival and competition, to motivate all to their highest level of competency.
Alain Perichaud, Scientific Manager of Catalyse Ltd, Marseille, France
“I am impressed by the level of spatial visualization skills demonstrated by the students and the comprehensiveness of their major projects, which covered almost the full spectrum of the professional design services. I left the review with the confidence that the graduating class of 2011 was fully industry ready.”
H. K. Chang, Honorary Professor
City University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Tsinghua
Former President of the City University of Hong Kong
"From what I have learned, KBTU set a very high standard and received high-level support from the beginning. The impressive achievements in the past ten years have, of course, been due to the hard work of those who have staffed the university. For this reason I salute you and your colleagues. Wishing you more success in the future."
Mira Nurakhmetova, President of Chemical Engineering Alumni Club,
Executive Manager of the National Joint Chemical Company, Astana, Kazakhstan
“Excellent study, research, and social activity allowed me to win a scholarship from AGIP and be among the Top 100 students of KazMunaiGas… building my future at Cambridge University.”
Meruert Nurakhmetova, KBTU Alumni-2008, from letter to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
“…Representatives of the Nazarbayev University are impressed by the scope of work at KBTU, particularly its internationalization of both education and science, as well as other achievements of KBTU, which have become preconditions of internationalization for the whole higher education system of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”
from letter of the Nazarbayev University to KBTU signed by Prof. K. Dairova, Vice-President of the Advisory Council
Ayzhan TOREGOZHINA, ISE student
Dear ISE/KBTU students!
First of all, thank you for offering me this great opportunity to share my impressions of my life in ISE and KBTU! I really appreciate it.
Now let me give you some background about my way at ISE and the University in general, as some of you might have never heard of it. I spotted ISE when I was in high school and I knew that I'd try to do my best to become a student of it. And from the very first day at school I felt the difference: the student body was very competitive (many times I felt that I was lagging behind), the professors were great, and the management staff was very supportive. We were provided with immense resources to succeed. Believe me, when you are at ISE you have no other path but success!
I'd like to devote another paragraph to my professors, as without their help I wouldn’t have been able to transfer to the US. A profound knowledge and a solid background they cultivated in me gave me the opportunity to be competitive in another university, and the personal qualities they indirectly built in me helped me to find my place in the diverse community of the US university. I’ll never forget our small discussion seminars and one-on-one talks during office hours. Thank you dear professors for everything!
I'd also like to thank the KBTU administration and ISE Dean Prof. Tuiebakhova for the opportunities they are creating at ISE and KBTU in general. It's so wonderful that I had a chance to experience that the education in Kazakhstan and the rest of the world is becoming more standardized and it's easy to transfer from one system to another. I, for example, was able to transfer most of the KBTU credits to my US University. It means that the Kazakhstani Higher Education System is on track to being global! Of course there is a lot more to do in this direction but with the people at KBTU any impediment, I'm sure, will be overcome.
Finally, even though I'm formally no longer a student of ISE and KBTU, I'd like to find some other ways of making an impact on the University. Being a source of connections and negotiations between US Universities and KBTU is just one of many ways I might be useful. Giving back to the community that fostered my growth is a must for me, and I'll try to give as much as I can in order to provide many opportunities for KBTU students to grow.
Thanks and best of luck in everything.