The high state award was presented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic in Kazakhstan, Pasquale D’Avino at the University Academic Council, in recognition of his great contribution to strengthening Kazakhstan-Italian relations in the field of science and education, popularizing Italian culture and language.
The International Relations Department, one of the most prominent and prestigious institutions within Al-Farabi KazNU, celebrated its twenty third anniversary this year.
The Department is originated in the difficult and complex times of formation and consolidation of Kazakhstan’s statehood. Since then we have passed a large and eventful path. Today the International Relations Department is the main educational and scientific center which makes a great contribution in training of highly qualified specialists in the field of international affairs.
The Department successfully employs the most pioneering techniques and teaching methods. It is fairly considered as the leading forge of personnel in the field of international relations and foreign policy, international law and the world economy.
The academic achievements of the Department are impressive. The Faculty professors and teachers published more than a thousand scientific articles including those which were published abroad. Their scientific work was dedicated to actual problems of international relations in international law and the world economy, which contributed to the development of these areas of science. There are hundreds of books and articles on both research and teaching matters. Their number has exceeded one thousand, including those which were published abroad.
In awarding the Order, the Ambassador highlighted that Yermek Chukubayev, as a scientist, makes a significant contribution to the study of the history and culture of Italy. Under his leadership, the Center for Roman Studies has been established and successfully operates at KazNU, which is aimed at developing fruitful cooperation between Kazakhstani and Italian scientists, implementing joint research projects and academic mobility programs.