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  • 08 June 2023
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The opening ceremony of the Summer Universiade

The official opening ceremony of the XII Summer Universiade among students of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Aktau. Thousands of people gathered in the Mangystau Arena sports complex and watched the show program.

A solemn parade of athletes participating in the Universiade decorated the stage. A theatrical production "The Power of perfection – knowledge and science!" was presented for the guests of the evening!!

Akim of Mangystau region Nurlan Nogaev opened the official part of the ceremony with a welcoming speech and wished the participants good luck. Vice-Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kuanysh Yergaliyev also spoke, who noted that the work on attracting students to national and international sports events is gaining momentum on the part of the head of state and the government. The National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan was played and the XII Summer Universiade was declared open.


The winners of the Universiade will receive vouchers to the XXXI World Summer Universiade, which will be held from July 28 to August 8 in China and the II Turkic Universiade, which will be held on September 24-29 in Turkestan.

The flag of the World Universiade was brought out by world champions, world champions, masters of sports of international class Yessenov University M. Kanalieva, Zh. Storkbay, N.Galymbekuly, O. Altynbek. The Universiade flag-raising ceremony was particularly impressive. The festive evening continued with a concert program.


The XII Summer Universiade, held for the first time by Yessenov University with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, started on May 24. Student competitions in 17 sports and 20 competitions are scheduled for a month – until June 24. More than 3,000 students from 55 universities of the country take part in the Universiade.

The closing ceremony of the Universiade is scheduled for June 22.

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