Department of Foreign Philology and Translation Studies was established in 1996.
The strategic goals of the department are preservation, creation and transfer of knowledge and culture in the field of translation and translation studies, comparative literature by means of research, teaching, popularization. It is the only educational, scientific and cultural center specialized on translation and translation studies, intercultural communication and comparative literature in Kazakhstan.
At various periods of time, there were the following Heads of Department:
Nowadays, many scientific projects and programs are being successfully implemented at the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation aimed at development of international cooperation with the world's leading universities.