About SHSS

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is one of the University’s largest Schools offering degree programs and concentrations in seven different subject areas spanning the breadth of a liberal arts education. In addition, SHSS offers three graduate programs, an MA in Political Science and International Relations, an MA in Eurasian Studies and an MA in Economics. Our vision and mission rest upon a value system which places learning and scholarship, local and global engagement and service and social responsibility as core values. Guided by NU’s mission to develop the social capital of Kazakhstan, SHSS provides a liberal arts education to nurture the discovery, creation and application of knowledge of our students to the country’s development.

Rather than teaching discrete facts, the teaching and learning mission of the School involves the connection of skills and knowledge from multiple sources and experiences and applying these skills and practices in various settings. Integrative learning draws upon associations within a major, between disciplines and between curricula. Integrative learning emphasizes skills such as critical thinking, writing, and communication and links between academic knowledge and practice. These skills are fundamental as the challenges which Kazakhstan society faces are multifaceted

As a School dedicated to the integration of research and learning, the production of knowledge is crucial to the liberal arts education of our students. This knowledge originates with our talented and dedicated faculty. To assist us in faculty and student development, we are fortunate to have a strategic partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Opening ceremony of the study period of the Summer School of Russian language and Eurasian studies

On June 3, 2019, the opening ceremony of the study period for students of the Summer School of Russian language and Eurasian studies took place, where our faculty of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nazarbayev University congratulated and wished fruitful studies and a great time in Nur-Sultan. We would like to note […]

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Scientific Student Exhibition «Zhas Galym»

The department of the Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, held the «Zhas Galym» student scientific exhibition in cooperation with the International Association of Kazakh Teachers on 12-19th April 2019. The scientific exhibition was dedicated to two anniversaries in 2019 – the 120th anniversary of […]

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Student Awards Ceremony 2019

On April 26, 2019 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nazarbayev University had held an annual student awards ceremony to acknowledge exceptional work some of our students have done in their classes during the academic year. There were nominations such as exceptional research performance, outstanding academic success, and sustained academic excellence. We would […]

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Conference by PSIR on February 22

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Online registration for SSRES is open

Dear applicants, You can start applying now. Deadline for submitting your documents online is February 25. Apply directly or See more details […]

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Change of date in online registration for graduate programs

Dear applicants, Please be informed that due to technical issues the start date of online registration for graduate programs, MA’s and PhD, is postponed to December 10th, 2018.  Please, accept our apologies for any inconveniences. […]

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