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.


March 2, 2021
New book NUGSE will assist schoolteachers to develop a deeper understanding of CLIL methodology and use it in practice

Our new book ‘CLIL classroom practices in multilingual education in Kazakhstan: guidelines and examples’ has been edited by Xabier San Isidro, Sulushash Kerimkulova and one of the most reputed scholars in Applied Linguistics in education, Do Coyle, from the University of Edinburgh, who defined and posited the main theoretical constructs of Content and Language Integrated […]

February 26, 2021
Curriculum Design: Local responses to global challenges of higher education”- presentation of the monograph

On March 1, at 4:00 p.m., the monograph “Curriculum Design: Local responses to global challenges of higher education” will be presented. The purpose of the monograph is to design methodological and methodological bases for the development of educational programs in the terms of university autonomy under the experience of Nazarbayev University. Based on the philosophy, […]

February 15, 2021
“Teachers as Agents of Change: Supporting, Enabling, and Empowering” KIX webinar will be held

The KIX webinar “Teachers as Agents of Change: Supporting, Enabling, and Empowering” KIX webinar will be held on February 24, 2021.  The sixth KIX (Knowledge Sharing and Innovation) EAP (Europe | Asia | Pacific) Webinar will highlight the theme “Teachers as Agents of Change: Supporting, Enabling, and Empowering”. The webinar is organized by NORRAG in […]

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 […]

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.