SHSS Student Awards 2017

May 23, 2017

On May 2, 2017 SHSS held an annual student awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution that SHSS students have made during the 2016-2017 academic year to the NU community. Apart from announcing the studentaward-holders, the Dean Dr. Daniel Pugh has… Read More


Press Release: Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: Can “soft power” save Europe?

April 24, 2017

Europe’s global image is better abroad than at home where it is daily battered by populists and Eurosceptics. Europe’s concern about its self-image will be the focus of academics attending workshop in Malta on 27th and 28th… Read More

IOM CA launches a photography award and invites University Students and Artists/Photographers

March 30, 2017

IOM CA launches a photography award and invites University Students and Artists/Photographers (citizens of Central Asia) to submit photographs related to the theme Migrants: An Invisible Force in Central Asia aiming to draw attention and stimulate dialogue around the… Read More

MAPSIR student shares impressions about the Syria peace talks held in Astana

January 31, 2017

This is what our MAPSIR student Jamilya Nurkanova has reported from the Syria peace talks in Astana: “I had a unique chance to participate in the negotiations on Syrian settlement that took place in Astana on January… Read More


Deadline for the MA program applications has been extended to 24 April 2017!

December 29, 2016

  Applications for MA programs will be accepted from 16 January until 14 April 2017! Degrees offered at SHSS MA in Eurasian Studies MA in Economics MA in Political Science and International Relations Apply online via


Seminar of the MAPSIR Students held on the 22nd November 2016

December 28, 2016

On the 22nd November the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences held a seminar dedicated to the 10 the most interesting thesis works on such topics as migration,… Read More


MAPSIR students have returned from the Tbilisi study tour

December 28, 2016

A group of eight first year MAPSIR students, alongside Professors Alexei Trochev and Hélène Thibault, has just returned from their educational trip to Tbilisi, Georgia. The trip was dedicated to observing the Georgian parliamentary elections that took… Read More


Anthropology lab opening

December 28, 2016

  We are glad to inform you that the long-awaited Anthropology lab in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is ready to start working now. In the space of 2 years, a lot of hard work,… Read More

The purpose of the symposium is the determination of priorities in the development of the state language in the context of globalization, the actualization of an academic and professional framework for language training, the study and application of advanced domestic and international experience in language pedagogy to the methods for teaching the Kazakh language.


December 28, 2016

On November 24 2016, the “Nazarbayev University” hosted the International Symposium “Mangilik eldin Mangilik tili” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The symposium discussed the prospects of development of the… Read More


NU faculty has met with scholars from various countries on the dialogue platform in CESS conference again

December 7, 2016

The Fifth CESS Regional Conference (Central Eurasian Studies Society) was held in Kazan Federal University in Tatarstan in June 2-4, 2016. This conference lasted for three days including approximately 50 panels and about 175 presentations from different… Read More