Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education


Welcome to the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University!

The GSE was established in 2012 and received his first master’s and doctoral students in August 2013. It is dedicated to becoming a world-class center for teaching and research on education, with a focus on educational reform in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, while retaining a broad international approach. We seek to promote and assist in the implementation of cutting-edge research on educational challenges and issues from preschool through university levels.


April 18, 2019
NUGSE on the spotlight of CIES 2019 conference in San Francisco

The 63rd Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference “Education for sustainability” is taking place in San Francisco, US from April 13-18 2019.  It is one of the biggest conferences in education, and over 3500 participants from 125 countries attended the conference.  Graduate School of Education was well represented by its faculty, postdocs, researchers and […]

February 27, 2019
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education invites everyone to participate in the online info sessions on GSE programs and interesting lectures given by our faculty every week! 

Dear Applicants,    Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education invites everyone to participate in the online info sessions on GSE programs and interesting lectures given by our faculty every week!    Please note that even offline lectures will have online streaming that will be available at   In order to register for the info sessions […]

January 22, 2019
Effective teaching strategies by Professor Duishon Shamatov

    On January 10, 2019 Duishon  Shamatov, PhD, associate professor of NUGSE, graduate of Osh State University, department of world languages, conducted a seminar with the staff of Kyrgyz Academy of Education titled “Effective teaching strategies”. Participants dynamically engaged in the seminar with the help of interactive teaching methods: warm up (broken telephone, finding suitable […]

January 22, 2019
The results of the NU Faculty Competitive Grant Program have been announced at NUGSE

According to the results, the grants will be awarded to the following Principal Investigators and the following projects:  Kathy Malone: “Dramatic Inquiry, Engineering Design, Primary Students’ and STEM vs STEAM  Naureen Durrani: Gender and schooling in Kazakhstan: A mixed methods study  Ainur Almukhambetova “Why the pipeline leaks? Understanding female higher education students’ experiences in STEM […]

Research at GSE

Welcome to Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, the home for research, rigor and relevance in pursuit of quality education for Kazakhstan, Central Asia and beyond.

Professional Development

Part of the NUGSE mission is to promote values of lifelong learning and professional growh. We are the home of professional development programs. Working in international collaboration with reputed institutions in Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, UK and US, our offerings are available to university presidents, higher education middle managers, faculty members and school teachers. Participation in the NUGSE professional programs help participants to develop and improve their professional profiles.


Our Students & Alumni

GSE graduate are part of a global community of transformational leaders. Stay connected with the School to make the GSE network part of your lifelong professional journey.

GSE is proud of its students who are not just knowledge-receivers, but are active participants in discussions, projects and numerous initiatives. Our students are professionals working in the field of education and leading for change at their respective educational organizations. Our students create, lead and change.