Humanitarian and pedagogical faculty

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Organization of distance learning at the faculty of Humanities and pedagogy of the peoples ' friendship University named after him. academician A. Kuatbekov

From March 16, 2020, the peoples ‘ friendship University named after academician A. Kuatbekova switched to distance learning.

Remote technologies used in the educational process are based on the use of global and local computer networks to ensure student access to information educational resources of the University, regardless of its location.

To organize the educational process, all teachers and students of the faculty of Humanities and education were given access to the electronic platforms PLATONUS, ZOOM, Moodle, Youtube streaming, Skype, Microsoft teams, WhatsApp. Video recording, self-regulated online work, online courses and consultations will be used as a tool. A lot of work is being done on loading educational and methodological complexes, tests, and digital educational resources.

Teachers of the faculty of Humanities and education conduct educational activities remotely.

Based on the platform of the peoples ‘ friendship University. academician A. Kuatbekov:

* adapted educational and methodological complexes of disciplines have been formed;

* conduct individual and group online lectures, practical classes;

* provides students with tasks and tracks their progress;

* assess the degree of development of the discipline course and other.

Distance learning at the faculty takes place according to the approved schedule. The functioning of the remote platform already receives positive feedback from students and teachers.

Phone numbers for communication:

Faculty of Humanities and education– 8 775 451 54 92

On the issue of AIS Platonus– 8 708 148 18 28

Conducting online classes– 8 701 462 93 27

Office of the Registrar– 8 708 824 14 25

Accounting– 8 705 212 93 93


History of the faculty

“Humanities and Pedagogy” Department of Academician A. Kuatbekov Peoples ‘ Friendship University  (PFU) was established after the reorganization of Humanities and Technology Department according to the Rector’s order in 2006. Over the years, the Department has paid a particular attention to ensuring a close connection between three types of activities: educational, scientific and innovational. Humanities and Pedagogy Department, developing the whole range of pedagogical, social and humanitarian areas, undoubtedly, has its own specifics.

Department activity is based on creating a system and structure of continuing education, saturated with active scientific research at all stages: from secondary, higher and postgraduate education to professional retraining. In the context of educational activity, the department is guided by the State education standards for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies.

Currently the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science is actively discussing and developing possible options for restructuring the education system. The fundamental change is in the content, technological, organizational and legal foundations of higher education institutions activities. The grounds for restructuring universities activities are the Bologna process regulations, modern requirements of  social and economic development of society and new management concepts. The need to maintain university sustainable development in these conditions involves the development of university strategic restructuring program in accordance with modern state educational policy. According to the Address of Kazakhstan President, all Kazakhstan higher educational institutions master the principles of institution autonomy. These transformations allow higher educational institutions to acquire academic freedom, to introduce innovative programs and to use additional resources for development.

The most important directions for modern higher education development are the intellectualisation of educational process content, the introduction of new educational modes, the creation of conditions for students, the development of their creative abilities. Ultimately, all of these should be reflected in training specialists who will be able to successfully solve their employment problems in a market economy conditions and increased competition in the labor market.

A significant tool for the modernization of the department is strategic management and strategic planning. There development in KEPUPF became relevant due to fundamental changes in the system of higher and postgraduate education in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the need to determine strategic directions, goals, objectives and expected results in each area.

The main activity of the department is strict educational standards rejections in favor of continuous educational innovations; shifting priorities from maintaining functionality to investing in human capital assets and a transition from department regional isolation to the inclusion in international network professional communities.

The department is responsible for humanitarian educational programs implementation (both in Russian and Kazakh). The department consists of 5 divisions:

  1. “Pedagogy and Psychology”
  2. “History of Kazakhstan and social and humanitarian educational programs”;
  3. “Philology and Languages”;
  4. “Economics and Law”;
  5. “Physical Education and Sport”.

The educational process is carried out by a highly qualified faculty, numbering 143 full-time teachers (doctors of sciences – 11, candidates of sciences – 49, Ph.Ds – 12, masters – 27).

The special proud of the department is teachers’ awards taken in international and national events. There are the following among them: 2 teachers were awarded with “The best teacher of the university”, “For merits in the development of science of the Republic of Kazakhstan” medal – 4 teachers, “Honored worker of education” – 4 teachers, diplomas of the RK MES – 10 teachers, Y.Altynsarin medal – 2 teachers.

The introduction of new generation standards in the educational process, the modernization of teaching and methodological complex implies the updating of  teaching methods electronic database and electronic catalogues. The development and updating of elective courses catalogues (ECC) are carried out on the basis of theoretical and practical results of teachers’ research and correspond to the indicators of educational programs update. ECC update, made at the request of employers, corresponds to actual practice requests.

The introduction of Bologna Declaration regulations in the educational process allows to ensure the academic mobility of students and teachers for multi-vector work: the department implements programs of double-diploma education.

International cooperation is carried out on cooperation agreements with universities of near and far away countries: China, Russia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Every year, university professors improve their professional skills in such countries as: Russia, China, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc.

In order to increase educational process efficiency leading foreign universities’ professors are invited. They are from Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and others. Great attention is paid to the development of external and internal academic mobility. Students of the department study and do scientific internships at the universities of Uzbekistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The development of student international contacts is envisaged, both within international associations and through direct exchanges with foreign universities. The university has a debate club “ALAN”, which is one of the leaders among other universities in South Kazakhstan. University club of the cheerful and sharp-witted team “Zertas” performs in the top league of RK Clubs. The department has a youth wing “Zhas Otan”, “Alliance of Kazakhstan Students”. In 2015, the department women’s football team won the first place in the National Student League in Almaty. In 2016, volleyball men’s team “Dostyk” won the Grand Prix of the “League of Students” among universities of Kazakhstan.

The sports life of students and faculty is full: they go to a modern gym, which is completely equipped. Students and university staff participate in sports competitions at national and international levels.

The department has 15 classrooms, 4 computer classes, 1 language laboratory. The department teachers are provided with modern technical teaching aids (interactive boards, projectors, computers, printers, TVs, audio-video recorders). On December 12, 2015, Abaytanu Educational and Scientific Center was opened at the department, which makes a tangible contribution to the progressive development of Kazakhstani society.

Forms of study:

full-time education

Learning languages:

  1. kazakh
  2. russian
  3. english

Faculty achievements

In January 2017, at the Faculty of Humanities and Pedagogy, the management of educational and organizational processes is carried out in accordance with the adopted ISO 9001 MS program, which has been successfully certified by the Russian Register Association and IQNet.

From 2017 and 2018, the Academician A. Kuatbekov Peoples ‘ Friendship University passed the accreditation of the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IAAR) and was successfully certified for 3 years and 5 years. It should be noted that the university was the first in the number of higher educational institutions in the region, which passed both levels of accreditation (institutional and specialized) at the same time.

Holders of vacant educational grants!

By the order of the Minister of Education and Science E.Sagadiyev No. 545 of October 5, 2018, 4th year students of the Humanitarian Pedagogical Faculty of PFU of the specialty 6B001910 – “Defectology” Yacheev Komila and Akkuliyev Zhansaya became owners of vacant educational grants of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On behalf of the rector Rabigi Abdumusaevna Kuatbekova, the dean of the faculty Zhanna Nuralievna Botabaeva and the teachers we congratulate the students and wish them to represent the specialty and the PFU University in the future!

In 2017, the KYPUDN “Dostyk” team consisting of students of the specialty “Physical Education and Sport” within the national football league in futsal among the universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan took the honorable first place. The 2nd year student N.Nizamutdinova was recognized as the best player of the League.

Congratulatory meeting of the winners of the university management

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Kupesheva Aigul Kuanyshevna
Education: Higher
Year of graduation: 2003 y.
Specialty by education: “Accounting and audit” with the qualification “Economist”
What foreign languages and languages of the CIS peoples does he speak: Russian, English
Academic degree, academic title: Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor

Deputy Dean
Кожабеков Ержан Алибекович

Education: Higher
Year of graduation: 2008
Specialty of education: Bachelor of Finance
What foreign languages and languages of the CIS peoples does he speak: Russian, English with a dictionary
Academic degree, academic title: Master of Economic Sciences

To students
Educational process

Academic mobility – the movement of students and teachers of higher educational institutions for a certain period of time to another educational or scientific institution within or outside their own country for the purpose of teaching or teaching.

The main barriers to academic mobility are cultural, socio-economic and academic barriers. The Bologna process is an attempt to reduce these obstacles within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Students participating in academic mobility programs are usually divided into two groups: the so-called frimuvers – students who go to other educational institutions on their own initiative on self-financing conditions, and program students who are participants in student exchange programs on the basis of faculty, faculty, educational institution or organizations at the national level (for example, such as Erasmus, Nordplus or the Fulbright program). At present, the Erasmus exchange program, which has already become traditional for European students and teachers (which implies such movements), was supplemented with an element of virtual mobility, or Virtual Erasmus, thanks to which students from different countries can study together without leaving their homes.

Faculty students at a seminar on academic mobility

Consultation advisors when choosing an educational trajectory

Research work, Student research pape

Employers, graduates


160000, Shymkent city, Tole bi street, 32

Faculty number: 8 (7252) 95-25-83

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