Meiramgul Kussainova

Meiramgul Kussainova, Candidate of Science

Associate Professor


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Research interests

The research interests include the oral historical tradition of the Kazakhs, historical and literary comparative analysis of the epic tradition of the Turkic peoples, historical songs and legends of Kazakhs, the history of Kazakh music, the history of the Kazakh elite in the context of the Russian colonial policy in the Steppe. Oral history in Central Asia; Intellectual history; Higher education system of Kazakhstan.

Meiramgul Kussainova participant of research projects of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and of the Nazarbayev University. She also participated in the international program Erasmus +.  She is the author of textbooks on the history of Kazakhstan for 12-year schools in the Republic of Kazakhstan and leads master’s theses on the program “Eurasian Studies”.


The educational interests include teaching history of Kazakhstan on the basis of an analysis of historical sources in the context of critical reflection on the main periods of the historical past of Kazakhstan, the transformation of the Kazakh cultural traditions in the framework of modernization and globalization, as well as the development of new teaching material, the quality of education and the assessment of students’ knowledge.  She is organizer of the annual student scientific exhibition "Zhas Galym" (Young Scientist) and of the student academic information portal "Ziyaly", mentor of the student club "History"

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