• The path of the leader of the Kazakhstan education

    al-Farabi Kazakh National University


Due to the systemic changes al-Farabi KazNU shows a steady promotion in world University rankings. According to the QS World University Rankings in 2017, taking 236 place KazNU entered the top 250 best universities in the world. It should be noted that only two universities of the CIS included in this group – M. Lomonosov MSU and al-Farabi KazNU. Thus, the University confirmed its leadership among universities in Central Asia.

Promotion of the University in the rankings is impossible without working out step-by-step University-wide strategy, which consolidates the efforts of the many thousands of workers. A comprehensive structural modernization was implemented at KazNU: process management, management system, result-oriented and rating achievements.



1. Improving the quality of educational activities.

2. The development and improvement of the quality of research and innovation activities

3. Improvement of educational and social work, youth involvement in socio-economic development of the country

4. Improving the efficiency of financial-economic activity

5. Expansion of international cooperation




A leading national University in the Republic of Kazakhstan al-Farabi KazNU has taken a leading position in a prestigious global ranking of the “UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities – 2016”. In this rating KazNU participated for the first time and has taken a worthy place in the strongest group. Becoming one of the 200 “eco-friendly” universities in the world testifies to the high achievements and enormous potential of the national University of “green development”.

In the “UI Green Metric”  methodology rating takes into account such factors as: educational and scientific activities in the field of ecology, consumption, saving energy and water resources, environmental management, storage and processing of waste, use of environmentally friendly transport, estimated the area of green space on the University campus and other indicators.





KazNU switched on double-diploma education programs first. Educational programs with issuance of double diplomas and international certificates were implemented successfully together with universities of America, Europe and Asia.

This indicates a high competitiveness of KazNU in the world educational space.


International academic mobility of students of al-Farabi KazNU is one of the basic conditions for the formation of a high level of modern specialists, competitive on the domestic and international labour market.

The objectives of academic mobility of KazNU are training, exchange of experience, improvement of the quality of research, transformations in the academic environment and learning the culture and traditions of other countries.

KazNU successfully cooperates with more than 400 largest universities in the world. Annually, more than 150 well-known foreign scientists give lectures, consult and share the scientific experience at KazNU. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, great Britain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, USA etc.

International Association of universities

Al-Farabi  KazNU was the first to join the program "United Nation Academic Impact" in Central Asia, aimed at supporting ten internationally accepted principles of the UN relating to human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution.

KazNU spearheaded a global hub of UN program UNAI on sustainable development in 2014., University become a Central Asian hub for sustainable development programme UNESCO / UNITWIN in March 2014.

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KazNU became the only universities in the CIS, who managed to open the section at the Global UN summit on sustainable development "RIO + 20", which was held in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Al-Farabi KazNU is the only universities in the CIS, who received the right to conduct a separate section devoted to the ideas of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev - "Global energy – ecological strategy development" and "Green bridge".

The University has become one of the most active venues in promoting the idea of sustainable development at G-Global platform.

For more active involvement of youth in the study of problems of sustainable development in collaboration with Columbia University has been opened and successfully operates a masters programme on sustainable development "Global Classroom".

The University is a leader in the Republic of Kazakhstan on participation in EU Programmes - TEMPUS, Erasmus Mundus, which allow to better adapt the basic principles of the Bologna process and to make academic policy of the University close to European standards. There are 9 TEMPUS projects, 7 projects of Erasmus Mundus, al-Farabi KazNU is the co-coordinator of 3 projects.


Kairat Mami
Kairat Mami

The Chairman of the Supreme court of RK.

Kairat Mami was awarded the order “Parasat”.

He was born on May 9, 1954 in Alma-Aty region.

He graduated from law faculty of KazNU in 1981.

Kurmanseit Batyrkhan
Kurmanseit Batyrkhan

Counsellor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan. In 2001 graduated from the faculty of Oriental studies of al-Farabi KazNU.

Issekeshev Asset Orentayevich
Issekeshev Asset Orentayevich

Statesman of RK.

Akim of Astana city.

He was born on August 17, 1971 in Karagandy.

He graduated from  law faculty in 1994.

Zhiyenbayev Sultan Suleymanovich
Zhiyenbayev Sultan Suleymanovich

Veteran of the Great Patriotic war, party and state leader, honorary citizen of Almaty city.

He was born on July 22, 1921 in Almaty city.

He graduated from the physics and mathematics faculty.

Zharmenov Abdurasul Aldashevich
Zharmenov Abdurasul Aldashevich

Doctor of technical Sciences, Professor.

The author of over 100 patents, more than 400 scientific papers.

He was born in 1956 in South Kazakhstan region.

He graduated from the faculty of chemistry al-Farabi KazNU in 1976.

Zharikbayev Kubigul Bozayevich
Zharikbayev Kubigul Bozayevich

Honored worker of science and technic of Kazakhstan.

Doctor of pedagogical and psychological Sciences. He was awarded the medal “For valiant labor”.

He was born on October 26, 1929 in Aktobe region.

He graduated from the Department of logic and psychology of KazNU in 1952.

Donakov Talgat Sovetbekovich
Donakov Talgat Sovetbekovich

Deputy Head of the presidential Administration of RK.

Candidate of legal Sciences. He was awarded the Order “Kurmet”.

Gabitov-Dzhansugurov Bulat Ilyasovich
Gabitov-Dzhansugurov Bulat Ilyasovich

Screenwriter, Director, member of IC of Kazakhstan.

The author of the 24 films. He was awarded the badge “Excellence in cinematography of the USSR”.

He was born on 16 November, 1937.

He graduated from the faculty of geological-geographical in 1958.

Beknazarov Bektas Abdykhanovich
Beknazarov Bektas Abdykhanovich

The Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council under the President of Kazakhstan.

Honorary worker of the judicial system of Kazakhstan. The holder of the Honorary sign “Ush bi”.

He was born on September 12, 1956 in Zhambyl region.

He graduated from the faculty of law in 1983.

Aryn Berik Sakbaiuly
Aryn Berik Sakbaiuly

Deputy Minister for religious Affairs and civil society of RK.

He was born in 1969 in Taldykorgan region.

He graduated from the faculty of Oriental studies.

7 Ministers, 3 akims of regions, 23 rectors of the universities, 54 representatives of senior management of the universities, 1/3 of members of Parliament, 1/5 first heads of national companies.



402 scientific projects are carried out at the University

Every 4th publication in Thomson Reuters journals belongs to researchers of KazNU


Al-Farabi KazNU is a leader among Kazakhstani universities by the number of publications in international high ranked journals


Funding of research projects by international funds and organizations





champions of the Olympic Games


Silver medalist of the Asian championship (new Delhi 2017) freestyle wrestling.


Bronze medalist of the Asian championship (new Delhi 2017) freestyle wrestling

Dinara Zhumabaeva

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Kasymhan Tulenbayev

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Kazakhstan swimmer, three-time champion of the 2014 Asian games, winner of the Universiade in 2015.


Kazakhstan wresltler, bronze medalist of the Olympic games in 2016.



World champion (2015), Asian champion (2016), silver medalist of the Olympic games (2016). Master of sports of international class.


Olimpic champion in 1976 and 1980, two-time champion of the World, five-time champion of the Europe, KazNU Alumni.


Olimpic champion in 2000, KazNU Alumni.

  • 1 gold medal and 11 participants in the 30th summer Olympic games in London 2012
  • 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal and 18 participants in the XXIX summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro 2016
  • 79 winners of international competitions
  • 118 winners of national competitions



Al-Farabi KazNU offers 82 undergraduate programs, 95 graduate programs, 72 programs of post-graduate training programs and 76 doctoral programs with a wide range of courses of natural Sciences, technical Sciences, social Sciences, business administration and Economics.


Proposed field of study:


Philosophy and political science

History, archeology and Ethnology

Philology, literary studies and world languages

Economics and business administration

Oriental study


International relations

Physics and technical design

Mechanical mathematics

Biology and biotechnology

Chemistry and chemical technology


Geography and environmental sciences

The University also offers courses and programs of pre-University education.

Educational programs

Educational programs




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