Faculty of Philology
The Faculty of Philology 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 Zeinolla Kabdolov, the academician and the writer, Tursinbek Kakishev, the doctor of philology, professor, Rymgaly Nurgaly, the academician, the doctors of philology and professors: Kaken Ahanov, Hairolla Mahmudov, Maiya Bagyzbaeva, Talgat Sairambaev, Alma Kiraubaeva. They are distinguished teachers who we respect and will always remember.
There were some famous public figures among the students who graduated the Faculty of Philology . They are: Myrzatay Zholdasbekov, Abish Kekilbaev, Nurlan Orazalin, Ualihan Kalizhanuly, Zhanseit Tuimebaev, Aldan Smail. The faculty is always proud of writers-graduates who have occupied 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 have all facilities to study and live at the university campus called KazGUGrad. The campus is situated at the foothills of the Alatau mountains. 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 linguistics 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 faculty students do their practical training.
The scholars who are well-known in our country and abroad work at the institutes and laboratories. They are: the doctors of philology and professors: Berikbai Sagyndykuly, Eleanora Suleimenova, Svetlana Ashimhanova, Zhangara Dadebaev, Zhumat Tilepov, Zeinol-Gabden Beisengaly, Aslan Zhaksylykov, Bayan Dzholdasbekova, 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 and teachers: 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. Annually students from the USA do their internship 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 majoring in two foreign languages can study on the free basis at University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria), Vienna University of Economy and Business (Viena, Austria), Beijing Foreign Studies University (China), Pecs University (Hungary), the University of Human Resources (Hungary), Nottingham University (Great Britain), Gazi University (Turkey), M. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Russian University of People's Friendship (Russia).
The students, graduate students and doctorate students are sent to do their internships at Utrecht University ( Amsterdam, the Netherlands), 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), University of Vytautas the Great (Lithuania).
The Faculty of Philology 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 of al-Farabi Kazakh National University will rise Kazakhstan literature and culture at a high level. We trust in you! Trust in us too!
Dzholdasbekova Bayan Umirbekovna,
Dean of the faculty philology,
Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciencesof Kazakhstan,
Doctor of philology, Professor