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 2, 2022
The monograph “Questions in Qualitative Social Justice Research in Multicultural Contexts” has been published 

Working with a top publisher for research methods, Dr. Anna CohenMiller has just published a monograph with Dr. Nettie Boivin, Questions in Qualitative Social Justice Research in Multicultural Contexts. The book has been endorsed internationally as “a must-read“, “a vital resource“, “inspirational“, and “the social justice thinking text for all qualitative researchers” whether as early-career or more senior researchers […]

December 15, 2021
Disseminating research outcomes with educators in Kazakhstan

On December 11 school-lyceum #66 of Nur-Sultan held a meeting of the project “ReadX66 – Reader-Teachers Club”. The “ReadX66 – Reader-Teachers Club” has launched this school year at School #66. Every month teachers choose a book on education to read and discuss inviting a specialist in the field. NUGSE graduate Gulfarida Myrzakulova (MA in Multilingual […]

November 29, 2021
Towards a Critical Political Economy of Education and Conflict in Central Asia

 The Central Asia Hub of the PEER Network, led by the Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, together with partners from the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, hosted a 3-day workshop on the ‘Political Economy of Education’ from 23rd to 25th November in Almaty. The Central Asia Hub Director, Prof Naureen Durrani and […]

November 29, 2021
‘The fearful khan and the delightful beauties’: new gender-related study by NUGSE faculty

GSE is delighted to share its open-access, peer-reviewed paper, ‘The fearful khan and the delightful beauties’: The construction of gender in secondary school textbooks in Kazakhstan’, published in the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED) (Elsevier).  The paper is linked to the ‘Gender and schooling in Kazakhstan: A mixed-methods study’ project led by Prof Naureen […]

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.