History of Training Center BCPD

University of the Future was created long before 2021. University of the Future is the extension and growth of the Training Centre of the Bureau for Continuing Professional Development, which is a subsidiary of the Astana International Financial Centre. 

The Training Centre was created in 2017 and served as a training provider for the Astana International Financial Centre ecosystem, local and international enterprises across Kazakhstan and all professionals interested in continuing professional development. 

The purpose of the Training Centre was to provide professional development opportunities and raise local professionals' competencies in finance, investment, financial services, project management, HR management, and accountancy. 

Over the years the Training Centre has become a human capital raising centre that provided high-profile specialists for the ecosystem of the Astana International Financial Centre and the market. 

While achieving the set of goals, the following objectives were met: 

Contribution to the development of Kazakhstan’s professional education sector through academic partnership with major Kazakhstani higher education and training institutions 

Development and implementation of professional qualification standards and continuing professional development programmes 

Partners of the Training Centre are recognised professional organisations and institutions such as CFA Institute, GARP, ACCA, CIMA, HRCI and PMI. In accordance with their research, these institutions observed a significant increase in the number of candidates and certified professionals in Kazakhstan owing to the Training Centre. 

Provision of education and training opportunities for all interested professionals 

Creation of a critical mass of internationally certified professionals

In 2017-2020, the Training Centre has trained more than 5 000 specialists in various areas. 

One of the features of the Training Centre was the AIFC Conditional Grants programme that allowed students who successfully received an international professional certification to reimburse costs associated with training and examination

Starting from 2021, the legacy of the Training Centre goes to the University of the Future, which expands its possibilities and builds an innovative institution for professional development for all. 


Mission of the University of the Future is to provide and promote high-quality professional development opportunities for all.


University of the Future aspires to become a leading provider of innovative, effective, and integrated training and development solutions for professionals and corporations in Kazakhstan and the CIS region. 

Our team

A strong team is the foundation of a high-performing institution and a good team ethic can be held largely accountable for the success and smooth running of the project. 

The team of the University of the Future consists of

High-profile professionals and experts in education, HR, training, professional development, and other areas. 

The team constantly follows the principles of continuing professional development and persistently opens new opportunities for growth for itself and new areas for the University of the Future.