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Faculty of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

Faculty of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment


Training of specialists in the field of forestry and ecology had started in 2001 on behalf of Elbasy N. Nazarbayev to create a green zone around the capital Astana, where a real forest has already formed in the green belt, it has already become a habitat for wild animals. In addition, everyone knows that the forest is a part of ecology, which indicates the possibility of combining these areas for the training of specialists.

The Faculty of Forestry, Wildlife and the Environment began its history on April 30, 2021. The faculty has trained more than 2000 specialists, most of whom hold leading engineering and administrative positions in the national economy not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the CIS countries and far abroad. The faculty is considered one of the leading in Central and Northern Kazakhstan in its profile.

There are 3 departments at the faculty:

The faculty trains specialists in the following educational programs of


6В08303 - Protective afforestation

6В08302 – Landscape design and gardening

6B051 - Agroecology

6В0052- Nature management

6В08301 - Hunting and fur farming

6B07 - Aquaculture and aquatic biological resources


7М08301 - Forestry

7М08307 - Bioresource Management

7М7М083 - Sustainable management of natural resources

7М08304 - Rational use of natural resources

7М084-Intensive fish farming


8D08301 - Sustainable Forest Management

8D08 - Wildlife

The faculty has a joint dissertation council in the areas of training:

6D080100 - "Agronomy",

6D080800 - "Soil Science and Agrochemistry",

6D08 - "Plant protection and quarantine"

6D08800 - "Forest resources and forestry

Professional and teaching staff of the faculty includes 53 highly qualified specialists, including 5 doctors of sciences, 19 candidates of sciences, 9 PhDs, 8 masters. Among them one lecturer is a graduate of the "Bolashak" program, 7 lecturers are holders of the title "The best lecturer of the university". The contingent of students is 836 students, 26 undergraduates and 7 doctoral students.

Leading scientists of the faculty have 6 scientific schools in the field of forestry and the environment. Faculty lecturers fruitfully develop scientific and practical problems in various areas of forestry and the environment, forest protection, agriculture, agrochemistry and crop production.

The main scientific directions of the faculty

  • Preservation and reproduction of forests

  • Environmental monitoring of water bodies

  • Actual problems of fisheries in the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Landscaping system optimization and landscape design

The employability of graduates of the faculty in 2020 was 87%.

Since 2021, the Faculty of Forestry, Wildlife and the Environment is headed by Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor Sarsekova Dani Nurgisayevna.