1.7. Our faculty members
Al-Farabi KazNU is justifiably proud of its top-class educators and researchers. At present, the university employs more than 2 thousand professors, doctors, candidates of sciences and doctors of philosophy, including more than 100 academicians of the largest academies, more than 40 honored workers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, about 40 laureates of state and personal prizes of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 40 laureates of prizes of young scientists, and 47 holders of the state fellowships.
393 teachers of KazNU are holders of the state grant "The Best Teacher", awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Today 29 academicians of the National Academy of Sciences RK, 28 winners of the state awards work at the University.
The activity of University’s faculty members in scientific research work has been several times distinguished by prestigious scientific awards.
Al-Farabi KazNU is the owner of the independent award “Leader of Science - Web of Science Awards” in the nomination “Leader in the Number of Publications in the Web of Science Core Collection over the past five years among the universities and scientific organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Furthermore, the University was the winner of the independent “Scopus Award” in the nomination “High Performance Award”. 7 University’s faculty members have been announced the winners of awards in various nomination categories for high rates of publication activity and citations according to Scopus information resource (Elsevier).
Every year, the University’s faculty members become holders of the state fellowships for scientists and specialists, who have made an outstanding contribution to development of science and technology, and the state fellowships for talented young scientists.
In the framework of the “Foreign Scholars Engagement” program, al-Farabi KazNU every year invites foreign scholars from leading world universities for lecturing, consultations and seminars, as well as for performing duties of the foreign research advisors for master’s and PhD students. Among the professors, who have been invited recently, there are the Nobel Prize winners John Nash, Murray Gelmann and A.Pissaridez.
The university’s faculty members are main keepers of the academic culture, which forms educational environment of the higher educational institution. Professional standards and ethics of faculty members are specified in the "Regulation on Faculty Member of al-Farabi KazNU” and “Code of Corporate Culture of Faculty and Staff Member of al-Farabi KazNU."
Recruitment of faculty members of the university is done on a competitive basis.