Department of Regional Studies

 

 

The Department of Regional Studies was established on September 5 2006,  at the Faculty of International Relations. The department was created by guidance of a famous domestic scientist, doctor of historical sciences, Professor Tulibayeva Zhuldyz Musaevna. This is the period of formation of the department to which veterans greatly contributed - Ph.D. Associate Professor Kilybaeva P.K, Ph.D., Associate Professor Bukeshova G.K, Ph.D., Associate Professor Aytbayeva R.T, Ph.D., Associate Professor Toporina T.V, to Associate Professor Alekseenko A.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor Marmontova T.V., Professor Sokolovsky A.M.

 

Currently, the department is headed by Dr. PhD, Associate Professor Ospanova Aigerim Nuralievna.

 

  

Nowadays, the department consists of highly qualified teachers. The members of the department Regional Studies are 4 doctors of science, 5 doctors of PhD, 6 candidates of sciences and 4 masters.

 

Special pride is the work of foreign scientists in the department:

 
 

 

 

  

 

Seit Ali Avcu - PhD, Professor - Yıldırım Beyazita University, Turkey.

Lapenko Marina Vladimirovna - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Professor, Saratov State University named after Chernyshevsky, Russia

 

Vakhshitek Ahmad - PhD, Associate Professor, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia.

  

The department realizes three-level studying of specialists in regional studies for the state of foreign policy, analytical, public structures and international missions and organizations on the educational program:

Educational program 6В03105 - "Regional Studies"

Specializations:

1. Eastern regions - second foreign (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Persian).

2. Western regions - second foreign (Italian, French, Spanish, German).

The educational program 7M03105 - "Regional Studies" (scientific and pedagogical direction).

Specializations:

1. Regional studies in Western Europe and the United States.

2. Regional studies of Central Asia.

3. EEU countries (Eurasian integration).

The educational program 7M03105 - "Regional Studies" (profile direction).

Specialization:

1. Central Asia.

Educational program 8D03105- "Regional Studies" (PhD)

Specializations:

1. Europe and North America

2. Central Asia and the Middle East

The studying in all educational programs is conducted in the Kazakh, Russian and English languages ​​by highly qualified faculty.

Today the department is a leading center for training regional studies in Kazakhstan. In 2014, the educational program was specialized accreditation for teaching undergraduate and graduate and doctoral studies.

              

 

The department occupies a leading position in the national rankings. Dynamics of the rating of IARA,  IQAA according to EP 6В03105 7M03105 / 8D03105"Regional Studies"

Since 2014, in national ratings, EPs of all levels occupy leading positions:

Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IARA)

Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA)

 

Bachelor level

2015

2

2015

1

2016

2

2016

1

2017

2

2017

1

2018

2

2018

2

Master level

2015

2

2015

1

2016

2

2016

1

2017

3

2017

1

2018

2

2018

1

PhD level

2015

1

This rating does not include the participation of doctoral programs.

2016

1

2017

1

2018

1


 
The department occupies a leading position not only in national rankings, but also in university. For example, in the annual ranking of departments, for various names, the following positions:

 

 

1. The Department of Regional Studies was awarded the 3rd place in the university among the graduating departments in 2016 No. 01-8489 04/26/2017

     

2. The Department of Regional Studies is recognized as the best department of the Faculty of International Relations in 2016, 1st place No. 01-8497 04/27/2017

      

 

3. In the nomination “The Best Department for Internationalization of 2017”, the Department of Regional Studies took the 2nd place No. 01-57 16.05.2018

     

 

4. Ranking of departments - 2017 Department of Regional Studies 3rd place in the university among the graduating departments №01-251 28.05.2018

       

 

5. In the nomination “The best department in terms of quality and results of the teaching staff of 2017”, the Department of Regional Studies took the honorable place in 3rd place # 01-76 16.05.2018

       

 

6.      In the nomination “The Best Department of the Faculty of 2017”, the Department of Regional Studies took the 1st place No. 01-36 05.16.2018

 

        

 

 

 

The Department of Regional Studies combines rich traditions and experience of regional studies knowledge accumulated over the decade of its existence, uses new technologies and principles of the educational process, actively introducing new educational methods. During this time, the teachers of the department published monographs, educational and teaching manuals, developed the author's training courses.

 

The department creates the necessary conditions for self-realization of the students' personality: meetings with prominent domestic and foreign scientists, ambassadors, politicians, round tables, scientific and methodical conferences, thematic curatorial hours are held; sports competitions in various sports; organized visits to cultural sites: exhibitions, museums, theaters.