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.


January 8, 2021
NUGSE alumni Zhuldyz Amankulova and Dr. Laura Karabassova win a grant from the US Embassy in Kazakhstan

NUGSE alumni Zhuldyz Amankulova (PhD Candidate at the University of Minnesota) and Dr. Laura Karabassova (postdoctoral scholar at NUGSE) as part of the team of scholars from the University of Minnesota Twin cities have been awarded the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program grant, funded by the U.S Embassy in Nur-Sultan. The University of Minnesota-Twin cities will […]

December 11, 2020
NUGSE received a grant from USAID for assessment of youth problems in Kazakhstan

The Research Department of the Graduate School of Education of Nazarbayev University received a grant from the National academies of Sciences, engineering and medicine of the United States, administered by USAID under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program.  The application “Assessment of youth problems in Kazakhstan and experimental innovative solutions” was among […]

December 8, 2020
December 15 – presentation of the new issue of NORRAG journal

The presentation of the third issue of the special edition of NORRAG “Global monitoring of national education development: compulsory or constructive?” will take place on December at 11.00. NORRAG is an open international publication that is published in six languages and addresses educational policy issues. The Graduate School of Education of Nazarbayev University publishes a […]

December 8, 2020
The Code of ethics for educational researchers in Kazakhstan has been developed

Kazakhstan Educational Research Association (KERA), in collaboration with the Graduate School of Education of Nazarbayev University, has developed the Code of Ethics for educational researchers in Kazakhstan. This is the first industry code of this kind and scale in national education. The provisions of the Code are formulated in the form of clear and applied […]

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.