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Dates and facts
In the 70s of the XX century the Karaganda region was one of the leading in Kazakhstan on the development of chemical science. Many factories operated in Karaganda, where chemists were required. In addition, there was a strong lack of chemistry teachers at secondary schools in Karaganda and in the whole region. All this served as the basis for the creation of such an educational structure that would provide the region with qualified personnel.
In this regard, it was decided to open a chemical faculty in 1972 on the basis of the Department of Chemistry of the Natural Faculty of the Karaganda State Pedagogical Institute for the training of specialists in chemistry.
Candidate of Chemical Sciences, Associate Professor Rashida Gazizovna Omarova was appointed the first Dean of the Chemical Faculty, who headed the faculty for 20 years. The first heads of the departments were Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, USSR State Prize Laureate, First Rector of Karaganda State University Evney Arystanovich Buketov, Associate Professor Yerken Gafurovich Gafurov, Associate Professor Akbet Amanbaevna Kozhakova.
An important role in the organization, formation, determination and development of scientific directions of the faculty belongs to the first rector of the university, leading metallurgist academician Ye.A. Buketov. Being the rector and heading the department of physical chemistry in 1976, he organized for the first time in Kazakhstan the scientific school of chemistry and technology of chalcogenes and chalcogenides, as well as in 1981 the laboratory of the same name.
In 1978 the All-Union meeting on the Chemistry and Technology of Chalcogenes and Chalcogenides was organized for the first time on the basis of the Chemical-Metallurgical Institute and the Karaganda State University, which was regularly held for many years.
At the same time, Academician Ye.A. Buketov was the head of the project «Theoretical foundations of the processing of mineral raw materials and industrial products».
A great contribution to the formation of the Chemical Faculty (1983-1988) as one of the leading scientific centers of Kazakhstan was made by the rector, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Scientist, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Zeynolla Muldakhmetovich Muldakhmetov.
In 1980-1982, vice-rector for scientific work, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor V.P. Zhuravlev opened the Department of Colloidal Chemistry and Ecology. At the same time research works on environmental protection began.
In 1982-1985, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Murat Zhurinovich Zhurinov was vice-rector for scientific and educational work, who opened the Department of Electrochemistry at the Chemistry Faculty in 1984.
Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the Scientific Center of CIMC Abdrasul Abdashevich Zharmenov, head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry in 1984-1986, organized the scientific direction «The application of electrochemical methods in non-ferrous metallurgy».
A significant contribution to the development of the faculty was made by Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Kurmanaliyev O.Sh, who was the Dean of the faculty and head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Polymers. A kazakh branch, independent departments of quantum chemistry and electrochemistry were opened with the direct participation of O.Sh. Kurmanaliyev at the Chemistry Faculty.
65 people work on the faculty, including 9 Doctors of Sciences, 27 Candidates of Sciences, 8 PhD, 16 holders of the republican title «The best University teacher».
Bachelors’ degree – 1484 people
Master’s degree – 42 people
PhD degree – 21 people
The contingent has grown by 1.5 times within three years.
90% of students are holders of state educational grants. Among the students there are 28 holders of the badge «Altyn Belgi».
About 400 people enter the faculty annually. There are representatives of different regions of Kazakhstan, citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, and Uzbekistan.
Employment of graduates:
5В011200 - «Chemistry» - 82%
5В060600- «Chemistry» - 72%
5В072000 - «Chemical technology of inorganic substances» - 91%
5В072100 - «Chemical technology of organic substances» - 71%
5В074800 - «Technology of pharmaceutical production» - 66%.
6В05302 - «Fundamental chemistry»
6В05303 - «Chemistry and chemical engineering»
6В07203 - “Technology of oil refineries”
Multilingual training programs:
6В01507 - «Chemistry»
6В05301 - «Chemistry»
Double degree programs:
7М05308901 - «Chemistry» in cooperation with Tomsk State University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.
7М07109703 - «Chemistry and Chemical Engineering» in cooperation with the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University.
On the Program 6D060600 - «Chemistry».
Leadership and Accreditation:
All programs of the faculty have national accreditation and take worthy positions in the national ratings of the IQAA Agency: 6В015 «Chemistry» - 1st place, 6В015 «Chemistry-Biology» - 1st place, 6В071 «Chemical technology of inorganic substances» - 3rd place, 6В071 «Chemistry and physics of materials» - 1st place, 6В072 «Technology of pharmaceutical production» - 1st place, 6В072 «Technology of oil refining industries (by industry)» - 1st place.
The faculty cooperates with universities in the Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, China and India.
Memorandums of International Cooperation were signed with leading foreign universities, namely Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) - professors David Havlicek, Pavel Voychek, Norfolk State University (Norfolk, USA) - Professor Rakhimov R.R., Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany) - Professor Gerd-Volker Roshentaller, Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) - Professor J. Kreuter, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) - Professor Alex Van Herck, Xinjiang University - Professor Ma Feng Yun (PRC), Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis named after A.V. Topchiev RAS (Russia, Moscow) - Professor A.M. Gulmaliev, University of Reading (Great Britain, Reading) - Professor V.V. Khutoryanskiy, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) - Professor S.A. Beznosyuk, TPU (Tomsk, Russia) - Professor A.A. Bakibayev, Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Pimpri, Pune, India - Professor Ritesh Prakash Bhole.
Research centers and laboratories of the faculty:
Scientific - Research Institute of Chemical Issues
"Applied Chemistry" scientific-research center
Laboratory of engineering profile "Physicochemical methods of research" (accredited laboratory)
Well-known graduates of the faculty: