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Educational programme "Sociology" aims to prepare students of bachelor, master and doctorate wielding professional knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of implementation and maintenance of specific sociological research, social analysts.   

Training in the specialty "Sociology" is conducted at the Department since 1997 on the basis of the faculty of History and Philology, since 2009 at the Faculty of social Sciences of ENU. L. N. Gumilev.

From year to year there is an increase in the number of students.  If in the 2016-2017 academic year, 9 students were accepted for training on the state educational grant, in the 2017-2018 academic year, 16 students were accepted for training on the state educational grant, then in the current 2018-2019 academic year 41 students enrolled. The same growth trend is observed in the recruitment of students for magistracy and doctoral studies.

Since 2014, OP "5B050100-Sociology" in the ratings of the Independent Agency for accreditation and rating (NAAR) and the Independent Agency for quality assurance in education (NAOKO) ranks first.

The Department of Sociology has important competitive advantages that allow it to position itself as a steadily progressive actor of the educational space leading a special "piece" training of highly qualified specialists.

The first advantage: the educational process is provided by highly qualified teaching staff of the Department, including 4 doctors of Sciences, 4 candidates of Sciences, 8 PhD doctors. The degree of teaching staff in the 2018-2019 academic year was 83.25 %. 

The second advantage of the Department: the systematic use of the results in each academic period of applied disciplines, developing the skills of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as features of visual methods of working with iconographic documents and information.  

Third advantage: systematic monitoring of effectiveness evaluation in the field of quality assurance of educational programs depending on the changing environmental conditions.

The fourth advantage: the presence of successful organizations – bases of practices. For 2019, the Department signed a cooperation agreement with the bases of practice: the Research Institute "Public opinion", the Ministry of culture and sports of Kazakhstan, NGO "Association of sociologists and politologists of Kazakhstan," OO NIA "Institute of democracy", LLP "Mediker Astana", LLP research center "Bilim", LLP research center "Youth", LLP "Center of business decisions," CHU ", the Institute for public policy of the party "Nur Otan", PE "Center of social interaction and communications", etc.

The fifth advantage: 100% employment of graduates. Among the organizations in which our graduates are employed, in addition to the above, include OF "Astana-Zertteu", OF "Sana", RSE "Center for analysis and media information", SIC "travel", OF "Center for Analysis", LLP "Xilon Astana", Apparatus of Aktobe, LLP "Shamshyrak-Aktobe", OF "Center for social and political research "Strategy", Ministry of information and communication of Kazakhstan "RSE Management of monitoring of new media", Consulting company KAZQARAS, Department of social and political religious Affairs of Astana, Ministry of Culture and sports, national security Committee, Nazarbayev intellectual school.

The sixth advantage competitive advantage: established practice of organization of academic mobility. For example, the program of academic mobility went: in 2014, Menuarrow Isatai - Poland, University of Warsaw; in 2015 Utegenov Roland – Turkey, Istanbul University; in 2016 - Ernazar Madina -Russia, HSE in Saint Petersburg in 2016 Yixing Aidan - Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University, in 2017 Rakhmankulov NRBC – Turkey, Istanbul University, in 2018 B. Aziz Nasyrov – Poland, Warsaw University of life Sciences.

The seventh advantage: leading scientists of foreign universities are involved in the implementation of the educational program. During the reporting period, training sessions were conducted, consultations were conducted by foreign professors: M. V. Bersenev, V. I. Zinoviev, M. P. Shulmin from the Tomsk State University of control systems and radio engineering, Russia; I. Erpay from the University of Siirt, Turkey; J.Hauk from the Research center Berlin; M. Safronova from the University of California Santa Barbara, USA; E. G. Vanhemping from the Scandinavian Institute of academic mobility seinäjoki, Finland; Hate Besirli from Gazi University, Turkey; Sari Hanafi, Vice-President of the International sociological Association, Professor at the American University of Beirut; Professor Andrey Melekhin, President of the polling company ROMIR, Moscow; IV TouchWiz from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt / Oder, Germany; Professor Azamat Junisbai of Kalifornijskiego University, USA; Professor P. V. Turner of Uzhgorod University, Ukraine; Professor K. Fleming of the University of Liverpool, UK; Professor Eckhard Dietrich from the Magdeburg University named after Otto von Guericke, Germany; Professor Markus Kaiser from the University of Trier, Germany; Professor PAL Tamas Institute of sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Professor Guner Ozkan University of Istanbul, Turkey; Professor Heiko Schrader, Director of the Institute of sociology of the University of Magdeburg, Germany.

The eighth important advantage: the permanent members of academic staff. For example, Bajgabylov N. About. conducted field research "Turkiye'Kazak Diasporasinin'deki Sosyal-ekonomik Durumu" in Turkey in the 2015-2016 academic year; Otar E. S. in 2015 - "Youth religious situation in the city of Astana with the forecasts and trends of development" and "Youth situation in the city of Astana"; may-June 2015 Bajgabylov N. About. and Salimjanov R. S. the developers of the module in an international project of the United Nations (UNICEF); in 2017 E. C. Otar LLP "Scientific-research Institute of economy and Informatization of transport and telecommunications" by order of the Ministry of culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan "the Role of the national intelligentsia in Kazakhstan society"; in November 2016, Rodionov A. N. "Kazakhstan's way – 2050: the formation and development of the state in the mirror of sociology"; in 2016 Salimjanov R. S., tagaeva S. B. "characteristics of media consumption of Kazakhstan", the customer is JSC rtrk "Kazakhstan"; in 2017 Bajgabylov N. About., Rodionov A. N. Rodionova and K. N. "Trilaterally course "non-Profit sector in Kazakhstan: the origins, structure and management of" international project on behalf of the Fund of F. Ebert Foundation in cooperation with the KNU and KazNU. al-Farabi.

The ninth advantage: the staff of the Department provides students with the necessary educational literature in the state language. A number of teachers under the guidance of Professor J. B. Esmagambet from January 2015 till present translate the e-journal Global Dialogue ( The uniqueness of the project that the Kazakh language has become one of the 14 languages into which the magazine is published.