KGMU / Karaganda Medical University
Karaganda Kazakhstan

Karaganda Medical University (KGMU) established in 1950, is a leading Medical University of Kazakhstan in training of qualified personnel for the healthcare system, has a high reputation in the field of provision of educational, scientific, medical and diagnostic services. The University was marked by the highest national ranking 2nd place in the General Ranking of Medical Higher Education Institutions of Kazakhstan (IQAA), 2nd place in the courses of the Master programme in “Medicine” (IQAA), 2nd place in the ranking of Educational programmes in “General medicine”  (IAAR).

Currently, the University implements the multi-level training of specialists: bachelor programmes, postgraduate (master’s course, residency, PhD programmes) and additional education in following programmes: General Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Biology, and Technology for Pharmaceutical production. The education and training are provided in Kazakh, Russian and English languages. In the University study over eight thousand students, including international students from India, Russia, Tajikistan, etc. Our graduates successfully work in Kazakhstan and abroad. The academic staff of KGMU is highly qualified. Overal 818 academic staff work at the KGMU. Among them: 1 academicians National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, 2 academicians of National Academy of Natural Sciences of Kazakhstan, 52 full Professors, 350 Associate Professors and PhDs, experts with144 Master degree.

Quality of education and researches is provided through the high level of infrastructure: 4 educational buildings with classrooms equipped with the interactive equipment, scientific library with reading rooms and an electronic library room, Center of Practical Skills with hi-tech simulators, Research Center and Multiple-Access Laboratory, Research sanitary SIC laboratory, 6 dormitories, 57 clinical sites, 476 bases for undergoing professional practice in the Republic of Kazakhstan and abroad, Medical Center, Dental Clinic, student sports and fitness complexes areas. In 2017, the International ASPIRE Board of the distinguished leader in Medical Education supported by Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) recognised the excellence of Practical Skills Centre of Karaganda Medical University with the ASPIRE award for "Excellence in Simulation". 

In the field of Medical Education, Science and Practice, the partners of the University are medical higher educational institutions and scientific centres of Kazakhstan and the countries of near and far abroad. Active cooperation is implemented with the following universities: Lund University (Sweden), University of Poitiers (France), Porto University (Portugal),  Medical University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Akaki Tsereteli State University (Georgia), Barcelona University (Spain), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Moldova), Tajik State Medical University named after Abu Ali ibn Sina (Tajikistan), Ataturk University (Turkey), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Zagreb (Croatia).

KGMU is the first Medical University of Kazakhstan that passed successfully in 2005 the certification of the quality management system on the compliance of the Educational, Scientific and Clinical activity with the requirements of ISO of 9001 series by the certification authority of NQA – UK (Great Britain), NQA – Russia. In 2015 underwent certification of SGS (Switzerland).

KGMU is included into the Directory of Avicenna Medical Schools of World Health Organization and World Federation for Medical Education. KGMU is the member of the Magna Charta of Universities (MCU), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA), Organization for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), Organization of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), International Association of Development Education (IADE). Association of Graduate School of Management in Barcelona (GSMB), European University Association (EUA).

Student Population 5,001-20,000
Institution WEB site
Mailing Address Gogol Street, 40 , Karaganda , Karaganda
TEL +77212-513479
FAX +77212-518931
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