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


Dean’s List on the 26 January at SHSS

January 29, 2018

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… Read More


Victims of ALZHIR – remembering and honoring

January 19, 2018

This week SHSS hosted an exhibit “Remembering and honoring” from the “ALZHIR” Museum. The “ALZHIR” Museum is a memorial complex dedicated to the victims of political repressions and Stalin’s totalitarianism that was opened in 2007. It is… Read More


The Online Application for the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES) is now available

January 17, 2018

The online application for the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES) will be open from January 15, 2018 to April 15, 2018.     Please follow the link to fill out the application. For more information about… Read More


Applications for Master of Arts Programs are now open

January 15, 2018

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of Nazarbayev University’s largest schools and its programs are designed to train leaders in all aspects of social development and to have versatile knowledge in the field of… Read More