At the Faculty of Oriental Studies there is a scientific and practical seminar "Methods of reading and research of texts in the Chagatai language" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Turkey.
The number of students is growing year by year. This year about 7 thousand students came KazNU, 4098 of them became owners of the state grants, 897 of them are owners of gold medals "Altyn belgi", 35 are winners of international Olympiads and competitions, 187 are of graduates of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools and about 300 students are winners of the Olympiad of al-Farabi.
Within the framework of development of international scientific and educational relations and improving the quality of professional training of students based on the use of advanced experience of leading foreign specialists, the course of lectures and seminars of Professor Hiroaki Ito from Senshu University (Japan) was held from September 4 to 15, 2017 at the Department of the Far East of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
The rector of al-Farabi KazNU the author of several philosophical-poetic poem Galymkair Mutanov, for the release of the collection of poems “У ковчезі часу” (“In the ark of time”) in the Ukrainian language became a laureate of the international literary award named after Grigory Skovoroda "Garden of divine songs".
In October 2-6, 2017, a national workshop on repair and maintenance of scientific engineering equipment in universities, research institutes and small scale industries was held on the basis of the Al-Farabi Scientific Library within the framework of «EXPO-2017» (Energy of the Future), organized by the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO) in cooperation with the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.