On the 1st of may 1992nd at the meeting of the Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev with the Turkish Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel Turkestan University was awarded the status of "International university"
October 31, 1992 in Ankara Kazakhstan and Turkey endorse the law "to establish in the Turkestan International Kazakh - Turkish University ".
InternationalKazakh-Turkish Universityis the first university in such a high level of education in Turkic-speaking countries. 32 representatives of the Turkic nationalities from around the world study at our university.
In the early years there was only 332 students, but nowadays the University currently serving approximately 30,000 students in Kazakh, Turkish, Russian and English languages in 75 specialities of a bachelor programme , 20 master's and doctoral specialties .
EducationCenter was founded jointly by Kazakhstan and Turkey, on its basis was established Intergovernmental board of trustees with ten board members.
The first chairman of the Intergovernmental board of trustees was Namuk Kemal Zeybek, working from 1993 to 2006, greatly contributed to the development of the university. From 2006 to 2008 - Cetin Dogan. In 2008-2015 Osman Horata was the chairman of Board of Trustees. By the decree of the President of the Republic of Turkey Rezhep Tayyip Erdogan on May 9, 2015 teacher of University Ghazi Phd Musa Yyldyz was appointed to position of the chairman of Board of Trustees.
1The first president of the university from 1991 to 2001 is Professor M.Zhurinov.
2001 - 2003 years. - Professor O.Sabdenov
2003 - 2007 years. - Ph.D., Professor S. Praliev
2008 - 2013 years. - Prof. L.Tashimov
Since May 2013, the post of president of the university is headed by the Doctor of Technical Sciences Professor U.Abdibekov .