Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education


Welcome to the Graduate School of Education (GSE) 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.


September 20, 2018

Our Open House is an excellent introduction to the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. If you’ve already identified a program of interest, this event will give you the opportunity to dive deeper. You’ll be able to attend program-specific sessions and meet faculty members, administrators, alumni, and current students who will share information on academic […]

September 19, 2018
New professional development program started in GSE

Today, training of participants within the professional development and retraining course on Inclusive Education for leaders of educational institutions has started with the Orientation Day.  This program, which aims to study methodology and principles of inclusive education, engaged 20 leaders of Astana secondary schools. As noted by the Dean of GSE – Aida Sagintayeva, and director […]

September 10, 2018
PDP for senior and middle managers of Medical Universities has launched

Senior and middle managers of four Medical Universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan – S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Karaganda Satte Medical University, West Kazakhstan M. Ospanov State Medical University, Semey State Medical University have started today to take part in the professional development program organized by the Department of Continuing Education NUGSE. Classes […]

September 5, 2018
NUGSE Alumnus now Head of Education Department of Astana came to his alma mater

GSE held a meeting with the Head of Education Department of Astana – Anuar Zhangozin. Professors, students and employees had an opportunity to discuss many different aspects of education – transition to teacher certification on the basis of E-portfolios, ways assessment of teachers working with students with special educational needs in attestation, school ranking, innovative […]

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.



May 18, 2018
The leadership development program for state healthcare institutions for 151 leaders and faculty staff of medical universities of Kazakhstan started on May 14, 2018

The leadership development program for state healthcare institutions for 151 leaders and faculty staff of medical universities of Kazakhstan started on May 14, 2018 The aim of the Program is to improve the knowledge and skills of senior and middle-level medical and pharmaceutical universities’ leaders in the field of strategic planning and corporate governance of […]

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.