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We welcome the task set by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to create a prestigious world-class research university in Astana and, We recognize the importance and benefits to be gained through joint collaboration, The following are the principles of collaboration:
Excellence is the main goal of the university and will be achieved in all it does, in learning and teaching, research, commercialization and knowledge exchange University autonomy will be ensured through its independent legal status and a degree of self-governance regarding its management, standards, academic and related activities Academic freedom will guarantee the freedom of institution and its academic staff to engage in research and teaching, assembly and association, to develop curriculum Transparency will be ensured by providing an open environment where all information is shared with the highest level of openness
Integrity of the university will be maintained through the highest standards of moral, ethical and professional conduct in all activities Diversity of the university will be preserved, through the encouragement, promotion and collaboration among staff, students, scientists and researchers from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and eliminates discrimination on grounds of sex, age, race, religion, and physical disability Research and innovation is the cornerstone of the university, that extends knowledge, enhances learning, achieves international recognition and competitiveness in both basic and applied research disciplines IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the representatives of the Partners affix their signatures below: