About us


   Faculty of Philology ENU. L.N. Gumilyov is a structural subdivision of the university, which was created on the basis of the reorganization of the History and Philology Faculty according to the order of the rector No. 33  of February 10, 2009.Over the years, has intensified its focus on providing three types of activities: educational, scientific and innovative in their close relationship. The Faculty of Philology carries out continuous professional training of specialists in the field of philology, intercultural communication, integrates educational, scientific and practical activities in philology, implements the educational process using modern effective teaching technologies, and conducts active work in the field of international cooperation.

 At present, the faculty of philology includes ten following departments:

• Department of Kazakh linguistics

• Department of Kazakh Literature

• Department of Russian Philology

• Department of Translation Theory and Practice

• Department of Foreign Philology

• Department of Theory and Practice of Foreign Languages

• Department of Chinese Philology

• Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

• Department of practical Kazakh language

•   Department of Foreign Languages


HR potential


    At the Faculty of Philology, the teaching process is carried out by highly qualified teaching staff, currently numbering (2019-2020) 242 full-time units, of which 33 are doctors of sciences, 88 are candidates of sciences, 15 are doctors of PhD, 107 are masters and 28 are teachers without degrees . Nevertheless, despite the fact that in some departments scientific degree reaches 100% (departments of Kazakh literature, Kazakh linguistics, etc.), the overall degree in the department is only 52%.

The international cooperation

    Our faculty for the years of its existence has managed to become a place of attraction for talented and creative youth not only in Kazakhstan, but also in a number of countries of near and far abroad. Students of our faculty have access to all modern educational and research laboratories, auditoriums equipped with multimedia equipment and technology. Existing connections with foreign partners allow conducting training programs, academic mobility. Priority in this area is given to universities, which are ready to cooperate, including the development and implementation of collective doctoral programs (Granada University (Spain), University of London (Great Britain), University of Wisconsin-Madison, (USA), Genoa University (Italy), etc. academic exchange programs (Ostrava University (Poland), Shanghai University (China), Xinjiang University (China), Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Moscow State Linguistic University, St. Petersburg State University -State University, Institute Goethe et al.).