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.


October 12, 2020
‘Making education inclusive’: NUGSE, Chevron and Dara Foundation launch a large-scale inclusive education project.

Today 3,000 school and nursery teachers in all regions of Kazakhstan have started training in a three-week program to prepare for teaching in an inclusive environment. The program was developed by an international team of professors – experts in inclusive education of the Graduate School of Education of Nazarbayev University and is implemented jointly with […]

August 20, 2020
NUGSE takes an active part in the Republican August conference of the teaching staff 2020

NUGSE takes an active part in the Republican August conference of the teaching staff 2020. At the request of the conference participants, we share presentations and video recordings from a meeting of one of the sections, where NUGSE research assistant, KERA coordinator – researcher Eldos Nurlanov and senior research assistant Alima Ibrasheva presented Kazakhstan Code […]

August 14, 2020
A competition for training within the framework of the KIX Europe Asia Pasific project has been announced. Education experts are invited

The competition has been announced for the education experts from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to complete 14-week training and mentoring on the topic “Evaluating and scaling innovations in education”. This will be the first cycle of the three – year KIX Europe Asia Pacific (KIX EAP Learning Cycle Flyer-RU) project, funded by […]

August 10, 2020
NUGSE orientation day

Today is the orientation day at NUGSE. Ninety nine master’s and PhD students from all around the world, including such countries as Japan and Ghana, are joining us. New students are greeted by Dr Aida Sagintayeva, NUGSE Dean, Dr Jason Spark and Dr Michael Makoelle, Vice-Deans, faculty and administrative staff of the School. Unfortunately, due […]

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.