The Department of military history and law of the faculty of military-humanitarian Sciences

Head of the Department of military history and law of the faculty of military Humanities doctor of law, professor,

colonel

Yechshanov Almaz Shukirovich

The department’s formation dates back to the training of military history faculty members for departments, postgraduate and doctoral programmes at the National Defence University since 1997, where military history disciplines were taught until August 2014.

In connection with the increased requirements for the quality of officer training articulated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, there was a need to create a specialised, graduating department for the training of military historians, which was created on August 26, 2014 and was named “History of Wars and Military art”. It was from this period that a lot of work began on the formation of the department as a leading centre for educational, methodological, scientific and educational work for the training of professional military historians.

In August 2016, as part of organizational and staff activities in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the department was renamed into the department of “Military History and Law”.

Today the department trains postgraduate students in the specialty of doctoral studies: “8D12102 Military history.”

The main task of the department is the organization and implementation at a high-quality level of educational and scientific work to train highly qualified specialists in the profile of the department.

The faculty members of the department work along doctoral students to study the experience of wars of past years, local wars and armed conflicts of our time for the development of the military art of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensuring the national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan.