Over 10 thousand foreign students, including 250 students from Turkey, study in Kazakhstan universities, KazTAG reports citing Kazakhstan Minister of Education and Science Bakytzhan Zhumagulov.
"According to the Minister, there are currently around 30 thousand students in Kazakhstan-Turkish educational facilities; over 500 Kazakhstan students study in Turkey under different programs every year. Lately 1,085 of our students got education in Turkey. Over 10 thousand foreign students from 45 countries, including 250 students from Turkey, are studying in Kazakhstan," the press-service of Kazakhstan Education Ministry stated after the meeting of Minister Zhumagulov with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Kazakhstan Omer Burhan Tuzel.
According to the Ministry's press-service, the meeting covered a range of important issues of bilateral cooperation in education and science.
"The bilateral cooperation between our countries develops very dynamically. In August I visited Kyrgyzstan as part of the President's delegation to take part in the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS). The summit resulted in signing of the agreement on establishment of the International Turkic Academy in Astana. I think that establishment of the Academy will boost cooperation of Turkic-speaking countries," Zhumagulov said.
"I am happy to work in the friendly country of Kazakhstan that we consider the land of our ancestors. I am glad the the Turkic Academy has already turned into such a powerful international organization that will help develop relations between Turkic countries and learn our common history," Omer Burhan Tuzel said.
Kazakhstan Education Minister assured that he would support the Ambassador's suggestion on including Turkey's major universities into the list of universities of Kazakhstan President's international scholarship program Bolashak.