Gulnara K. Yeleukulova

Gulnara K. Yeleukulova

Candidate of Philosophy

Associate Professor

Institute of Project Management

Department of Foreign Languages

Email: g.yeleukulova@satbayev.111

Professional biography

Qualification: English language, Philosophy

Teaching English for Specific Purposes (CLIL) experience of more than 20 years

Began professional career as a teacher of English of a secondary school in 1977 then worked as a teacher of English at the Institute.

In the 90-tieth worked as an interpreter/translator for different projects of the World Bank, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank.

From 1999 taught Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science at Suleyman Demirel University. From 2008 to 2016 taught different courses for the International School of Economics double diploma project of the Kazakh-British Technical University. Since 2016 up to present have been teaching  at Satbayev University.

Additional information:

1. Co-President of the Asian Philosophical Association.

2..Member of the Kazakhsnaty Geographical Society.

3. Member European Society for Central Asian Studies.

Research Grants awarded:

1. Research Grant from DAAD, Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, Germany, June-August, 2015.

2. Bolashak Visiting Scholar, University of Texas at Austin, January-June, 2013.


1973-1977 – Tselinograd Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of Foreign Languages, English language.

1982-1984 – Institute of Philosophy and Law of The Academy of Sciences of the KazSSR, trainee researcher.

1984-1989 – Institute of Philosophy and Law of The Academy of Sciences of the KazSSR, Postgraduate study, Philosophy of Social Studies, Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy.

Scientific projects

Cultural Anthropology, Ethnography, Spiritual culture of Kazakhs


1. "Nogaily Period Historical Hardships and their Representation in Kazakh Oral Tradition” Eurasian Conference on Language & Social Sciences. April 30-May, 2019. Samarkand, Uzbekistan. 

2. Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference, the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS), and the Sixth Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS). American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, June 29-July 2. -Participant.

3. The Crisis of the Human Sciences: The Case of Kazakhstan. Two decades Discourse about Globalizing Social Sciences: Concepts, Strategies, Achievements. International Conference. Kharazmi University. Tehran, Iran. 26-27 April, 2017.

4. “Chokan Valikhanov and the Central Asian Studies”. II Narxoz International Week, 10-14 April 2017. Almaty, Narxoz University

5. “Duality of the Tsarist religious Policy in Kazakhstan in the XVIII-XIX Centuries.”  International Scientific-practical Conference “Innovations in Education and Science”  Almaty, SDU. 2016

6. «Oral Tradition as the Basis of Kazakh Spiritual Culture». II Казахстанский Философский конгресс «Философия Казахстана в пространстве мировой философской мысли:история, современность, перспективы» Алматы. 29-30 сентября 2016.

7. Traditional Grandmother’s Role in Contemporary Kazakh Society. Proceedings of the IX International Congress of the Asian Philosophical Association, UTM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 20-24, 2016

8. Kazakh Culture, Oral Tradition and Folklore. 8th International conference “Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Journalism into Education”. April 28-29, 2016. Bishkek

9. Chokan Valikhanov and the Kyrgyz Epic “MANAS”. International conference. Международный Университет «Ататюрк-Алатoo», October 7-8, 2015

10. A Kazakh Manuscript “ADIL SULTAN” from the archive of the St. Petersburg university.

11. The Heroic Epos of the Kazakhs: Akhtamberdy Zhyrau. Building Cultural Bridges in Education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

12. Kazakh Oral Tradition of Zhirau: Ontological Unity of Man and the World. Fukuoka, Japan 2011, December 7-9.

13. Concepts and Categories of Kazakh Philosophy. International Journal of the Asian Philosophical Association. Volume 4. Issue 1. January 2011.

14. Gender Education in Kazakhstani Society. “Building Cultural Bridges”. International conference. April 2010. Almaty

15. Shakarim’s Worlview: Confluence of East and West. Jakarta. 4-6 November 2009. 4th International Conference of Asian Philosophical Association

16. Cоциальные изменения в казахстанском обществе как результат миграции населения. International conference. Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Languages, Linguistics, Literature and Translation into Education.Proceedings. Almaty. 24-25 April. 2009

17. “Religion in Modern Kazakhstan”, 3d International conference of the Asian Philosophical Association. October, 2008. Almaty

18. “Glocalization Aspect in Teaching Philosophy”, International Conference, Almaty, SDU, April, 2007

19. “Concepts and Categories of Kazakh Philosophy” Pusan University, South Korea, October, 2006. Second International conference of Asian Philosophical Association.

20. “New Approaches in Teaching Philosophy” (Humanization of Education). Proceedings of the Conference of Teachers and Students of KBTU. May, 2006

21. “New Approaches in Teaching Humanities”, Kazakhstan Integration to the World Education System: Development Perspectives, Problems and Ways of Their Solution. The international scientific-practical conference devoted to the 75 anniversary of the academician Dzholdasbekov U.A. Taldykorgan, , April, 2006

22. Introduction to Philosophy. Notes on How to Develop Philosophy Knowledge during the Course.”  SDU. Almaty. 2006. ISBN 9965-792-23-2

23. How to incorporate the Internet into ELT.  2d Central Asian Teachers of English Conference “Oasis of Innovations”, US Embassy in Kazakhstan; 2003

24. History of Philosophy and Some Current Philosophical Problems. Education and Science in the XXI Century: Glance into the Future. Modern Educational Technologies and Perspectives of Development. International Conference. Almaty.2001