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Education is an important area of bilateral co-operation for Kazakhstan and the UK. British universities have adopted a leading role in educating students from the “Bolashak" scholarship programme. Currently, more than 300 Kazakh students are studying at UK universities as part of the programme.
In 2001, the Kazakh-British Technical University was established in Almaty. The university partners with four leading UK universities in the petroleum sector: Aberdeen, Robert Gordon, Herriot-Watt, and Westminster.
In 2014, Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom signed a MoU on the Newton-Al-Farabi partnership programme, worth £12 million. The programme provides support to joint innovative and scientific research projects. Financing is carried out on a parity basis.
Nazarbayev University has been implementing a programme for preparation for university education and establishing the School of Engineering supported by University College London. With Britain's support, a scientific library was opened at the NU Centre for Energy Research in 2012. The facility offers scholarships to train NU Research and Innovation System staff.
On 19 November 2018, the world-famous Kazakh singer-superstar Dimash Qudaibergen performed his first solo concert in London. His exclusive “DQ" concert was held at London's Indigo at The O2 Arena.