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Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the leading institution of the system of higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was the first to pass the state certification and which has justified its right to realize academic activity on all specialties and at all levels.

Al-Farabi KazNU is the leader of the General rating of the universities of Kazakhstan, which was the first laureate in the history of the country of the Presidential Award of the Republic of Kazakhstan “For achievements in the area of quality”, a laureate of the Award of the CIS for achievements in the area of quality and services. Our university, being a member of the International Association of universities and the Co-founder of the Eurasian Association of universities, was the first among the universities of Kazakhstan and countries of Central Asia which has signed the Great Charter of Universities in Bologna; it has successfully passed the international certification on the correspondence to the system of quality management (SQM), the requirements of international standards ISO 9000:2000 and has obtained the certifications from the largest global certification centers – the International Certification System IQNET.

The University has an enormous educational, scientific, spiritually educational, innovative, and production potential which is aimed at the training of specialists of the highest qualification, further integration into the global educational space, development of fundamental and applied research, their implementation into production.

Today al-Farabi KazNU offers you a wide range of specialties.

The university consists of 16 functioning faculties, 67 departments, 32 scientific research institutes and centers, a techno-park; more than 2000 professors, doctors, scientific candidates and Ph.D.’s, more than 100 academicians of the largest academies, more than 40 honored figures of the Republic of Kazakhstan, about 40 laureates of State and nominal awards of RK and 40 laureates of the young scientists’ awards, 47 fellows of state scientific fellowships. More than 18000 students and masters at the multilevel system of higher professional education study in the university. We cooperate with 418 largest international universities of the world on the realization of joint international educational programs, exchange programs for students, and internship.

Sincerely, rector of-FarabiKazakh National University, doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician Mutanov G.M.

Scott Graham / unsplash


Formation of personnel potential - competitive and in-demand experts in the national and international labor markets; achieving a qualitatively new level in the formation of national and world citizens as well as high standards in the sustainable development of society through the transfer and enhancement of knowledge.


  • Transformation of a national traditional university into a world-class research university;
  • Integration of education, science, and innovation;
  • Formation of the University model 4.0;
  • Providing a high-quality education for the further success of students and the formation of a competitive base of educational programs;
  • Training of graduates with high personal and professional qualities that meet the requirements of the labor market.


The transformation from the classical national university into the research university of a world-class.

The development strategy of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University for 2017-2021 years includes:

Strategic direction 1

Excellent quality of education;

Strategic direction 2

Science and innovation are the results of world quality;

Strategic direction 3

Extension of international cooperation.

Strategic direction 4

Improving educational and social work, youth involvement in the socio-economic development of the country;

Strategic direction 5

Development of infrastructure and introduction of new information technologies;

Strategic direction 6

To improve the efficiency of financial and economic activities.


  • Almaty

    Almaty, Kazakhstan