Seven decades with advantage and honor the oldest educational institution of republic - the Kazakh national university of a name al-Farabi carries out the noble mission. It always was and remains to one of the centers of educational activity, the advanced scientific thought and creative aspirations.
Geography – an integral part of structure of modern classical university education. As a part of university the geographical faculty for many years in Kazakhstan was the special division preparing broad specialists for educational, scientific and industrial establishments. On preparation of such experts activity of professorial-teaching collective of geographical faculty also is directed.
Faculty historytestifies to itscontinuingstructuralreform, open tonew skills, as well asa range ofspecializationsto meetmodernrequirements.For 63 years of the existence the faculty has prepared more than 5 thousand specialists of a geographical profile: geographers, meteorologists, hydrologists, ecologists, cartographers, managers of tourism. Graduates of university successfully work in establishments, divisions and firms of a geological, economic, ecological profile, in system KAZHYDROMET, Water Resources, at higher and secondary high school.
At presentthe facultyhas prepare inthe following areas:
The future of our country is impossible without deep geographical knowledge practically for all branches of a science, economy and the business, reflecting processes of spatial development of natural and ecological processes, economy and population movings in the country, regional and global levels. Owing to economic-geographical, geoecological and geopolitical position and non-compactness of territories Kazakhstan needs shots of the geographers possessing spatial thinking for management by territorial resources, literally it not only natural resources, but also the conditions allocated in huge potential.