The faculty of philology and world languages which was founded by the greatest people of our nation, M.Auezov, A.Margulan, B.Kenzhebaev, M.Balakaev, has a great history and traditions. The faculty has been existing since 1937. Mukhtar Auezov, the academician, the writer and the classic of Kazakh literature whose works are well-known around the world had been working at the faculty for about 30 years.
In different years of our country the famous scholars worked at the faculty. They are the academician and the writer Zeinolla Kabdolov, the doctor of philology, professor Tursinbek Kakishev, the academician Rymgaly Nurgaly, the doctors of philology and professors Kaken Ahanov, Hairolla Mahmudov, Maiya Bagyzbaeva, Talgat Sairambaev, Alma Kiraubaeva. They are distinguished teachers the teachers who we respect and will always remember.
There were some famous public figures among the students who graduated the faculty of philology and world languages. They are: Myrzatay Zholdasbekov, Abish Kekilbaev, Nurlan Orazalin, Ualihan Kalizhanuly, Zhanseit Tuimebaev, Aldan Smail. The faculty is always proud of writer-graduates who have hold the honored place in Kazakh literature and culture. They are Abdizhamal Nurpeisov, Azilhan Nurshaikov, Mukhtar Magauin, Kabdesh Zhumadilov, Kadir Myrza-Ali, Tumanbay Moldagaliev, Dulat Isabekov, Beksultan Nurzhekeev.
Today the students of the faculty of philology and world languages have all facilities to study and live at the university campus which is called KazGUGrad. The campus is situated at the foothills of the Alatau. Nowadays the faculty has six departments, five of them: Department of Kazakh linguistics, Department of Kazakh literature and literary theory, Department of Russian philology and world literature, Department of general philology and European languages, Department of translation studies and foreign philology are graduate chairs which train future specialists. Department of foreign languages teaches world languages at the university’s faculties. Also the faculty closely cooperates with creative unions and scientific-research institutes where the students of the facluty of philology and world languages do their practical training.
The scholars who are well-known in our country and abroad work at the institutes and laboratories. They are: the doctor of philology, professors Rakysh Amir, Berikbai Sagyndykuly, Eleanora Suleimenova, Svetlana Ashimhanova, Zhangara Dadebaev, Zhumat Tilepov, Zeinol-Gabden Beisengaly, Aslan Zhaksylykov, Bayan Zholdasbekova, Temirgaly Esembekov, Guldarhan Smagulova, Gulmira Madieva, Alma Abdulina, Olga Abisheva, Anuar Tarakov, Anar Salkynbai, Dina Alkebaeva, Olga Altynbekova, Alua Temirbolat, Zhanar Ibraeva.
The faculty cooperates with many foreign educational institutions. Much attention is paid to academic mobility. In the academic year of in 2016-2017 the following foreign professors: Snodrgas N.(USA), Sat Agbo(Canada), Margaret Dorline(Holland), Hankock M.(USA), Anatoly Kim(Russia), Rafael Velez-Nunez(Spain), Nuse M.(France), Najie Yldyz(Turkey), Edgar Hoffman (Austria) were delivering their lectures for the facluty students. 26 students from the USA were studying at the faculty within the program: "Flagman". At the moment the students from China, Korea, Turkey, Germany and other countries are studying at the faculty. The faculty offers double-diploma programs for master students and PhD students: the joint program with the Russian University of People's Friendship (Russia) and the University of Granada (Spain). The students studying in the specialty: two foreign languages can study without paying at the Vienna University of Economy and Business (Salzburg, Austria), Beijing Foreign Studies University(China), Pecs University (Hungary), the University of Human Resources (Hungary), Nottingham University (Malaysia), Gazi University (Turkey), M. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia).
The students, graduate students and doctorate students are sent to do their internships to Utrecht University ( Amsterdam, Holland), Istanbul University (Turkey), Humboldt University (Germany), the university of Granada (Spain), Budapest University of Technology and Economy (Hungary), Eurasian academy (Slovakia), Busan university of foreign studies (South Korea), Vytautas the Great University (Lithuania).
The faculty of philology and world languages trains competitive and high qulified specialists.
We are looking forward to talented young people who are interested in studying foreign languages and want to connect their life and career with literary activity. As the faculty of philology and world languages is the home for those who love literature.
Today’s student is the citizen of the Independent Republic of Kazakhstan who can make a significant contribution to the development of our country. We can say with a great confidence that the graduates of the faculty of philology and world languages of al-Farabi Kazakh National University will rise Kazakhstan literature and culture at a high level. We trust in you! Trust in us too!
dean of the faculty philology and world languages,
doctor of philology, professor