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  • Type : Government
  • Short Name : SSMU
  • Established : 1953
  • Location :Semey , Semey , Kazakhstan

Semey State Medical University


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Semey State Medical University –   is one of the biggest higher medical education establishments of Kazakhstan Republi?, which has its own teaching hospital with the branches in the Pavlodar city. The biggest dynamics of university’s infrastructure development is given to intensive growth opportunities of the educational, scientific and innovational prosperity.


Training of highly professional, competitive medical personnel of the rising generation who are ready to understand the problems of global health, solve strategic development objectives of the country in terms of formation of special branch of mutual cooperation of lecturers, students and employers; introduction of innovative technologies in all frames of university references; striving to assure competent approach in education and continuing professional education during the life-time; performance of society’s need in health protection of EastKazakhstan Region and population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

VISION – We aim to be among «600 Top Universities in the World» and «Top 200 Asian Universities» by 2020 General information There about 4700 students including 250 foreign students from 8 countries. The studying is conducted in Kazakh, Russian and English.

International collaborations

Semey State Medical University holds two international agreements with the higher institutions of the foreign countries: With the medical faculty of the university of Nagasaki (Japan) and Antwerp city in Belgium, with the Houston Medical Center (Texas- USA) and the center for the preparation of residents in Tulsa Oklahoma- USA). Semey State Medical University is cooperating with the European Bank of reconstruction development, “Source- Kazakhstan”-fund and the Japanese Development Fund, Manav Bharti University (India), Smile Orange Ltd (Spain), Santosh University (India), Sharda University (India), Kharkov National Medical University (Ukraine), Slovak Medical University (Slovak Republic) and others.

The main achieves for the last 3 years:

? Institutional national accreditation in Independent agency for accreditation

and rating (IAAR), 2014

? Certificates of European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM –

February 2012 – “Committed to Excellence”, November 2013 – 4 stars of

the level “Recognized for Excellence”

? Quality management system was certificated on ISO 9001:2009 in 2005,

2009 and 2013

? Award of Asian Network for Quality (ANQ), 2012

? Award from association Asian Education leadership wards in nomination

«The best healthcare educational institution», Dubai, Turkey, 2012

? 3

rd place in National business rating “Leader of Kazakhstan 2013” in 3

categories: “Indicators of assets and obligations”, “Profitability indexes” and

“Liquidity indexes”

? Entered to ???? in 2013

? Entered to Association of Indian Universities in 2015

? Specialized national accreditation of 5 educational programs of Bachelor’s programme, 7 of

residency, 4 of Master’s programme and 2 of doctorate in Independent Kazakh agency for quality

assurance in education (IQAA), 2015

? International standard “CEN/TS 16551-1:2013 - System of innovative management” is introduced.

Conception of innovative management of SSMU is designed. Register of innovations on direction

of activities is established.

? The university took part for the first time in International contest “Qualitative innovation 2014” in

Finland in 2014. The project headed by Professor Khaibullin T.N. “Awareness raising of Semey

population of risk factors of progression and first clinical symptoms of

cerebral stroke” was finalist of the international contest.

? In 2014, 3rd place among medical universities of Kazakhstan according to

the European scientific-industrial chamber which published rating of

higher education institutions Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesEuropean

Standard ARES-2014.

? Positions in Ratings of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015:

General rating of IAAQ - 3 place,

Rating of NAAR: Master’s programme: Nursing care - 2 place, doctorate:

Public health - 2 place

Bachelor’s programme: Nursing care - 2 place, Medical-preventive care -

2 place, Stomatology – 2 place.

According to the results of 2014, Semey State Medical University took the 2

nd place among medical

higher education institutions by research-scientific activity.

Orphan and low-lived students receive social assistance through free dinners in the student’s

refectory and financial assistance from trade union committee.

There are 23 sport clubs (volleyball, fencing, football, basketball, judo, etc.). SSMU took

part in 27 World Summer Student Games in Kazan where sportsmen from SSMU won 2

silver and 2 bronze medals.

One of the most important indicators of success of educational programs of Semey Sate

Medical University is percent of employed graduates - more than 98 % for the last 3 years.

Annually, the university conducts questioning of employers to find out the level of their satisfaction

with qualification of graduates. Questioning data for 2014 year shows high satisfaction level with

qualification of our graduates: at the level of internship – 87,9 %, at the level of Master’s

programme – 93,3. Highest satisfaction level of employers with qualification of graduates is exactly

at the level of residency. The data for 2014 year show 98,3 % of satisfaction. Results of questioning

of employers are compared with results of questioning of graduates. It allows us to find out

presence or lack of so-called “separation” of higher medical education from requirements of

practical healthcare. Therefore, questioning data of residency graduates’ employers (93%

satisfaction with qualification of graduate

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