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KIMEP at a glance


KIMEP University is the oldest and the largest North American-style University in Central Asia. It was founded in 1992 by the decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. KIMEP is an independent not-for-profit educational institution serving a multicultural and multinational student body. It is situated in a modern campus in the center of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.


Out of 158 faculty members, 62 hold Western Ph.D. degrees. International faculty members come from 18 different countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Republic of Korea and other countries.

Mission Statement

KIMEP is aimed to develop well-educated citizens and to improve the quality of life in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region through teaching, learning, community service and the advancement of knowledge in the fields of business administration and social sciences.
The mission of KIMEP has been consistent and reflected its core values since the University foundation in 1992.

Rankings and accreditation

KIMEP University is recognized as the best University in the category of humanitarian-economic universities by the Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency.
Academic programs at KIMEP University have high rankings nationally and internationally as well as international accreditations from recognized international accreditation agencies.

Programs, Schools, and the University

The University offers 31 English-taught degree programs, including 14 undergraduate programs, 12 graduate programs from Bang College of Business, School of Law, College of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Education and Executive Education Center. Moreover, KIMEP offers 5 doctoral programs in Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Auditing, and Education Policy and Management. University is popular for its Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, International Law and Foreign Languages programs.

Students’ life

KIMEP University has more than 35 different clubs and organizations for students, which are excellent platforms for personal growth and self-realization. Students can actively participate in extracurricular activities, forming many different student organizations. The extracurricular program also includes KIMEP Student Government (KSA), which acts as an intermediary between students and the top-management of the University.


Over 2000 students attend KIMEP. Students come from all over the world, including Europe, the USA, the UK, Central Asia, and Asia.

Financial aid

Different types of financial aid, including scholarships, tuition waivers, and assistantships, are available to students. Combined with funds from external donors, KIMEP University controls an annual scholarship fund of over 2 million USD.


There are more than 12000 alumni of KIMEP University. Over 96% of graduates either are employed or elect to continue their education within three months after graduation and each of them has their own story of success.
KIMEP graduates are in high demand within local and international companies, such as the Big 4, Big 3, international FCMG companies, banks, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations.


Dr. Chan Young Bang has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, and an MA in Economics from the University of Nevada, as well as an MA in Economics from Yonsei University, Korea. He has over 30 years of experience in both the private sector and academic settings.
Following his service as the Chief Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Bang was instated as the founding director of KIMEP in 1992.
Dr. Bang’s biography


KIMEP University has over 100 international partnership programs with universities in Europe, Asia, and North America. Most of KIMEP’s partners are ranked in the top 400 universities worldwide. There are dual degree programs, student mobility and exchange programs, which positively influence the overall learning experience, cultural competency, and future employability of KIMEP graduates.

University strategy

Students are the core element of KIMEP strategy. Thus, year by year the University is opening new programs, improving services for the current and future students by encouraging student organisations, providing sports events and student competitions in several areas. Moreover, KIMEP is taking part in National and International ranking tables to showcase the teaching and research practices, also, receiving most prestigious accreditations for the majority of the programs offered by its colleges.