Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education



April 18, 2019
NUGSE on the spotlight of CIES 2019 conference in San Francisco

The 63rd Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference “Education for sustainability” is taking place in San Francisco, US from April 13-18 2019.  It is one of the biggest conferences in education, and over 3500 participants from 125 countries attended the conference.  Graduate School of Education was well represented by its faculty, postdocs, researchers and […]

February 27, 2019
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education invites everyone to participate in the online info sessions on GSE programs and interesting lectures given by our faculty every week! 

Dear Applicants,    Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education invites everyone to participate in the online info sessions on GSE programs and interesting lectures given by our faculty every week!    Please note that even offline lectures will have online streaming that will be available at   In order to register for the info sessions […]

January 22, 2019
Effective teaching strategies by Professor Duishon Shamatov

    On January 10, 2019 Duishon  Shamatov, PhD, associate professor of NUGSE, graduate of Osh State University, department of world languages, conducted a seminar with the staff of Kyrgyz Academy of Education titled “Effective teaching strategies”. Participants dynamically engaged in the seminar with the help of interactive teaching methods: warm up (broken telephone, finding suitable […]

January 22, 2019
The results of the NU Faculty Competitive Grant Program have been announced at NUGSE

According to the results, the grants will be awarded to the following Principal Investigators and the following projects:  Kathy Malone: “Dramatic Inquiry, Engineering Design, Primary Students’ and STEM vs STEAM  Naureen Durrani: Gender and schooling in Kazakhstan: A mixed methods study  Ainur Almukhambetova “Why the pipeline leaks? Understanding female higher education students’ experiences in STEM […]

November 28, 2018
Playing to think critically: a Delphi study

Our 3d year Ph.D. student Stanislav Khanin is just back from Transforming Education Conference for Humanity 2018 (TECH2018) held in Vizag, India. The conference organized by UNESCO MGIEP brought together over 1000 professionals from academia, gaming industry, and schools; including developers of Minecraft Education, World Rescue, Collective Human Intelligence, Angry Birds and not limited to […]

September 24, 2018
GSE professors visited NIS Astana

NUGSE professors headed by the Dean, Aida Sagintayeva, visited Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the forms and areas of cooperation between NIS and GSE. Chairman of the board of NIS AEO, Kulyash Shamshidinova, conducted a tour of the school for the guests, told about the activities and […]

September 22, 2018
GSE professors receive awards and promotions

The best professors of Nazarbayev University were recognised and awarded on 21 September 2018 during an annual ceremony. Among them there are our GSE professors Duishon Shamatov (Innovative Teaching award), Sulushash Kerimkulova (Academic Integrity award) and Michelle Somerton (Inclusive Teaching award). In addition, assistant professors Daniel Torrano and Aliya Kuzhabekova have been promoted to Associate […]

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 […]