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.


July 26, 2023
Orientation Week at GSE

Dear Prospective Graduate Students, We are delighted to invite you for the Academic Orientation Week at the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University. Congratulations on your acceptance to our esteemed institution for the Academic Year 2023! We are thrilled to welcome you into our vibrant community of passionate educators and scholars. The Academic Orientation […]

June 19, 2023
CARCEIT organized its inaugural “CARCEIT Researcher Development Workshop”

CARCEIT proudly organized its inaugural “CARCEIT Researcher Development Workshop” on June 13-14, 2023. The event was a great success, providing participants with invaluable training and knowledge in various research methodologies. Laura Ibrayeva skillfully led the session on conducting bibliometric analysis using Vosviewer software, while Ainur Alpys guided participants through quantitative analysis with R-Studio. Marya Bekova, […]

June 16, 2023
A NUGSE PhD candidate Vanessa Ozawa invited as a guest lecturer to Karaganda Buketov University

A third-year-PhD candidate at NU GSE, Vanessa Ozawa, was invited to Karaganda Buketov University as a guest lecturer on May 16th. Vanessa, who is a Research Assistant in the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) -funded Project, Political Economy of Education Research (PEER) Network Central Asian Hub led by Professor Naureen Durrani (PI), delivered a lecture […]

June 15, 2023
The Transforming Academic and Student Issues module for university leaders taught at NUGSE

On June 15th-17th in Astana, as part of this program specifically designed for university leaders, Nazarbayev University is hosting participants on its campus, for the module focused on “Transforming Academic and Student Issues.”   The main objective of this module is to provide a platform for generation of ideas through knowledge and experiences exchange, sharing […]

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.