SHSS graduates received their diplomas

June 3, 2018

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… Read More


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

May 30, 2018

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 -… Read More


Professor İlber Ortaylı Talk on the Turkic World and Current Issues in Turkology on the 26 April 2018

April 28, 2018

Professor İlber Ortaylı gave a lecture on “The Turkic World and Current Issues in Turkology” on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Green Hall at Nazarbayev University. The talk was sponsored jointly by the… Read More


SHSS Awards 2018

April 27, 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… Read More


Undergraduate Student Conference by Sociology and Anthropology Department

April 16, 2018

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… Read More

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

March 28, 2018

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… Read More


Preliminary announcement of Eurasian Studies PhD Program

March 5, 2018

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University is pleased to announce its intention to begin accepting applications in Fall 2018 for a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies, with the first cohort of… Read More


SHSS Professor publishes her first book

February 26, 2018

SHSS Assistant Professor Dr Helene Thibault has published her first book titled “Transforming Tajikistan: State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia”, that addresses the issue of religious revival in Tajikistan in light of the Soviet atheist legacy. The book… Read More


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

February 21, 2018

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… Read More

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Application Evening on Master of Arts Programs on the 27th February 2018

February 16, 2018

For all those who wish to study at the School of humanities and social sciences! We are glad to invite you to the Application Evening, where we will talk about Master of Arts programs taught at SHSS… Read More