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Institute of the Oriental Studies named after R.B.Suleimenov
Institute of the Oriental Studies of the Ministry of Education and
Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan was established on 11 November
1996 on the basis of the Institute of Uigur Studies and the Center of
Oriental Studies. The institute was reorganized with the purpose of a
complex study of mutual relations of Kazakhstan and eastern countries in
historical, cultural, socio-economic and political aspects.
Structure of the Institute
The organizational structure of the Institute looks as follows:
the Near and Middle East countries, consisting of the
following sectors: Arabic philology, Turkish and Iranian studies;
Department of Central and Southern Asia
with the Middle Asia, Indian Studies and Mongol Studies sectors;
the Pacific Ocean and Asian region with sectors: sinology,
Japanese, Korean studies;
Department of oriental
Department of history of eastern countries
Department of scientific forecasting and
Center of Uigur studies.
Goals and objectives of the Institute
The objectives of the oriental studies of Kazakhstan are determined by
the combination of internal and external factors that influence the
establishment of the state and integration of the country into world
system. The main research objectives of the Institute are:
research of the interaction of political,
ethnical and cultural systems of Central Asia and countries of the East
during ancient and medieval times;
study of the role and place of Kazakhstan in
historical, cultural and international relations of nations and
countries of Eurasia;
research on oriental written historical and
cultural monuments of Kazakhstan;
research on interaction of different religious
systems on the territory of Central Asia
(Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and other confessions);
research on history, culture and
language of Uigur during ancient and medieval
times in the system of spiritual values of Turk nations.
research on socio-economic, national and
cultural processes in China from the point of view of Kazakkhstani-Chinese
research on history of diplomatic relations of
Kazakhstan with the countries of the East;
research on problems of socio-economic and
political development of modern eastern countries;
comparative analysis of oriental societies with
the processes occurred in post-soviet Central Asia;
development of conceptual approaches to the
mutual relations of RK with the countries of the East, determination of
priority political and trade-economic partners;
forecasting the prospects of international
relations development in Asia.
Activities of the Institute
Scientific researches of the Institute are regularly
published in the form of individual and collective monographs,
collections, articles, materials of scientific conferences and others.
The following works have been published during last
“Modern Sinzan and its place in Kazakhstani-Chinese
“Chingiz-name” by Utemish-hardzhy
“Brief history of Uigur”
of the Middle Asia and Kazakhstan”
“Names of distant ancestors (Sources of formation and peculiarities of ancient Turk onomastics”
“Uigur poetry of XYIII c”
"Chinese materials on the history of the
Eastern Turkestan, Middle Asia and Kazakhstan XY-XYII cc: history,
policy, diplomacy” and others.
The Institute organized seven international
conferences. Scientific readings in honor of Kazakhstani orientalists
Suleimenov R.B., Sadvakasov G.S., Udin V.P., “Malov readings” are
Potential and corporate relations of the Institute
The Institute has its own publications:
“Izvestia MS RK, Serial of public sciences”
(once a year);
“Isvestia of Korean studies of Kazakhstan” (four
times a year);
In addition, the institute plans to issue a
specialized scientific journal (four times a year). For this purpose the
editorial center and informative network with the state institutions and
organizations, international and foreign representations are being
Great partners and customers of the Institute are Ministry of Science
and Higher Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, governmental
institutions and international organizations, diplomatic
The scientists of the Institute make reports, recommendations, memorandums for the state institutions, render consulting services to governmental institutions and international organizations.
Scientific staff and training
Doctors and candidates (PhD) of historic, political, economical,
philological and philosophical sciences are studying a wide range of
classical and modern oriental issues. Scientific researchers of the
Institute speak different oriental languages: Turkish, Chinese,
Japanese, Mongolian, Persian, Arabic and Hindi.
The Institute has a full- time post graduation Program and
post-graduation Program by correspondence, Ph.D Program.
The Institute established scientific relations with more than 30
foreign research centers of Turkey, USA, Great Britain, China, Russia,
Trance, Japan, Egypt, Iran, Mongolia, Holland, India, Korea, Italy,
Germany and others.
The Institute has signed different agreements and protocols of
intention on international cooperation. It is implementing studies on
international programs, grants are provided by Fund Fullbrite, Korea
Foundation, Fund Soros, Islamic Center of History, Culture and Art study
(Turkey) and others.
The researchers of the Institute make reports presenting the results
of their researches on different international conferences. Scientists-orientalists
of the Institute are members of editorial boards of foreign periodic
scientific journals, international associations, institutes.
Since 1995 the Institute is a collective member of the International
Association of specialists in Mongolian studies.
Researchers from USA, Turkey, Great Britain, Mongolia, Japan, India,
republic of Korea are making scientific work at the Institute. In
addition to joint researches, the Institute of Oriental Studies holds international conferences, symposiums and colloquiums.