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.


December 11, 2019
NUGSE holds PSPU deans internship

Deans of Pavlodar State Pedagogical University were trained for three days in our Graduate School of Education. The internship was a form of post-course support for the deans trained in the autumn of this year, when a GSE professors and staff team held a refresher course on “Leadership in education” at PSPU. According to colleagues […]

November 29, 2019
Harry Patrinos of the World Bank delivered a lecture at GSE

The GSE hosted a lecture by the manager of the World Bank , Doctor  Harry Patrinos. The well-known expert shared the results of the global measuring human capital project. The project attempts to measure the quality of human capital not only on the basis of the duration of training, but also taking into account harmonized […]

November 26, 2019
GSE scientists have completed the “Creating conditions for inclusive education in Kazakhstan” project

Nazarbayev University hosted a scientific presentation of the report and a “Creating conditions for inclusive education in Kazakhstan” round table, which was the study outcome of resource centers of three general education schools of the capital, conducted by a group of GSE scientists. The research team, which included project supervisor Rita Casa, Janet Helmer, Daniel […]

November 19, 2019
GSE Professors give invited talk at the Kazakh National Women’s Training University

The Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University arranged a half day seminar for GSE faculty—Professor Naureen Durrani and Dr Zumrad Kataeva on  November the 8th 2019. GSE professors presented findings from their ongoing research on ‘Gender and Schooling in Kazakhstan’. Senior academics and gender researchers from universities across Almaty, as well as NGOs focussing on […]

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.