It is one of the oldest faculties, founded in 1938. The Faculty offers a multi-level philological education, trains highly qualified specialists who are able to carry out pedagogical, research, artistic and journalistic activities at a high level.
The Faculty of Philology trains teachers of Kazakh language and literature, Russian language and literature, journalists. The bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs are implemented. The faculty has successfully implemented programs of multilingual education; students have the opportunity to attend courses in Polish, Latin, Romanian, Russian as a foreign language.
Graduates of the faculty are in demand and successfully teach in schools, colleges, universities, work in the media. The faculty consists of 5 departments: Kazakh linguistics, Kazakh literature, Russian language and literature named after G.A. Meiramov, practical course of Kazakh language, journalism.
The Faculty operates educational television, the Center for the Translation of Kazakh script into Latin Graphics, the Institute for the Study of the Spiritual Heritage of Kazakh People, the Research Project "Issues of Kassym scholar" and the website "Qasym.kz." There are language and multimedia classrooms, a rich fund of fiction and scientific literature.
Dates and facts
The first rector of the university, academician ye.A. Buketov, played a decisive role in the development of the Faculty of Philology, who, being a major specialist in the field of chemical sciences, the founder of Karaganda Chemical and Metallurgical Institute, was an equally well-known writer and translator, a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR. The love for the word, artistic creativity, which he kept for the rest of his life, was manifested in his special attention to the faculty of philology, in concern for the growth of scientific and educational personnel.
Ever since the pedagogical institute, the Faculty of Philology graduates pedagogical personnel for schools with Kazakh and Russian languages. Particular attention is paid to the process of training specialists in Russian language and literature for national schools. The initiative in training specialists of this profile in the 60s originated from Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor G.A. Meiramov, the founder of Karaganda Scientific and Methodological School.
The Faculty employs 79 teachers, including doctors, candidates and masters of sciences, holders of the republican title "Best University Teacher", laureates of the state scientific scholarships for scientists, who have made significant contributions to the development of science and technology, laureates of the scholarships for young talented scientist.
The contingent of students of the faculty is 687 people, 242 of them are trained at the expense of the state educational grant. Every year, the faculty receives about 300 people. Among the students are citizens of Russia, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia. Graduates of the faculty are in demand in the labor market, on average, 85% of them are easily employed after graduation.
The Faculty maintains permanent scientific relations with leading research centers in Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and other countries, and is also an organizer and participant of scientific conferences of various ranks.
The faculty has a dissertation council in the specialty 8D02306001 - Philology.
Accreditation and leadership:
All faculty programs have national accreditation. They occupy a worthy position in the national ratings:
In 2018 specialty 5B011700 "Kazakh language and literature" took the 6th place in the rating, in 2019 the 4thplace, in 2020 the 1st place.
In 2020 specialty 7M017 "Kazakh language and literature" took the 3rdplace.
In 2018 specialty 5B012100 "Kazakh language and literature in schools with non-Kazakh training" took the 1stplace in the rating, in 2019 took the 1stplace.
In 2018 specialty 5B011800 "Russian language and literature" took the 5thplace in the rating, in 2019 took the 3rdplace, in 2020 the 3rdplace.
In 2020 specialty 7M017 "Russian language and literature" took the 2ndplace.
In 2018 specialty 5B012200 "Russian language and literature in schools with non-Russian training" took the 1st place in the rating, in 2019 took the 1st place in the rating.
In 2018 specialty 5B020500 "Philology" took the 1st place in the rating, in 2019 –the 4th place in the rating.
In 2018 specialty 5B050400 "Journalism" took the 5th place in the rating, in 2019 – the 6th place in the rating, in 2020 –the 5thplace, in 2020 –the 3rdplace.
In 2020 specialty 6B032 "Public relations" took the 2ndplace.
In 2019 specialty 6D020500 "Philology" took the 3rdplace.
Notable graduates of the faculty are:
Altayev Amanzhol Duysenbayuly - Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, akyn
Dosskenov Talgat Kazkenovich - Chairman of the Association of Kazakhstan Entrepreneurs
Kazhybek Yerden Zadauly - public figure, ex-director of the Institute of Linguistics named after A. Baitursynuly
Mamrayev Beybit Baymagambetovich - public figure, ex-deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Toyzhigitov Ali Mussaliyevich - Honored Journalist of the Republic of Kazakhstan.