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Department of «International Relations»
 Zhamansarin Nurlan Shukatovich
Head of the Department of International Relations
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor
Kazybek Bi str., 28


The purpose of the Department of International Relations is to train highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations, foreign policy and institutions that carry out foreign activities in the international arena.


The Department trains bachelors in the following specialties:

6B03101-International relations


As well as undergraduates (Master`s degree) in the specialty:

7M03101-International relations

PhD students in the specialty:

8D031 -International Relations

The teaching staff of the department currently consists of 21 people:

- professors, doctors of science - 2;
- candidates of science - 10;
- senior educators - 5;
- educators-4.


History of the faculty  international relations

The specialty "International relations" in Abai KazNPU was opened in 1993. Over the years of its functioning has trained more than 3000 highly qualified specialists, many of whom work in the presidential administration, the Cabinet of Ministers, the regional and city administrations, are members of Parliament, working in the system of foreign Affairs, ambassadors, consuls and other officials of foreign embassies of the Republic, occupy prestigious positions in international companies and organizations.


For the training of specialists, there is a good material and technical base: language and multimedia classrooms, computer classes, satellite television and the Internet, distance learning is used, all conditions are created for obtaining the most modern knowledge.

In 2014, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. V. Nazarbayev and the President of the French Republic F. Hollande opened the second branch of the USPS in the world and the only Sorbonne Institute in Asia - Kazakhstan. Graduates of the Sorbonne –Kazakhstan Institute receive diplomas of the Sorbonne University Paris Cite and a state diploma of the Abai KazNPU.


Within the framework of the Bachelor`s degree program, several modules are taught in French by French teachers.


Within the framework of the master`s program, 70% of academic disciplines are taught by leading USPS professors. The main language of instruction is French. Graduates of the master`s program receive fundamental knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis that guarantees them professional mobility.


Catalog of elective disciplines majoring in International Relations


Students undergo training in the Department of Diplomatic and consular service of the MFA of Kazakhstan and the akimat of Almaty and Almaty region, where enhance your theoretical and practical skills.


Upon completion of this specialty, the student can work:

- In the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

- Diplomat - representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan abroad
- An analyst in the large foreign companies and local administrations at various levels
- Specialist in the field of political technologies, political management
- Specialist and analyst of any international organizations
- Structures of various levels
- Expert in national security agencies