Founded 1928 as Kazakh State University. Renamed Kazakh State Pedagogical Institute 1930, and Almaty State University named after Abai 1991. Acquired present status and title 2003.
Accreditation: Ministry of Education and Science
- Academic year: September to June (September-December, January-June)
- Requirements: Competitive entrance examination following secondary school certificate
- Students allowance: Co-ed