145 scientific events were held at the university in 2016. These include scheduled ones: 20 international and 5 national scientific conferences; and unscheduled: 36 international and 12 national scientific conferences, 7 international and 25 national round tables, 4 international and 23 national scientific seminars, 13 On-line conferences.

The above-mentioned events confirm the status of the al-Farabi Kazakh National University as the reliable center promoting scientific achievements and organizing scientific events.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held the III International Farabi Readings (April 4-15 2016), dedicated to 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Year under the auspices of UNESCO, Yusuf Balasaguni Year under the auspices of TURKSOY in cooperation with international organizations, central and local public authorities, leading scientific centers.

More than 750 scientists, including 63 participants from 17 countries, engaged in 17 scientific events, which took place at the faculties and at the university level, within the framework of the III International Farabi Readings.