History of department

On January 15th, 1934 in Alma-Ata, the grand opening of the Kazakh State University took place, which turned into a celebration of the national culture of the Republic. At first the young University consisted of two departments: Biology and Physics and Mathematics, and in September the same year Chemistry Department was opened. This structure of the university, was apparently related both to the urgent needs in the specialists of these profiles and the availability of, though few, skilled personnel in the country, capable of providing educational process in a new starting university.

Famous scientist, teacher and social activist Fedot T. Olikov, who served as Deputy Commissar for Education of KazASSR was appointed the Director of the University.

The first dean of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was appointed Associate Professor M. Markovich (a physicist), who participated actively in the organizational and financial affairs of the university, got in contact with governing bodies in Moscow.


Founded in 1934, the first in Kazakhstan, the faculty Physics and Mathematics of Kazakh State University became the cradle of education and one of the national centers of education and science.This historic mission relevant to faculty and now. Faculty with honor goes through all the trials and remains one of the leading centers of scientific issledovanii􀀊 and training in mathematics, mechanics and information technology in the country. The Faculty is constantly evolving. In recent years, there has been a steady growth in student numbers. An increasing number of research programs, create new courses on the most relevant areas of training, expanding the material base of the faculty.

Students receive fundamental education and immersed in research on selected areas of modern mathematics, mechanics and computer science. Faculty achievements have now become possible thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of several generations of scientists, work and work at the Faculty. It is known that the graduates of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, KNU has long been listed on the labor market of our country and have the fundamental knowledge to enable them to timely and quality to develop new skills and abilities, but the reality is that we must also keep pace with the times and continue to improve our educational process faculty.


The staff of Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty has great plans to improve the learning process and further improve the efficiency of scientific research in accordance with the requirements of the time. The Faculty has the potential to successfully implement our plans. We believe that the first in Kazakhstan Mechanics and Mathematics Department will hold high the banner of her and always will be the first - in the hearts of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

We are always glad to see at our faculty motivated, active and ambitious young people, aimed at getting a better education, open to new knowledge and full-fledged dialogue. We are convinced that the scientific and practical achievements of faculty find their actual implementation is in you, our future students, and open the excellent career prospects for graduates of Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty KazNUA. Al-Farabi.