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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

6B05202 – - Agroecology

6В0052- Nature management

6В08301 - Hunting and fur farming

6B08401 - Aquaculture and aquatic biological resources



7М08301 - Forestry

7М08307 - Bioresource Management

7M08307 - Sustainable management of natural resources

7М08304 - Rational use of natural resources

7M08401-Intensive fish farming



8D08301 - Sustainable Forest Management

8D08302 - Wildlife


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

6D080100 - "Agronomy",

6D08800 - "Forest resources and forestry


Professional and teaching staff of the faculty includes 57 highly qualified specialists, including 5 doctors of sciences, 22 candidates of sciences, 7 PhDs, 23 masters. Among them one lecturer is a graduate of the "Bolashak" program, 6 lecturers are holders of the title "The best lecturer of the university". The contingent of students is 1148 students, 23 undergraduates and 11 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 2023 was 87%.

The Dean of the Facultya "Forestry, Wildlife and Environment" from 2021 to 2023 was Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor Dani Nurgisaevna Sarsekova.

Currently, the faculty is headed by the candidate of agricultural sciences Boranbay Zhumagul Taatkanuly.