Professors go on an archaeological survey to the Altay region

August 21, 2017

Professors Reed Coil and Gabriel McGuire joined with former SHSS professor Zachary Cofran to carry out a joint ethnographic and archaeological survey of the Altay region of eastern Kazakhstan this summer. The team spent two weeks in… Read More


Actual problems of the Kazakh language and Turkology: Spiritual modernization in the 21st century

June 21, 2017

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University invites you to take part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Actual problems of the Kazakh language and Turkology: Spiritual modernization in the 21st century” October… Read More

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PSIR professor Dr. Neill Collins: “EXPO – goals, tasks and meaning”

June 20, 2017

Just a couple of days prior to the commencement of EXPO, one could notice a lot of work and excitement going on in the city. Scores of delegates from other countries have been arriving to set up… Read More

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MAPSIR Student Has Been Invited to the United Nations to talk about Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions!

June 20, 2017

Jamilya Nurkanova, MAPSIR student at the SHSS, Nazarbayev University, has been invited to speak in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations and present Action Plan related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…. Read More

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Dr. Philippe Foret’s re-appointment

June 18, 2017

The European Institute for Advanced Study has re-appointed Prof. Philippe Forêt (History, Political Science and Religious Studies department) as one of its experts. He will rank multidisciplinary applications on the frontiers of science for 10-month residencies in… Read More


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

June 14, 2017

On May 29th, 2017, the grand opening of the Summer School of Russian and Eurasian Studies took place at Nazarbayev University. The heads of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences congratulated students with their arrival to… Read More

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SHSS Graduation 2017

June 6, 2017

On May 27th, 2017, SHSS released its 3rd cohort of graduates. Nothing could spoil the spirit and mood of the soon-to-be professionals on that rainy and gloomy day. The ceremony started with Nazarbayev University’s (NU) President -… Read More


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

Prof. Neil Collins and Kristina Bekenova represented Nazarbayev University at the workshop in Malta

May 18, 2017

In February 2016, Prof. Neil Collins from the School of humanities and social sciences won the Horizon 2020 grant by the European Commission, thus, bringing Nazarbayev University for 3-year period to the team of 8 leading academic… Read More

MAPSIR students presented their research in New York City

May 18, 2017

Three MAPSIR students Madina Bizhanova, Botagoz Kunedilova and Slyamzhar Akhmetzharov have returned from New York City where they had presented their research at Fordham University, Columbia University, and the World Convention of the Association for the Study… Read More