Department of Oriental Studies

Dear friends, we are glad to greet you at our faculty of Oriental Studies of al-Farabi Kazakh National university!

Faculty of Oriental Studies is the largest center of Kazakhstan which trains highly qualified specialists of Eastern languages. Studying Eastern languages (especially Arabic) in the university has started since 1970-s of the XX century. Today the faculty of Oriental Studies is a recognized center of Kazakhstan Oriental Studies, where highly qualified pedagogical teaching staff work, an interesting and creative educational process is being conducted, scientific research is carried out.

The faculty has research centers of Arabic studies, Turkish studies and Korean studies, resource and information centers of Indology, Chinese studies, Iranian and Japanese studies.

Eight Eastern languages are taught at the faculty: Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Japanese, Hindi and Urdu, as well as two Western languages: English and French.

The teaching staff of the faculty is about 100 people, including 8 doctors and professors, 38 candidates of science associate professors, 8 PhD-doctors.


Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, PhD-doctor,

Paltore Yktiyar Moldatoreuly