The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is guided by the University’s vision to develop the intellectual and social capital of Kazakhstan in order to assist in the development of the country. To fulfill this vision, the mission of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to provide a liberal arts education to nurture the discovery, creation and application of knowledge of our students. The aim of a liberal arts education is to combine a foundation of broad knowledge with rigorous training in critical analysis and analytical skills.
Our School motto "learning for the future" defines learning as our central mission which is an essential component of personal growth and social development. Essential to this mission is the promotion of world-class research combined with excellence in the classroom. Our vision and mission rest upon a value system which places scholarship, local and global engagement and service and social responsibility as core values.