Department of the Far East of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University with Waseda University (Japan), initiated the Winter School in 2017. Eight students specialized in the study of Central Asia arrived with professor Ogihara Atsushi.
About 2 years ago on the initiative of the rector of Kazakh National University Department of TURKSOY was opened at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Recently, the best students of the department have been awarded a special scholarship of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY), which has become a good tradition.
February 7, 2017 at the Faculty of International Relations of al-Farabi Kazakh National University was held a round table on " Kazakhstan's accession to the non-permanent membership of UN Security Council". The invited guests were representative of public information of the United Nations in Almaty V.Samek, Chairman of the Public Fund "Poligon - 29 August" N. Boztaev.
At the beginning of the new semester, there was another really significant event after the founding of the Kazakh National University in 1934. This is the opening ceremony of the Triumphal ark of graduates “Мәңгілік ел”, which became a kind of "pagoda of science" opens the doors of the University.