Department of International Journalism was founded in 1993. Since the foundation works closely with leading foreign universities, embassies and diplomatic services. The assets of the department - the newest teaching technologies, online lectures, online communications, interactive whiteboards. Organization of educational process is based on international educational standards
Teachers of the department are working with the UN, OSCE and UNESCO in Kazakhstan, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, the regional office of the Eurasia Foundation, IREX, Fulbright, the American Association of teachers of journalism, news agencies, the United States, Turkey, China, Russia and others initiated the exchange of scientific and pedagogical staffing and training of young scientists at U.S. universities (Oklahoma State University, Institute of Policy and Democracy at Duke University in North Carolina, University of Chappell Hill, University of Maryland College of Journalism), Australia (Quinland), Russia (BY, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RGGU), in Central Asia.
Methodological strategy of the department implemented in five main areas:
Participation in international projects, programs and grants from foreign funds;
Organisation of internships and training for young teachers and students studying abroad;
Participation in international conferences, symposia and seminars;
Reading the series of lectures in a foreign language;
Attracting young professionals.
Department of International Journalism annually offers students a lot of courses in theory and practice of foreign journalists in English: «The convergence journalism», «The media of mass communication» and others. «Journalistic texts in foreign editions», «Standards of international journalism», «How to write for foreign media» - these courses have been chosen by students for study in 2010-2011. Read them well-known foreign scholars and journalists, the editor of the journal «Science», Richard Stone, and editor of "Focus " (in English) in Almaty - Hal Foster.
Department of International Journalism, in conjunction with the Faculty of Journalism, MSU publishes online and printed educational newspaper «Journalist». "The project is being prepared by students of two schools of journalism - Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi and Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
Since 2009, a new specialty for the Master of International Journalism. Training of masters of the profession is aimed at developing sustainable skills to navigate freely in the global communication space, to make informed expert opinions on current issues in international politics, economics, business, and make reasoned managerial decisions, including using mathematical tools and information technologies.