Mr. Urs Schmid, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan and Coordinator on Cultural Relations of the Swiss Embassy Mr P.Ivanov have visited the Faculty.


On the 29th of May, 2019 at the special invitation of the Faculty of International Relations, Diplomatic Translation Department, H.E. Mr. Urs Schmid, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan and Coordinator on Cultural Relations of the Swiss Embassy Mr P.Ivanov have visited the Faculty.

Prof. A.K.Hikmetov, Vice-Rector on Academic issues and Head of International Cooperation Department B.E.Zholdybekova participated in the meeting.

Professor S.Zh.Aidarbayev, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations made an opening speech, giving the information about the Faculty.

H.E. Mr. Urs Schmid, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Kazakhstan and Tadjikistan has informed the participants about cultural, economic and scientific relations between the States and expressed his satisfaction with the initiatives of professors to promote close cooperation in the field of education and science.

Prof. A.K. Hikmetov, Vice-Rector on Academic Issues, has given the general information about the University, focusing on the great role of the Faculty of International Relations in preparing interpreters jointly with the Geneva school of interpreters.

Mr. Ambassador expressed his willingness and readiness to render assistance on the part of the Embassy.

During the meeting Prof. A.S. Seidikenova, Head of Diplomatic Translation Department has given the information and made the presentation of the new dictionary “Diplomatic dictionary” in 4 languages.

Finally, the distinguished guests participated in the opening ceremony of the Lingua laboratory for preparing “Simultaneous Interpreters”.

Prof. Seidikenova has informed the participants about the new laboratory, future plans and the current contacts with Geneva University “Interpreter School” and the scientific project which is being developed with this University.

The meeting has been highly estimated. The distinguished guests expressed their deep gratitude and good luck.


Open lecture of the member of the Board of the EEC


On May 23, an open lecture was held by a member of the Board (Minister) on integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatyana Dmitrievna Grossova. The visit of the EC Minister to KazNU Al-Farabi was held as part of the XVI Eurasian Media Forum in Almaty in May 2019.


The best translator at al-Farabi Kazakh National University


We are proud of you Aitkali Tayzhanovich!

Translation – creates bridges between cultures. Not every specialist of foreign languages is capable of doing translations. The specialty of the translator requires not only knowledge and culture of the people, as well as spontaneity and oratory on the part of the translator. Man having such qualities, an example for many linguists, Ph. N., associate Professor, our modest colleague Aitkali Tayzhanovich. In his student years, he was different from others with knowledge of French on equal terms with his native language and passed scientific training in France and Switzerland, has international certificates. Over the years, he worked as a simultaneous interpreter at the French Embassy in Kazakhstan and the French-Kazakh company “Katko”. Author of numerous dictionaries. In the framework of the program “Spiritual modernization” he translated poems and works of Kazakh writers and poets. These works are included in the " Ontology of Kazakh writers and poets” and is currently distributed in French-speaking countries such as France, Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Mali, etc. Famous literary critic of France Albert Fischler praised his way of translation.

We are very proud to have a professional working with us.

We wish you success and interesting translations!


Republican Subject Olympiad


On April 27, 2019 The Republican subject Olympiad in the specialty of international law was held among students of universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan at KazGUU (Nur-Sultan). A 3-year student of Tursynbayeva Ainur took 2nd place, and Tursunbayeva Aysana and Zhaksylykbayeva Assem also took part! 


IV Eurasian International Conference


From 25 to 26 April 2019, the Faculty of International Relations hosted the 4th Eurasian International Conference on Law and Policy on the theme: “The Belt and the Way Initiative: Challenges for the Legal and Political System of Eurasia”. The conference is organized by the Department of International Law with the assistance of foreign partner universities.

The conference was attended by leading foreign scholars in the field of international law: prof. P. Chabal, M. Brunno, F. Gast (University of Le Havre, France), prof. C. Golchen, A. Caiol, F. Rogier (University of Can-Normandy, France), prof. Siok Woo Lee, Tai Yuk Chung, R. Titiriga (InKha University, Korea), prof. Bing Chen (Nankai University, China), prof. THEM. Lifshits (All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Russia), Yang Yong-ho (Eurasian Business Association, Korea). 


"Open day"


On April 20, 2019, the Department of International Law of the Faculty of International Relations held an "Open Doors Day" for applicants in Almaty. The applicants had the opportunity not only to hear about the specialty "International Law", but also to visit the department, the Center for European Law.


Gashyqtar kuni


Оn 15th of April at the International Relations Department 1 year students of "International Relations" and "Foreign Philology" specialties conducted an event named «Gashyqtar kuni». This event was organized under the guidance of teachers of Diplomatic Translation Chair. They are Karipbayeva G.A., Makisheva M.K., Dairbekova A.M. and Ualikhanuly A. and it became a traditional one for the Department as it has been conducting every year for more than 10 years. This year students organized this holiday in an extraordinary way, namely, beginning from the poem of M. Makatayev "Mahabbat dialogy - The Dialogue of Love" and finishing with the flash mob. The mainstream of the program was a scene of love of Japanese-Korean origin "Sakura Blossom". There were also games with the audience on the knowledge of songs and films about love from different times, which added fun to the whole event.


The celebration of the spring holiday Nauryz


The celebration of the spring holiday Nauryz in the Kazakh National University al-Farabi always leaves the most vivid and good memories. This is a special celebration of renewal and unity. May spring bring peace, happiness and prosperity to every home.