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The Institute of natural science and geography in its development adheres to the principles of green economy and sustainable development goals. In addition to the development of fundamental research in the fields of chemistry, biology, geography and ecology, the scientists of the institute research and develop innovative approaches and methods that contribute to the integration of sustainable development principles into educational programs and practice.


The main scientific directions of the Institute:

- Ensuring quality lifelong education for all
- Promote sustainable agricultural development

- Promoting urban resilience

- Measures to combat climate change and its consequences

- Promoting sustainable economic growth, full employment

- Promoting a healthy lifestyle

- Protection, restoration of terrestrial ecosystems and promotion of their rational use, combating desertification, land degradation, stopping the process of loss of biological diversity.


Currently, 11 doctors of science, 47 candidates of science, 16 PhD doctors work at the Institute.


Over the past 3 years, lecturers have prepared and published 23 textbooks, 51 educational, teaching aids, 8 monographs in Kazakh, Russian and English. Over the past 3 years, 123 articles have been published in journals with impact factors (Thomson Reuters, Scopus), 143 articles in journals recommended by the MSHE RK.


Since 2020, at the Institute of natural science and geography, scientists have been working on 1 international project with Okayama University (Japan), 10 projects funded by MSHE RK and 6 projects funded by the rector of Abai KazNPU.

Today, the Institute of Natural Sciences and Geography continues to cooperate with the following research institutes:

- Ybrai Altynsarin National Academy of Education;

- Institute of Metallurgy and Enrichment;

- Kazakh-Japanese Innovation Center;

- A.B. Bekturov Institute of Chemical Sciences;

- Institute of Combustion Problems;

- Institute of Green Chemical Technology "Greеntech";

- Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction;

- Institute of Geography and Water Security;

- D.V. Sokolsky Institute of fuel, catalysis and electrochemistry;

- Institute of Zoology (RSE on REM);

- RSE "Kazhydromet";

- Research and production enterprise "Antigen", etc.


The institute has dissertation councils for the defense and awarding of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the areas:

1) 8D015 - Teacher training in science subjects (6D011300/8D01513 - Biology), 8D051 - Biological and related sciences (6D060700 / 8D05101 - Biology)

2) 8D015 - Training of teachers in natural sciences (6D011400/8D01515 - Geography) и 8D052 - Environment (6D060900/8D05203 - Geography)

3) 8D015 - Teacher training in science subjects (6D011200/8D01510 - Chemistry)


Research projects of the Institute of Natural Science and Geography