Since the 2014-2015 academic year the center for distance education of KazNU al-Farabi together with the teaching staff started working on creating Mass open online courses (MOOCS). On October 1, 2015 the first open courses from leading teachers of al-Farabi Kazakh national University were launched. At the end of June 2016 more than two thousand students were registered in the system, including students of 1-2 courses of al-Farabi KazNU, high school students of NISH (Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools), specialized physical and mathematical schools etc.

Brief description of the course «al-Farabi and modernity»

Students of the course have the opportunity to learn about the life and work of al-Farabi, about the views of the philosopher on ontology, logic, epistemology, natural philosophy and also about the place that al-Farabi occupies in the history of world science and philosophy. The course reveals the essence of the scientific and innovative project “AL Farabi university smart city” and shows the relevance of the socio-ethical teachings of Al-Farabi in the modern era.

The course is intended for students, undergraduates, doctoral students and anyone who wants to get acquainted with the legacy of the great philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi.

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