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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at Nazarbayev University, a community of expert faculty, accomplished students, and dedicated staff.  At SSH you will find a proud team committed to outstanding research and exemplary education for our students on a broad range of disciplines.

Many of today’s innovations are interdisciplinary, generated through the interaction of diverse disciplines.  In addition to providing specialization in the chosen area of study, SSH education also prepares students for a job market that demands critical thinking skills and adaptation to change in a growingly complex and global world.  Our school prepares students for the future by exposing them to broad areas of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.  The school is the largest in the university with 11 departments that are responsible for delivering such breadth of education to approximately 2200 students.


Our School offers students the opportunity to obtain both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  SSH offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.  Students can also enroll in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, Economics, History, Languages & Literature, Political Science & International Relations, and Sociology.  For graduate students, SSH offers Master of Science Degrees in Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Technologies, Chemistry, and Physics.  Students can also pursue in SSH a Master of Arts degree in Economics, Eurasian Studies, and Political Science & International Relations.  For doctoral students, we offer several Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Ph.D.) in the natural sciences as well as Eurasian Studies.

Nazarbayev University has high ambitions to become a world-class research university.  Towards that goal, many of our students graduate with substantial practical research experience in their field of study.  During their degree, many SSH students take advantage of the many available opportunities to conduct experimental research in one of the almost 90 university laboratories that are actively engaged in cutting-edge research.  Students can also participate in the many research projects of our professors in a wide variety of disciplines.  SSH has a particularly strong concentration of scholars with expertise and research interest in the Eurasian region, creating a unique center of excellence in the topic.  Hence, our students graduate with the skills necessary to join the labor force or to pursue further their education at Nazarbayev University or international universities.

At the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University prospective students will learn from professors with doctoral degrees from the world’s best universitiesI invite you to explore the many and diverse opportunities the school has to offer.  Should you not find answers to your questions on our website, feel free to contact us or attend one of the Open Day events that Nazarbayev University holds every year.  SSH is ready to welcome you.

 

Sincerely,

Gonzalo Hortelano Ph.D.
Acting Dean, School of Sciences and Humanities

The 2nd Eurasian International Conference on Antimicrobial and Biomedical Nanotechnologies will  gather internationally recognized speakers from US, British, European, Asian, Middle Eastern and  Kazakhstani universities aiming to discuss outline and in person novel approaches for biomedical  applications of nanotechnology, including nano-pharmaceutical platforms, biosensing and targeting of  antimicrobial resistance and biofilms with nanotechnology.   The conference attendance [...]

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On May 21 and 22, 2022 in Nur-Sultan, Nazarbayev University jointly with Harvard University (Davis Center), will hold the international conference “Empire, Colonies and Knowledge”. The objective of its participants consists in exploring the role of the multinational elites in forming and mediating the relations between the imperial center and the peripheries., as well as [...]

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Organizers: Department of “Kazakh language and Turkic studies” of the Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities and the International Association of Teachers of the Kazakh language. The conference was traditionally held at Nazarbayev University for the 4th time this year. In 2019, for the first time, the exhibition of student scientific posters “Young Scientist-I” [...]

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