Al-Farabi Center was established on the basis of the Republican Research and Educational Center “al-Farabi and the spiritual culture of the Kazakh people”, the grand opening of which was held at the al-Farabi Kazakh national University on January 1, 1993. Thus, the Center has been carrying out scientific activities for more than 25 years. From the very beginning of its existence, the Al-Farabi Center has made a significant contribution to the development of Farabi studies and Kazakhstan science in general. Studying the heritage of al-Farabi in the context of understanding the development of Kazakhstan’s spiritual culture is extremely relevant in our days.
On January 29, 2020, Kazakhstan officially launched the celebration of the 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi. KazNU named after Al-Farabi was honored to host a series of events that day, starting with the presentation of the updated Al-Farabi Center. According to the republican plan for the preparation and holding of the 1150th anniversary of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, within the framework of special projects in 2020, it is planned to create an International center for Farabi studies, which will coordinate the activities of research centers and al-Farabi museum houses, unite Farabi scientists around the world. To spread the scientific and philosophical heritage of al-Farabi at the international level, a network of al-Farabi Centers has been created in 12 leading universities of the world, and Al-Farabi House-Museums in Istanbul and Delhi have been opened. In addition, it is planned to open the same centers in the UAE, Bulgaria, Japan, Lithuania and Egypt.
The mission of the Al-Farabi Center is the formation of integral worldview values based on the study and popularization of al-Farabi’s heritage, the formation of a national scientific, educational and innovative cluster on the basis of al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
The main tasks of the al-Farabi Center are:
• Conducting research activities in the field of Farabi studies, Kazakh and Turkic philosophy;
• Translation and publishing work of al-Farabi treatises;
• International cooperation and coordination of efforts of specialists from near and far abroad to preserve, recreate and disseminate the heritage of al-Farabi.
The ideological inspirer of the creation of the al-Farabi center and the first leader was an outstanding scientist, whose work on the history of Kazakh philosophy, philosophy of the East, al-Farabi’s creative studies are widely known all over the world – doctor of philosophical sciences, professor, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan Agyn Khayrullovich Kasymzhanov.
Mission: Formation of personnel potential – competitive and in-demand experts in the national and international labor markets; achieving a qualitatively new level in the formation of national and world citizens as well as high standards in the sustainable development of society through the transfer and enhancement of knowledge.
Purpose: Transformation from the classical national university into research university of a world class.
For 89 years of its rich history, the main source of personnel the Kazakhstan of public health, Sanzhar Asfendiyarov Kazakh national medical University trained almost 80 000 doctors of different specialties, high-level professionals who have made a significant contribution to the protection of life and people health. Every third doctor of the country today is a graduate of KazNMU. And here they got the basics of medical knowledge, kindness and mercy.
Kazakh national medical University is a milestone in the history of education, medicine and the country as a whole. These are traditions that have become the basis of professionalism. It is a large medical fraternity, the connection of times and names, time for energy of scientists and teachers. The University, which built its foundation on the basis of science, education and practice, can rightly be proud of its achievements. Quality organization of training, scientific and clinical activities, high level of qualification of doctors, recognition medical community has become a visiting card of KazNMU.
University history began from 1930 with one medical faculty. Now it is a huge University complex with unique infrastructure and modern multi-level system of continuous training of medical workers. Despite of many difficulties the staff of KazNMU passed through complex, innovative way.
The graduates were nominated to the highest position of health care in different periods of the country’s life. For example, 8 future people’s Commissars and Ministers of health care of Kazakhstan, 3 rectors of medical universities of Kazakhstan, 19 heads of research institutes, SC, 6 heads of regional health institutions, 6 world Champions, 2 Olympic Champions, 71 honored workers of science of the Kazakh SSR and Honored workers of Kazakhstan, 45 Honored doctors of the Kazakh SSR, 46 Academicians of USSR Academy of medical Sciences, national Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan and t 17 Winners of the State award RK. Two students of KazNMU, Manshuk Mametova and Vladimir I vanilov, immortalized their names, becoming Heroes of Soviet Union.
The University has always distinguished a high level of practical training of students in a large extent associated with the presence of their own clinics, innovations in the field of science, education and collaboration with practical health care. The University retains leadership in medical education in Kazakhstan. On the results of the international rating of the European chamber of science and industryARES-2017 KazNMU took first place among medical and third place among universities Republic of Kazakhstan with category A+.
KazNMU today takes 1st place in training all specialties of bachelor’s degree in healthcare and pharmacy, 1stplace in the National rating of medical Universities, 1st place in the National rating of educational programs health care on 5 educational programs of pre-diploma level of training; 1st place in the Independent rating of universities of Kazakhstan; the highest rate of employment graduates comprises 96%; Almost 10 000students, interns, residents, undergraduates and doctoral students from 17 countries of the world representing 34 nationalities; 6 faculties, 8 specialties of bachelor’s degree, 7 master’s degree specialties, 5
internship specialties, 31 specialty of residency, 4 laboratories, 7 academic buildings, 7 dormitories; 116partner universities from 27 countries.
KazNMU annually trains more than two thousand of specialists in different fields, those who promote medicine of Kazakhstan. We are faced with the task of training is not just professional doctors, and doctors scientists who speak several world languages. We develop our own unique training programs. The University daily takes steps to expand its autonomy in order to give the highest quality education students, become a medical cluster for the whole of Central Asia.
History of Semey Medical University began on September 1, 1953 with the opening of medical faculty, who were enrolled the first 320 students. All the years of the existence of high school graduates began more than 25 thousand people who are working successfully in Kazakhstan and abroad. Including 3 of academician, deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, 6 people worked rectors of medical schools, 14 heads of regional health departments and other prominent figures of science and practice.
Over the past few years to improve the organization of the educational process developed a scientific medical potential, stronger material and technical base. University became known in the country and the world, is developing intensively. Since 2009, it was granted the status of University. Now it is a multi-Medical University, educational and cultural center in the East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions.
In order to achieve high goals at the University employs more than 1,500 professors, teachers, staff and physicians. Every year more than 600 students are students of University, the total number of students exceeds 4,000. The university foreign students from India, Pakistan, China, Mongolia, and Russia.
The history of the West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University began in 1957.
The Order of Higher Education of the USSR: “… in order to provide qualified medical personnel in Western and North-Western Kazakhstan”, on September 1, 1957 Aktobe State Medical Institute (ASMI) was opened in the specialty “General Medicine”.
Candidate of medical sciences, associate professor., later – doctor of medical sciences, academician DairovA.B was appointed the first rector of the Institute.
The opening of the Institute marked the beginning of the development of medical education and science in Kazakhstan. The first teachers came from the leading medical institutions of the USSR. In a short time, the educational process was organized, the first enrollment of students was conducted and the start of life for a new higher education institution in Aktobe was given. The first dean was MD, associate professor Sorokin AP, who organized one of the fundamental departments – normal anatomy and anatomical museum, which became the best among medical universities in Kazakhstan. By the middle of October 1957, seven departments were opened at the Institute.
Rector A.B. Dairov headed the department of general surgery concurrently from 1957 to 1963. During this period 33 departments were opened in ASMI, including 17 – in clinical ones.
In 1963 under the guidance of the Rector RastopchinaN.D. there was the first graduation of young specialists: 157 physicians began a new life. The Department of Urology was also opened at that time, and the construction of the morphological building was started.
During the guidance of rector V.N Andreev (1966-1968) the construction of the morphological building was completed, the departments of children’s diseases and phthisiology were organized.
During the supervision of rector SharmanovT.Sh. (1968-1971) the pediatric faculty and the preparatory department were opened, three new departments, a research laboratory on nutrition issues was organized, and mass-circulation newspaper ‘Medic’ was issued.
From 1971 to 1995 the Institute was headed by Smagulov A.S. The Institute continued to strengthen the material and scientific base of the institute: the building of the Research Laboratory, 2 training and laboratory buildings, 3 dormitories were built, the construction of the main(administration) building was started, 7 departments, faculty of postgraduate education of doctors, nurses and advanced training of teachers were organized.
By Rector Ordabayev Zh.K. (1995-1998) elected on a voluntary basis at the Academic Council of the Institute, the construction of the main building was completed, the departments and administration departments were relocated, the organization of the Museum of the History of the Academy and Public Health of Western Kazakhstan began.
The main event of 1997 was a visitof the President of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev in connection with the opening of a new (main) building.
In 1997 by order of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan the Institute received the status of an Academy.
Three years later during guidance of the rector Doskaliev Zh.A. (1998-2000) the institution was renamed the West Kazakhstan State Medical Academy with the assignment of the name of Marat Ospanov – MD, an outstanding socio-political figure, Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, who worked at the university for more than 20 years.
Sanitation and hygiene and Dentistry faculties were opened, a Research laboratory was organized dealt with the new complex problem “Transplantation of liver cells in the experiment and clinic”,a modular family clinic, and the ‘Zhanibek’ boxing club were also organized.
In the period of the rector ZholmukhamedovK.K. (2000–2003) innovation methods of teaching students were first implemented: a computer testing centre and a dissertation council in the specialties “Pharmacology”, “Clinical Pharmacology”, Faculty of Pharmacy, and a branch of the Centre for Occupation Pathology were opened.
In 2001-2002 the university received state licenses for the right to conduct educational activities in the field of secondary, higher and postgraduate professional education, as well as medical activities.
During the supervision of rector Berkinbayev S.F. (2003-2007) four new departments were organized at the faculty of advanced training of doctors, a number of departments at Preventive medicine and pharmaceutical faculties, a department for training specialists with secondary vocational education were formed; diagnostic and cardiac surgery centres, a dental clinic were opened; major repairs and reconstruction of the historical museum were made due to the 50th anniversary of the university. In 2007 the first in Western Kazakhstan Cardiac Surgery Centre was opened on the basis of the university own clinic (Medical Centre).
Since 2008 the rector is MD, Professor Bekmukhambetov E.Zh.In 2009 the university received the status of West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University.
WKSMU today is a major educational, scientific and medical institution, whose specialists continue the traditions of scientific schools founded by famous scientists of the university. The educational process includes university (bachelor’s degree course, internship) and post-graduate education (residency, magistracy, PhD-doctorate), retraining and advanced training of specialists in the basic educational programmes.
To date more than 60% of students are trained by state educational grants, in addition, grants for the training of medical personnel are allocated from regional authorities. Work is also being done concerning foreign students, currently 264 students from India are studying. West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University provides the Aktobe region and the entire region of Western Kazakhstan with medical personnel.
In 2014 WKMOSMU underwent institutional accreditation, and in 2016 – international specialized accreditation in all educational programmes of undergraduate and postgraduate education through the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IAAR).
The university has 5 educational and laboratory buildings, 5 student dormitories for 2100 places. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the construction of a modern complex consisting of a dormitory for 1000 seats, a conference hall named after A.Doszhanova for 700 seats, with a modern library was completed. The students have three own accredited clinics: the University Medical Centre, the Family Medicine Clinic and the Dental Clinic.
Since 2004 the scientific and periodical journal “Batys Kazakstan Medicina Zhurnaly’ which is included in the list of publications recommended by the Committee on Supervision in the Field of Education and Science of the MES RK; since 2017 – the journal “The conference series of the WKSMU” is being issued.
The university has a dissertation council to defend the dissertations of PhD learners.
There is an interuniversity military department that trains reserve officers from among the students of universities in Western Kazakhstan. Future military doctors are trained at the military medical faculty.
WKMOSMU cooperates in the field of medical science, education and practical health care with 45 leading foreign universities on the basis of signed memorandums on mutual relations, contracts, agreements on international cooperation, the number of which is increasing every year. The program of academic mobility of students and teaching staff is being implemented.
The university collaborates with the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), it is included in the directories of medical schools of the World Health Organization (WorldDirectory of Medical Schools, WHO), in the International Directory of Universities of UNESCO (International Handbook of Universities, UNESCO).
The strategic partner of the university is Medical University. K. Martsinkovski (Poland). In the framework of cooperation, the leading employees of the strategic partner university work as top managers and teaching staff.
Over the years of its existence, the university has trained more than 25 thousand young specialists in the field of higher and postgraduate medical education.
Pupils of the university head the educational and research teams of many universities and research institutes of Kazakhstan, successfully working in the countries of near and far abroad.