UNESCO Chair in Sciences and Spirituality (667), established in 2004 at the Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty (Kazakhstan).


History, linguistics, cultural and religious studies.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of history , linguistics, cultural, and religious studies.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Host institution

  • Institute for Oriental Studies of the Republic of Kazakhstan


  • Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy
  • of Sciences, St-Petersburg Branch (St-Petersburg, Russia)
  • Abu Raikhan Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of
  • Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • India-Central Asia Foundation (New Delhi, India)
  • Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Academy of Social Sciences of China (Beijing, China)
  • First Historical Archive of China (Beijing, China)
  • Academic Centre of Socio-Economic Researches, Academy of Sciences of Mongolia (Ulgii, Mongolia)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network





Prof. Meruert Abuseitova, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Director, UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - mabusseitova(at)hotmail.com
Work Phone - +7 (327) 272-6963
Fax - +7 (327) 261-2835
Street - 29, Kurmangazy Street
City - Almaty
Postal Code - 480100
Country - Republic of Kazakhstan