Department of Journalism

Dear friends! 

Welcome to the Faculty of Journalism. It’s one of the oldest faculties at our University, which has existed since the foundation of the University in 1934. According to research and modern educational programs, this faculty is proud of its name called “Faculty of Journalism”.

The Faculty has three departments: Department of Print and Electronic Media, Department of UNESCO, International Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of Publishing, Editing and Design Art. There is also TV and Radio Complex M. Barmankulova, one of the important subdivisions of the Faculty, with student channel “al-Farabi”, radio “al-Farabi” and photo lab “Photojournalism”. At present, more than 800 students, undergraduates and PhD students study and work at the Faculty. A highly qualified teaching staff, among them 10 doctors of sciences, 30 PhD are busy training journalists. Masters and PhD students are being trained in some leading universities and research centers all over the world.

Prominent scientists and leading experts as well as employers, also take part in training the students. The Faculty has trained nearly 8,000 specialists in different areas of the mass media, working in research institutions, industry, institutions of higher and secondary education of our Republic, as well as in countries of near and far abroad. There are state and public figures among graduates of the Faculty, as well as business representatives who actively participate in the development of educational programs, practical training of students, and are provided with practical bases.

Due to the active international cooperation with some leading scientific centers and universities, the teaching stuff creates real opportunities for academic mobility. The students are able to study at foreign universities for 1-2 semesters and as a result of a successful implementation of training programs can get a double diploma of both al-Farabi KazNU and foreign university. All the teachers and students of our Faculty are constantly improving their language skills. Every year more scientists from foreign universities come to deliver lectures and conduct master classes on modern trends of journalism, public relations, publishing and design.

All the students, are engaged in research and most of them receive scholarships and have a good opportunity to take part in scientific workshops at different international conferences.

Dear applicants and those who are interested in gaining a prestigious education providing a stable career, we are looking forward to You at the Faculty of Journalism.

Welcome to a fascinating student life full of exciting events!