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19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics first time in Central Asia

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19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics first time in Central Asia

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University hosted the 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics from Friday, August 17, 2018 through Sunday, August 19, 2018 under the supervision of Professor Uli Schamiloglu This conference, which traces its origin back to a meeting at the University of California-Berkeley in 1982, has since convened […]

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Dr. Jean-François Caron has published two books

SHSS Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Dr. Jean-François Caron, has recently published two books respectively entitled ‘’A Theory of the Super Soldier : The Morality of Capacity-Increasing Technologies in the Military’’ (Manchester University Press) and ‘’Disobedience in the Military : Legal and Ethical Implications’’ (Palgrave MacMillan). The first book […]

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SHSS graduates received their diplomas

On the 1st and 2nd of June 2018, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences graduated its 4th cohort of students. The ceremony started with a speech from Nazarbayev University’s (NU) President – Mr Shigeo Katsu, who, being proud of the entire NU community, encouraged graduates to think critically in difficult times. Then the Provost of NU – Dr […]

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Grand opening of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies took place at Nazarbayev University

On May 28th, 2018 the grand opening of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies took place at Nazarbayev University. The administration of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, including the Provost of the University – Dr Adesida Ilesanmi, congratulated students with their arrival in Astana and wished them a productive and exciting stay here in Astana. The opening ceremony was accompanied by the […]

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SHSS Awards 2018

On April 25, 2018 SHSS had held an annual student awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the outstanding results, performance and progress the students of SHSS have achieved during the academic year. The Dean of the School announced such categories as “academic excellence” (Didara Pernebayeva, Kamilla Mamatova, Yerlan Konebayev, Abay Jumabayev, Assel Uvaliyeva, Kamila Mushkina, Salima Valiyeva, Ainabek […]

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Undergraduate Student Conference by Sociology and Anthropology Department

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology held its first annual undergraduate capstone conference.  The capstone conference was a culmination of a year-long capstone course that has allowed our ten graduating fourth-year students majoring in either Anthropology or Sociology to conduct original research and present their findings to members of the […]

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UK and Kazakhstan worked together to assess the implications of the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan

Academics from the UK and Kazakhstan had worked together to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan at the workshop in March 26-27, 2018 in Astana at Nazarbayev University. In 2015, a group of researchers from the London School of Economics and Nazarbayev University received […]

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4th year economics student has won the Spelling Bee contest!

Our 4th year economics student Ardak Poshayeva has won the Spelling Bee Contest, organised by the US Embassy in Astana. According to Kazinform, the purpose of the competition, the first ever in Kazakhstan, was to support nation’s trilingual policy and to popularize the English language among the youth. The contest itself is familiar to schoolchildren in America, where […]

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Dean’s List on the 26 January at SHSS

On January 26, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences held its biannual Dean‘s List ceremony, awarding students who have achieved a high GPA in the last semester (Fall 2017). The full list of Dean‘s list students can be found via this link. Apart from the traditional honoring of excellent students, the Languages, Linguistics and Literature department chair, Dr. Andrey Filchenko, seized the opportunity […]

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