Faculty news & events

Meeting with polyglot


On November 16, 2019, at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, a festive meted was organized for the students at the initiative of the Dean of the Faculty, Paltore Yktiyar Moldatoreuly. 
            There was a meeting with Amir Ordabayev, the accompanying translator of our country, a polyglot of the country. The compatriot, who is fluent in nine languages, shared his experiences with the students.

Mr. Amir, mastering English, French, Spanish, Italian and German as his native language, is currently studying Chinese, Turkish and Persian. The meeting aimed at enhancing the students' love for language learning and the acquisition of the theoretical and practical knowledge in this direction made a great impression on the students.

During the meeting, our guest shared some of the most effective ways to learn a new language and answered students' most up-to-date questions.


Fashion is your choice


In order to form a new healthy, active, generation of young people that are in demand in the modern world, an open lesson was organized among 2nd year students studying in the following specialties: Foreign Philology, Translation Studies in the subject “Basic Foreign Language in the Context of Cultural Communication”, Department of Turksoy, The Faculty of Oriental Studies. During the open lesson, a discussion was held on the topic “We and Fashion” with the aim of identifying and encouraging the best students.

         The purpose of the open lesson: to identify talented young people with a culture of speech, planning, to teach the culture of public speaking through creative work; to increase the level of discussion and critical thinking between students; Responsibilities and cognitive abilities of students through various debates. To develop the ability of students to communicate in different spheres of life, the culture of speech, to develop skills to freely express their opinions in Turkish.

The Department of Turksoi, as part of an open lesson, held a debate on the topic "Fashion and Me." The two teams discussed topics such as Fashion and Medicine, Fashion and Health, Fashion and Beauty.

   Debate today is regarded as one of the most effective methods of teaching a foreign language. This technique not only embraces and involves a larger number of participants in the work, but it is not less important that it instill the ability to work in a team.

Our participants demonstrated a deep knowledge and understanding of the topic discussed, and pleased everyone with a confident knowledge of the Turkish language. Teachers and mentors really enjoyed the heated debates and the level of language proficiency. At the end of the debate, the participants were awarded well-deserved prizes.

   By the end of the final round, all participants got well- deserved prizes.

Special thanks to our honored guests-Dean of the faculty of Oriental studies Y. M. Paltore, head of the Department Y. T. Kydyrbayeva, Deputy for educational part Montanay E. A., Shadkam Z., Zhanatayeva K.B., Temenova G.K., Iliyas N.K., Baloglu Selenay, Kabadayi Jeren.

   This lesson is a great opportunity to see a tense debate in a “healthy” atmosphere of competition. Participants were able to practice all the stages of the debate process, such as stating approval, denial, and a round of crosscutting issues.


The program dedicated to the Spiritual Father of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal


On November 9, 2019 year at the faculty of Oriental studies of the Kazakh National University al-Farabi was organized an event dedicated to the birthday of the great poet, philosopher, spiritual father of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The program was held with the participation of Extraordinary And Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Khan, Head of the Board of the Pakistan National Bank Mr. Muhammad Raffik and President of the Kazakhstan-Pakistan Association, who contributed to the opening of the Muhammad Ali Jinnah center at the faculty of Oriental studies, Mr. Habib Ur Rahman. Dean of the faculty of Oriental studies, PhD Dr. Paltore Yihtiyar Moldatoreuli met guests in the heart of Muhammad Ali Jinnah centre and made a welcoming speech. The books were donated on behalf of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Urdu department. All the guests were pleased with the concert program prepared by the students of Urdu Department. Students who learned by heart from Iqbal's poems were awarded gifts. Program was completed with celebration cake in honor of the birthday of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.


Friendly relations between the two countries


Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the political integration is developing in a spirit of friendship. Today the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr.Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi has presented the books in urdu language to the department of urdu of the Oriental Studies Faculty. The representative of the Embassy Mr.Manas was at the receiption of the Dean of the Oriental Studies Faculty, PhD, Dr. Paltore Yikhtiyar Moldatoreuly and handed him the books.




Sakha scientists visited the faculty of Oriental Studies of the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi and met with the teaching staff of the Department of Turksoy.


The delegation of honorary guests was headed by academician of the Academy of Sciences of RS Sleptsov Petr Alekseevich. The head of the project "Big explanatory dictionary of the Yakut language" Monastyrev Vladimir Dmitrievich, said that the main purpose of the visit of the delegation from Sakha is to get acquainted with Kazakh scientists. In addition, a 15-volume "Explanatory dictionary" of about 10 thousand pages, which contains about 80 thousand words and phraseological units of the Sakha language and their interpretation in the Sakha-Russian languages, was presented for review in the National library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Authors of dictionaries Ph. D., researchers: Nadezhda Matveevna Vasilyeva, Nadezhda Nikolaevna, Olga Nikonorovna Ammosova and other junior researchers and undergraduates noted that they worked on each volume for 15 years. Also in their speech, they noted that students and undergraduates of the Department of TURKSOY will be able to freely use the dictionary donated to the library.

In his speech, the chief editor of the "Big explanatory dictionary of the Sakha language", Ph.D. Nelunov Anatoly Gavrilovich noted that the main aim of the visit was the promotion of values, history and culture of the Turkic peoples, as well as exchange of experience.

       The scientist of Sakha, academician Sleptsov Petr Alekseevich, as the author of the "Big explanatory dictionary of the Yakut language", noted that the dictionary is a unique publication created by the latest methods of the explanatory dictionary in the Turkic languages, and also shared his experience with the teaching staff of the Department.

       At the end of the meeting, the Dean of the faculty Yktiyar Paltore thanked the scientists from RS for time they dedicated in order to visit the faculty, emphasizing the importance of strengthening ties in the scientific and educational sphere and expressing interest in strengthening the partnership.


Аt the Faculty of Oriental Studies held a competition "Readers of Poems and Prose of Abai" dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abay Kunanbaev


Abai is the great son of the Kazakh people, a talented poet. The moral life of Abay instills a sense of pride in the hearts of every Kazakh citizen. Each word of Abay is filled with art and is a commandment for man. "If you are looking for noble words, do not be lazy, read the works of Abai," said S. Toraigyrov. In order for young people to become more familiar with his work, on November 2 at the Faculty of Oriental Studies held a competition "Readers of Poems and Prose of Abai" dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abay Kunanbaev.


Meeting with Central Asian researcher, orientalist Mansura Haidar


On October 18, 2019, Indian scientist, professor Dr.Mansura Haidar visited Al-Farabi Kazakh National University . In the Abay hall of Al-Farabi library with the participation of lecturers and students, MA and PhD students there was held the presentation of the book of professor Mansura Haidar "Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat Kurkan", published this year. Dr.Haidar, who speaks Urdu, Persian, English and Russian, answered the student's questions with great excitement. Dean of the faculty of history, candidate of historical sciences, associated professor Nogaybaeva Mendigul Sagatovna thanked the scientist and presented gifts on behalf of the faculty. Lecturers and students took memorial photos together with Professor Mansura Haidar. October 19 was held a meeting with Mansour Haidar and Faculty of Indology, Faculty of Vostokovedeniya. In the course of the meeting, the sides discussed issues of research in Kazakhstan. On October 19, a meeting was held with Mansura Khaidar and teachers of the Indology Department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. During the meeting, issues of studying indology in Kazakhstan were discussed. At the end of the meeting, Kazakh-style souvenirs were presented to Mansur Haidar on behalf of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and a memorable photo was taken.



Malaysian guests at the Faculty of Oriental Studies


A group of delegations led by a professor of the International Islamic University in Malaysia, PhD Haslina binti Hassan, visited the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

The International Islamic University of Malaysia was founded on May 23, 1983 with the support of the Government of Malaysia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as the most advanced Islamic university in the world. The International Islamic University (UIAM) is located in the Gombak district of the state of Selengor, thirteen kilometers from the capital of Kuala Lumpur, and is famous for its extensive library fund and research centers. Currently, the university has 14 faculties and undergraduate specialties working with various programs. The university also trains qualified specialists in master's and doctoral programs.

Professor Haslina binti Hassan, Dr. Nizam bin Abdulaziz attended the reception of the Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, PhD Paltore Yktiyar Moldatoreuly and shared their views on the relevance of education and science in the field of Oriental studies at two universities, including the importance and priorities of teaching Arabic, about future joint research and the possibilities of organizing a common event.

The Malaysian delegation also met with the professors and students of the Department of Middle East and South Asia of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and shared information about the organization of the educational process in Malaysian universities and getting scholarships from the state, including international grants for foreign students. They also talked about research centers and structural units within the walls of the International Islamic University, designed to train Orientalists (fluent in Arabic) and the conditions created for foreign students. At the end of the meeting, the guests answered questions posed by students of the faculty of oriental studies.

A Malaysian orientalist-scientist, PhD Haslina binti Hassan, told students in the Arabic department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, who are interested in learning Arabic and literature in Malaysia, about best practices in training Orientalists and about opportunities for improving knowledge and sharing experiences at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. In turn, she wished all young students studying the Oriental language success and good luck in their future life.


Faculty of Oriental studies of KazNU Al-Farabi had a meeting with Professor of Shanghai University of Foreign languages of China, researcher of Russia and Central Asia UAN Ning


October 12th with the participation of professors, undergraduates, students of the Department of Chinese studies of the Faculty of Oriental studies of KazNUAl-Farabi had a meeting with Professor of Shanghai University of Foreign languages of China, researcher of Russia and Central Asia UAN Ning. During the meeting, the Professor acquainted with the brief history of the Shanghai University of foreign languages and the direction of its research work. Upon completion, the students asked the Professor interesting questions, to which they received appropriate answers. The meeting was interesting and informative.