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 Sabitova Ainur Alimkhanovna
Director of the Institute (Kazakhstan)
Doctor of Law, Professor
Kazybek Bi str., 28

Director of the Institute (France)

Kazybek Bi str., 28

 Zhabelova Tolkyn Ergazykyzy
Deputy Director for Academic Affairs
Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor
Kazybek Bi str., 28, office 19
 293-83-35, 8-701-320-9377, 8-707-320-9377

 Alpysbayev Kuanysh Sultanmakhmutuly
Deputy Director for Research and International Relations
PhD doctor
Kazybek Bi str., 28, office 19
 293-83-35, 8-707-308-49-49

 Kadirov Alisher Mukhtarjanovich
Deputy Director for Social and Educational Work

28, Kazybek bi, office 19
 293 83 35, +7 701 760 0625



The Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute was created in 2014 as a result of cooperation between the Abai University and Sorbonne Paris Cité University.

The grand opening of this educational project, unique for Central Asia, took place on December 6, 2014 with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and France. 


The Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute fits harmoniously into the strategy of development of the higher education system pursued by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan that recognises the importance of international exchange in this domain.


One of the main objectives of the Sorbonne- Kazakhstan Institute is the development of higher education in Central Asia in French, through programmes tailored to meet the current needs and realities of the labor market.

Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute prepares specialists in 10 undergraduate, 9 graduate and 2 postgraduate programmes. In addition, 3 double degree programmes are carried out:

- "International Law" in cooperation with the University of Lorraine;

- Economics" in cooperation with the University of Poitiers;

- "International Relations" in cooperation with the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO).


Among the teachers of the Institute there are both Kazakhstani professors and professors from leading French universities.


Students of the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute have the opportunity to undergo training at the military department of Abai University, as well as the opportunity to live in the university dormitory.


Students of the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute annually become grant holders of a number of scholarship programs and academic mobility programs (Abai-Vern, Erasmus+), and also take courses in the leading universities of France through the Agency of Francophone Universities (AUF).


For more information about the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute and the National Volunteer Movement "Акселератор Добра: Izgilik Elshisi", please visit: