Change of date in online registration for graduate programs

December 5, 2018

Dear applicants, Please be informed that due to technical issues the start date of online registration for graduate programs, MA’s and PhD, is postponed to December 10th, 2018.  Please, accept our apologies for any inconveniences.

Tutor recruitment

November 14, 2018

Dear students, One of the big summer opportunities that the LLL department offers our students is the chance to serve as tutors and work with international students in our Summer School of Russian and Eurasian Studies, who… Read More


LING 370: Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

November 13, 2018

  Students, register for the Spring 2019 course: LING 370: Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (13.00-13.50, 8.140) taught by professor Alexandra Shaeffer. You will have a chance to learn contemporary methods of teaching and researching languages You will have… Read More

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“Transforming Tajikistan: Interview with Hélène Thibault about her latest book”

October 30, 2018

Helene Thibault, Assistant Professor of Department of Political Science & International Relations has published a book titled “Transforming Tajikistan: State-building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia”. Here is the link to an interview with Helene Thibault on her new book:… Read More

Mikhail Akulov’s (History, Philosophy and Religious Studies) interview on historical memory of repressions of 1930s and 40s

October 26, 2018

The interview of Mikhail Akulov regarding the memory of repressions and deportations in 1930s and 1940s. Here the link below to the interview: or the link for mobile devices:      



October 18, 2018

ADES V is planned to be held on the basis of Nazarbayev University on June 20-22, 2019 with mutually the University of Erciyes (Turkey) and the International University H. Yassavi  on the theme “Intersection of Cultures”. International… Read More


Nazarbayev University School of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an international conference on multi-religious coexistence in the Russian Empire

October 12, 2018

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University hosted an international conference “Religious [In]Tolerance in the Russian Empire” in cooperation with Lev Gumilov Eurasian National University… Read More


A Major SHSS Interdisciplinary Project to Create an Electronic Atlas of Kazakhstan’s Sacred Places Has Begun

September 3, 2018

In May of this year, the project “Investment potential of the sacred geography of Kazakhstan: geospace monitoring, IT technology and historical-cultural analysis in the production of an electronic atlas of the Republic” led by Nikolay Tsyrempilov, Associate… Read More


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

August 25, 2018

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,… Read More

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Dr. Jean-François Caron has published two books

August 22, 2018

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… Read More