History of the department
The Department of History of the Kazakh State Women’s Pedagogical University has been functioning since the foundation of the university. At the beginning of the history department there were professors and teachers: KN. Nurpeys, K.R. Amanzholov, A.S. Kurmanbaev. In different years, well-known scientists worked at the department: Sarbakhanov, SMAimbetov, Professor S.A. Tortaev and others.
The Department of History was reorganized on September 18, 2001. Head of the Department of History, Doctor of History, Professor, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, holder of the “Best Teacher” grant Lyazat Temrybekovna Kozhakeeva.
The Department of History prepares bachelors on the specialty 5B020300- History, 5B011400 – History and Masters in specialty 6M020300 – History.
Staff specialties of the department “History” is provided with qualified personnel. For 2017-2018 academic year the staff of the department consists of 15 people, the degree of the department is 66.6%. At the department there are 4 doctors of history, 8 candidates of historical sciences, 2 doctors PhD, 3 masters. The average age of the teaching staff is 42 years.
Teachers of the department conduct lectures on the history of Kazakhstan, the history of Europe and America, Asia and Africa, the history of international relations, the historiography of foreign countries and other subjects. In recent years, new elective courses have been introduced – modern interdisciplinary studies in the field of history, the history of world civilizations, the history of Russia and the Soviet state, as well as theoretical methodological problems in historical science.
There are good traditions at the department: teachers regularly hold thematic talks and deliver reports at the round table meetings of the university and the department devoted to significant events, participate in the discussion of the annual Addresses of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the people of Kazakhstan.
In the name of Academician Kenes Nurpeisov, who made a huge contribution to the development of national historical science and as the founder of a strong school of university historians, one of the audience of the department was named. Students in this audience can see the works of the scientist, personal documentation and photos from the personal archive. In addition, since March 2010 the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Nurpeisov Readings” has been held annually.
In the framework of the student exchange program and academic mobility, students, undergraduates and doctoral candidates of the department are sent for internships to foreign universities.
Achievements of the department
Professors and teachers of the department annually undergo training and cooperate with the Turkish University. Mimar-Sinan (Istanbul), the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the National Academy of Sciences of Russia, the State University. Mirzo Ulugbek and other international and foreign universities.
Future historians participate in competitions at the national level and win prizes. For example, students-historians took the 2nd place in the republican television competition Ata-Jurt and took the first place in the contest of journalistic works on the topic “Kazakhstan in the World Community” among university and college students in Almaty, dedicated to the chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the OSCE.
On the initiative of Candidate of Historical Sciences, art. teacher Zhubanyshova BT, teachers of the department conducted subject Olympiads on the theme “Independence of my country!” and “Historians of the Great Steppe”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Head of the Chair, Professor L.T. Kozhakeeva. won a grant “Best teacher of the RK”, and also was awarded with medals “Excellence in Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.
The senior lecturer of the department, Ph.D., Ashirbekova Zh.B. won the “Best teacher of the RK” grant, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan was awarded medals “For merits in the development of science of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and ” I. Altynsarina “.
Associate Professor of the Department Kusainova R.T. was awarded a gold medal “Ulagat”.
Associate Professor, Candidate of History, Aitbai R.T. the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan was awarded the medal “Honored Worker of Education”.
Senior Lecturer, Candidate of History, Zhubanyshov B.T. was awarded a letter of thanks of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan E. Sagadiev “For the contribution to the development of the education system”.