Research Institute is a structural unit of Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education (NUGSE). The Institute positions itself
to be a think-tank as part of the NUGSE that conducts international
research projects in education policy.
mission and strategy:
mission of the Research Institute is high-quality research in the
field of education, producing results that contribute to national and
international scholarship, educational policy and practice.
following objectives have been developed in line with the mission:
knowledge and understanding of the context of educational reforms and
current developments taking place in Kazakhstan in order to enhance
the public debate about education;
and conducting research projects that contribute to the enhancement
of educational theory, instructional practices and public policy in
high standards of quality in research in education as well as setting
examples of best practice in ethical integrity of research in
in international research communities in relevant fields of research;
professional support and consulting assistance to third parties that
conduct joint research with the NUGSE.
research initiatives are conducted jointly with both local and
international researchers. Apart from the two strategic
partner-institutions – the University of Cambridge Faculty of
Education and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of
Education – our international research initiatives involve
colleagues from the University of Toronto, Columbia University and
the University of Del Sacro Cuore. International collaboration
provides an opportunity to explore fundamental questions of education
from international and global perspectives.