President of Kazakhstan will stop assigning rectors of national universities



President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev signed a decree according to which the first heads of a number of institutions of the country will be appointed by the relevant authorized bodies, the official site of the president informed.

The new appointment procedure will affect the following national universities:

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University;
  • Lev Gumilyov Eurasian National University;
  • The Kazakh National Research Technical University after Kanysh Satbayev;
  • Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay;
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University;
  • Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy;
  • Kazakh National University of Arts;
  • Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after Temirbek Zhurgenov;
  • Kazakh National Medical University named after Sanzhar Asfendiyarov;
  • Kazakh National Academy of Choreography;
  • Kazakh National Women's Pedagogical University.

The same way, the rector of the Academy of the law enforcement agencies under the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Director of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as the head of the “Astana Opera” Opera and ballet theatre will now be appointed.

The selection of candidates for positions of responsibility will be carried out on a competitive basis.

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