4-year students of the department of the Middle East and South Asia, Faculty of Oriental Studies, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Ismailov Adil and Paishambiev Rumi are studying under the program of academic mobility in Iran.
Faculty news & events
Faculty of Oriental studies of KazNU Al-Farabi had a meeting with Professor of Shanghai University of Foreign languages of China, researcher of Russia and Central Asia UAN Ning10/12/2019
October 12th with the participation of professors, undergraduates, students of the Department of Chinese studies of the Faculty of Oriental studies of KazNUAl-Farabi had a meeting with Professor of Shanghai University of Foreign languages of China, researcher of Russia and Central Asia UAN Ning. During the meeting, the Professor acquainted with the brief history of the Shanghai University of foreign languages and the direction of its research work. Upon completion, the students asked the Professor interesting questions, to which they received appropriate answers. The meeting was interesting and informative.
150 years ago, on October 2, 1869, in India, in the state of Gujarat, the Father of the Indian nation, a political and public figure, author of the ideology of Ahimsa, Satyagrah Mahatma Gandhi was born. According to the great poet and writer, composer and artist, Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhi was a great man who proved himself to the whole world, proving that you can win without bloodshed and violence. He called the world to peace and opposed the caste and racist system. At the celebration of the birthday of such a great man, a democratic country like Kazakhstan never stood aside. According to tradition, on this celebrated day, a festive event dedicated to the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi was held in the park of Mahatma Gandhi in Almaty. The event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Kazakhstan, Mr. Prabhat Kumar, Honorary Consul of India in Almaty, Mr. Martin Clemens, Director of the Swami Vivekananda Indian Cultural Center, Mr. Sanjay Garg, guests from the Almaty City and Akimat and dean of the faculty Oriental Studies al-Farabi KazNU. Mr. Y.M. Paltore. Each guest made a speech about the path of Mahatma Gandhi, who called for peace not only India, but the whole world. With such a big heart that lurks in a small body, he encouraged to be united, kind, to be friends and love. That is why such a country as Kazakhstan, where many nations live peacefully and together, celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a great person and soul. During the festive event, songs were sung, students of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University read verses and aphorisms in Hindi, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
The event influenced us, the young generation, to get acquainted with the life of such a great man, to imitate his kindness and friendship. The name of Mahatma Gandhi, who bent the whole world with kindness and generosity, will undoubtedly remain on the pages of history as a great personality with a capital letter.
October 9, 2019 at 15 hours in the hall to them. N. Dauletova’s National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted a literary evening dedicated to the 125th birthday of the poet, classic of Kazakh literature Ilyas Zhansugurov, and the presentation of the book-album “Ush Arys”, published on the initiative of the International Organization TURKSOY.
The “Ush Arys” book-album is dedicated to the literary heritage of the three pillars of Kazakh literature S. Seifullin, B. Maylin and I. Zhansugurov, who were born in one year (1894) and became victims of Stalin’s repressions in the same year (1938).
The album-book includes works of art by famous Russian masters of the last century and the present, based on the literary works of these poets and writers. The purpose of this project is to learn about the literary heritage of the masters of the pen, to demonstrate the literary works of prominent poet and writer to readers through art. As part of the event, a book exhibition was organized from the fund of the National Library dedicated to the life and work of I. Zhansugurov. Relatives of S. Seifullin, B. Maylin and I. Zhansugurov, as well as representatives of the intelligentsia and literature lovers participated in the event.
As the President of Kazakhstan K. K. Tokayev noted in his Address to the people of Kazakhstan, 2019 in the country was adopted as the "year of youth". On October 4, within the framework of the President's address, in order to increase the cognitive abilities of 1st year students and strengthen friendship between young people, a festive event "Welcome party" was organized for 1st year students of the faculty of Oriental studies of KazNU.Al-Farabi, with TURKSOY.
The event began with the greeting of the Deputy Dean of the faculty for teaching and educational work sh. E. Kanafyeva and the head of the Department turksa Kydyrbaeva U. T. and continued with the speeches of students of 2-4 courses. Senior students sang songs in Turkish, performed the traditional dance "halayy", and students who have passed an internship abroad under the program of academic mobility shared their impressions about student life abroad. They shared their tips for future practice in the walls of the niversity. Took part in intellectual games and various interesting competitions.
That is, this event is the first step in uniting students. Since at this holiday students not only got acquainted with each other, but also showed their talents, accumulated experience for the coming years, and we hope that the festive moment is the beginning of the brightest, most unforgettable period in the life of a student. This event will become a tradition at the Department in the future.
On 2nd of October, 2019, at 15.00, in №546, Faculty of Oriental Studies, in Turksoy Department there was hold a meeting with professor of Firat University (Turkey), turkologist Ahmet Buran. At the meeting there were also participated other teachers, professors, doctoral students and students of Turksoy Department.
At the meeting there was a presentation of Ahmet Buran`s book "Turcologist of Turkic World apart from Turkey." As Ahmet Burana explained "My Teacher, Pr. Dr. Tuncel has already published the work about Turcologists in Turkey. Thanks to his support we started to publish this book which can introduce all turkologists in Turkic World with each other».
Ahmet Buran devoted approximately year and half in the summer to this work and had faced with some problems in gathering information. He also thanked teachers and professors of Turksoy Department Mrs. Kossymova Gulbanu, PhD Kydyrbaeva Umit, Abuova Akzharkyn and Shuinshina Nazym for translating and giving information.
With Kyrgyz, Chuvash, Tatar, Uzbek, Turkic turcologists; there were included Kazakh turcologists such as A. Baitursynuly, K. Кemengeruly, К. Zhubanov, I. Kansesbayev, researcher of Turkic peoples' exploits. Aidarov, R. Yougynikova, A. Haydar, Sh. Sarybaeva, A. Ibatov, T.Zhanuzak, A.Bolganbaevich, K.Akhanov, A.Kuryshenovich, K.Umiraliev, E.Zhanpeisov, K.Musayev, K.Yesssenov, B.Abylkasymov, M.Tomanov, A.Amanzholov, U.Aytbaevich, Т. S.Saimbayev, M.Zholdasbekov, A.Zhubanov, S.Isayev, A.Zunisbekov, B.Kaliev and many others.
Responsible for this event was Montanay E.
At the end of the meeting Dean Faculty of Oriental Studies PhD Paltore Ykhtiyar Moldatoreuly wished success to our dear guest A.Buran and gave the special thanksgiving diploma.
On October 9, 2019, an event dedicated to the Day of the State Language of the Republic of Tajikistan, organized by the Iranian Studies Department of the Department of the Middle East and South Asia and the Consulate General of the Republic of Tajikistan, was held at the center of the Tajik Language and Culture at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The event was attended by the Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan Bahodur Nazir, dean of the faculty Paltore Yktiyar, head of the department P.M. Suleimenov, deputy chairman of the Tajik-Kazakh congress “Somoniyon” Inoyat Valiev, entrepreneur Vakhobova Nasiba, Tajik students of KazNU, as well as teachers and students of the Middle East and South Asia department. During the event, Tajik students made a presentation on the official status of the Tajik language, and also Iranian students read poems of Persian-Tajik classical poets Omar Khayyam, Saadi and Sepehri. During the event, plans for joint scientific and cultural events were discussed by the participants.
On October 4, 2019, the dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Paltore Yktiyar Moldatoreuly, held a meeting with foreign students of our faculty. The meeting was attended by the deputy dean of the faculty of scientific and innovative activities and international cooperation, the chairman of the Council of Young Scientists, deputy heads of departments of scientific and innovative activities and international cooperation. First of all, the dean congratulated the students on the beginning of the new academic year and personally met with each of them. Among foreign students were representatives of the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Jordan. The Dean acquainted the students with the country order for foreign citizens and the university rules regarding the educational process, and also noted that in case of any problems, the university and the faculty are ready to support and closely cooperate with foreign students. During the meeting, students expressed their gratitude to the faculty and university managment for their support.