HR Department

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The university traces its history back to 1999, when the South Kazakhstan branch of the Higher Educational Institution «UNAT» was formed, where the first group of students was admitted to pedagogical specialties.

In 2001, the South Kazakhstan branch of the Higher Educational Institution «UNAT» was transformed into the Engineering and Humanities University (state license №0000084), where the first group of students was admitted to technical specialties.

In 2019, the Kazakhstan Peoples’ Friendship University was renamed the Institution «Peoples’ Friendship University named after Academician A. Kuatbekov» (state license №KZ87L00015319), in honor of the founder and first director Kuatbekov Abdimusa Muratovich – an experienced organizer, doctor of chemical sciences, professor, academician of KazNAEN , laureate of the P. Kapitsa State Prize.

Today, the Institution «Peoples’ Friendship University named after Academician A. Kuatbekov» is a multidisciplinary university that provides training in 34 areas of bachelor’s degree training, 13 areas of master’s degree training and 3 areas of doctoral training. A large private university in Kazakhstan, which has a highly qualified teaching staff, most of whom are professors, recognized researchers and specialists, PhDs, graduates of the «Bolashak» program, founders of research schools and authors of many publications and monographs.

In 2024, the Institution «Peoples’ Friendship University named after Academician A. Kuatbekov» will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The university includes 3 faculties and 10 departments, staffed by teachers with academic degrees of doctor of science (28), candidates of science (172), PhD (25) and practical experience and meeting the qualification requirements. The degree of sedateness is 57.3%. There is a system of reserves for filling vacant positions, which has high requirements for applicants.

The university is continuously working to expand international relations; agreements on cooperation in the field of education and science have been concluded with 100 leading foreign universities.

The university has a modern material and technical base that meets the requirements of sanitary standards and the requirements of state general educational standards for the specialties offered, which includes: 1 administrative building (total area – 564.4 m2); 5 educational buildings (total area – 14066.1 m2); 3 sports complexes (total area – 4177.1 m2); 3 student dormitories (total area – 14122.7 m2); a new modern dormitory was put into operation (Students’ House for 280 places). A 7-storey IT building was put into operation (on the ground floor – IT Hub; on the fourth floor – modern IT classrooms and a robotics room; on the seventh floor – a modern assembly hall with the introduction of artificial intelligence).

The HR department associates its development prospects with the introduction of new information technologies and digitalization. The university needs digital technologies, first of all, to ensure the competitiveness of the scientific and educational process. With the help of digital technologies, the daily life of students and university staff is already made as easy as possible. Today, the University successfully implements the Documentolog electronic document management system. A contactless access system with facial recognition technology (turnstile with Face-ID system) was successfully tested and implemented.

About the department
Undoubtedly, the HR department is a structural unit of an organization that deals with human resource (HR) management. The HR department is not only a functional unit, it is also the face of the University, since it is in the HR department that any applicant begins to get acquainted with the organization. Certain work is being carried out to check the labor discipline of employees, records are kept to check attendance and compliance with the work schedule by university employees, and a scheduled check is carried out on the status of department documentation. In its activities, the HR department is guided by legislative and regulatory documents on higher education. The main goal of the HR department is to ensure the efficient work of personnel and create conditions for their development and professional growth.
The activities of the HR department include many functions and the head of the HR department, who reports to the rector of the university, bears full responsibility for the quality and timeliness of implementation.
Head of the HR Department Kulumbetova Salamat Perdeshovna – has extensive practical experience in the HR service in the development and implementation of HR strategy, coordination of the department’s work, participation in strategic decision-making at the management level.
The work of the department’s small team would be impossible without close cooperation with all departments and divisions of the university.   To effectively perform its functions, the HR department needs to constantly and closely interact with other departments:
– interaction with the accounting department (to resolve issues related to remuneration; the HR department submits documents and copies of orders on dismissal, hiring, business trips, vacations, incentives or penalties for employees, etc. to the accounting department);
– interaction with the legal department (the legal department supplies HR department employees with information on the latest changes in current legislation and provides comprehensive legal support).
Working in HR requires a wide range of skills and competencies, including communication, analytical and organizational skills, as well as knowledge of labor laws. Human Resources plays a key role in maintaining employee satisfaction, managing human resources and ensuring legal compliance. All these factors make working in the HR department important and valuable for any organization.

The main task of the HR department is to correctly take into account the work of employees, determine the number of working days, days off and sick days for calculating wages, vacations and submitting information to the organization’s accounting department.

The main tasks of the HR department are:

  • organization of selection, recruitment and hiring of personnel with the necessary qualifications and in the required volume. The selection of workers is carried out using specially developed strategies: from submitting information about vacancies in the media and employment services to the use of selection methods, testing, procedures for adapting specialists and subsequent advanced training;
  • staffing and placement;
  • creation of an effective system of full-time employees;
  • creation of a personnel reserve;
  • development of personnel technologies.

The activities of the HR department include many functions.

  • selection and hiring of personnel (the HR department searches and selects candidates for vacant positions, conducts interviews, organizes the adaptation of new employees);
  • personnel records management (the personnel department keeps records of personnel, draws up employment contracts and other documents related to the work activities of employees);
  • organization of personnel training and development (the HR department develops and implements training programs, stimulates the professional development of employees);
  • personnel management (the human resources department monitors employees’ performance of their duties, evaluates their performance, regulates internal labor relations);
  • development and implementation of a motivation system (the HR department develops and implements a system of rewards and incentives to increase employee motivation and productivity);
  • compliance with labor legislation (the HR department monitors compliance with labor legislation in the organization, participates in resolving labor disputes and conflicts);
  • timely military registration of employees and students, issuance of certificates to students;
  • registration of admission, transfer and dismissal of employees in accordance with the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • maintaining, filling out, storing workers’ work books;
  • registration of annual vacations in accordance with approved schedules;
  • registration and accounting of employee business trips.
Normative document
Head of department

Kulumbetova Salamat Perdeshovna

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