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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Solemn graduation ceremony of students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  On June 1, 2019, the 5th Anniversary graduation ceremony of students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences held, where the graduates’ families were invited. This year, the School graduated 131 students with an undergraduates degree and 19 students with a Master degree at the ceremony. Graduates of the Department of Political Science […]

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The 5th International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literature was held at Nazarbayev University

On June 20-22, 2019 the Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies (KLTS), Nazarbayev University, SHSS in cooperation with Erciyes University (Turkey) and Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University (Kazakhstan, Turkistan) held the 5th International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literature on the topic “Intersection of Cultures”. The symposium was aimed to gather researchers and create more opportunities […]

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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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Call for Papers by PSIR department. Conference on Kazakhstan’s Political Transition.

Call for papers Kazakhstan’s Political Transition  Conference at Nazarbayev University  (September 20, 2019) 28 years after its independence, Kazakhstan is experiencing the first political transition in its history. Many wonder what will be the consequences of this political evolution which raises many questions. For instance, what can be expected from the governance of Kazakhstan’s new […]

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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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