Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education


October 13, 2021
NUGSE Professor Matthew Courtney and his team have developed a web app for quantitative analysis

Assistant Professor NUGSE Matthew Courtney and his team have developed a web app for quantitative analysis. More about the app you may find in our QA below and on the introductory video.  Please read the interview and watch the video to learn more about Automated Psychometrics. – Who is the target audience for the app? […]

April 8, 2021
A new resource and platform for the exchange of experience for the development of multilingual competence of students has been created

The NUGSE team has completed the research project “Development of multilingual competence of students in research programs of postgraduate education with EMI” (EMI – English as Medium Instruction – English as the language of instruction). The aim of the research was to study how students of multilingual programs develop their academic writing skills. The research […]

February 1, 2021
Stability, performance and innovation orientation of a higher education funding model in Kazakhstan

NUGSE professors Ali Ait Si Mhamed and Rita Kasa in authorship with Dr Hans Vossensteyn published an article on higher education funding model in Kazakhstan in the prestigious International Journal for Education Development. An interview about this article with Dr Ali Ait Si Mhamed and and Dr Rita Kasa is available below.    Article: Stability, performance and innovation […]

November 30, 2020
The diploma disease in Central Asia: students’ views about purpose of university education in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

Your article has an attention-grabbing title. What is ‘diploma disease’, what are the causes and why it is an issue? The concept of ‘diploma disease’ was originally developed by a British sociologist Ronald Dore. Dore refers to ‘diploma disease’ as a disease of societies, characterised by a trend for individuals to increasingly attain educational qualifications. […]

October 30, 2020
Factors affecting the decision of female students to enroll in undergraduate science technology engineering and mathematics majors in Kazakhstan

Ainur Almukhambetova, the Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Postdoctoral Scholar of the Graduate School of Education together with Aliya Kuzhabekova, Associate professor, have published an article Factors affecting the decision of female students to enroll in undergraduate science technology engineering and mathematics majors in Kazakhstan in the “International Journal of Science Education”. Ainur Almukhambetova tells […]

September 20, 2020
How to integrate language skills into subject learning: NU postdoctoral scholar’s research

Today we will be talking with Laura Karabassova – postdoctoral scholar of the Graduate School of Education. Laura did her Ph.D. in Education at Nazarbayev University, and after she defended her thesis, she continued doing her research at the University.  What was the topic of your research? The topic of my doctoral thesis was predetermined […]

July 1, 2020
GSE Professor Publishes 4 Papers in Social Identities

Professor Naureen Durrani, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, has co-authored four papers, along with research collaborators, Prof Mairead Dunne (University of Sussex), Dr Barbara Crossouard (University of Sussex) and Dr Kathleen Fincham (St Mary’s University). All four papers are included in a special issue, “Pluralising Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion and Gender in the […]

June 2, 2020
Dr Naureen Durrani of NUGSE co-authors a paper on stereotypical homogenisation of Islam

Dr Naureen Durrani, a NUGSE faculty member, co-authored a paper that challenges stereotypical homogenisation of Islam by focusing on the different ways youth across four national contexts constructed their religious identities. The significance of the local, national and global to the interpellation of subjects and the production of identities is highlighted in this work. Free […]

May 26, 2020
Global Education Times features the Higher Ed Learning Collective and GSE faculty member

Dr. Anna CohenMiller, Assistant Professor at NUGSE and Co-Founding Director of The Consortium of Gender Scholars, has been featured in the prestigious Global Education Times. In this article, she tells about Higher Ed Learning Collective, a virtual space that started as a way to bring educators together to confront a worldwide crisis affecting education, the […]

April 3, 2020
“Making a Shift from a Codeswitching to a Translanguaging Lens in English Language Teacher Education”: an article by Dr Bridget Goodman and Serikbolsyn Tastanbekov

The prestigious TESOL Quarterly journal published an article written by GSE Professor Bridget Goodman and MA student (now alumnus) Serikbolsyn Tastanbekov. We hope that their research on the subject of making the shift from a codeswitching to a translanguaging lens in English language teacher education will instigate numerous discussions and further research into this important subject. […]