“New generation”: A documentary with a future SSH graduate Moldir Mekenbayeva
Podcast “Around the bush”: “Soviet-style nostalgia: the bourgeoisie, Stalinism and Ryazanov’s comedies” with the participation of professor Mikhail Akulov
Research project: “International Relations of the Golden Horde: Disease, Climate, and Politics in the 13th-15th Centuries”
“The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry” by Dr Reza Taher-Kermani will be published by Edinburgh University Press
The research performed by Assoc. Prof. of Physics Department Constantinos Valagiannopoulos has been picked as front cover to the Advanced Optical Material
“Ethnography of the Kazakh steppe of the colonial period”: Online lecture by Alima Bisenova
DYNAMICS DAYS CENTRAL ASIA conference will be held online
Regarding IELTS/TOEFL and SAT/ACT test results
Duolingo English Test results will be accepted for Master’s and PhD programs
School of Sciences and Humanities offers brand new PhD programs in Physics, Mathematics and Life Sciences
SSRES has been cancelled due to coronavirus
Important: Deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates for Master and PhD programs is extended till 10 June 2020
Chemistry department students have won a $ 3,000 grant from the American Chemical Society
“Biography”: A documentary about scientist Dos Sarbassov
“Living Memory”, the book, one of the editors of which is a professor of Nazarbayev University, has been recognized as one of the best books written on a socially sensitive topic
Online registration for SSRES is open
A senior student of SSH won the gold medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Medical mobile application CeliacTest© for Android developed at Nazarbayev University
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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University. We are a community of scholars, students, and staff committed to research and education covering a broad range of disciplines fundamental to modern scholarship.

Our School offers undergraduate students world-class Bachelor of Science education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics or Bachelor of arts in Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science & International Relations, Sociology, and Languages & Literature.  We also offer Masters Degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Eurasian Studies, Math, Physics, and Political Science & International Relations and for doctoral students we offer PhDs in the Sciences as well as Eurasian Studies. In addition to our degree offerings, we provide classes that form part of nearly every other degree program at the University.


In SSH, students learn from faculty members who have earned doctoral degrees at the world’s best universities.  These faculty are well respected scholars engaged in active research and they provide both excellent instruction in the classroom and mentorship outside of it.   Our scientists operate nearly 90 laboratories in the natural sciences and we have a particular concentration of scholars with expertise in the Eurasian region and an alignment of resources and scholars in this area that is truly unique.

Our small classes and student-centered approach mean that all of our students have the opportunity to develop close relationships with their instructors who can guide them into academic paths uniquely suited to them.  Students have opportunities to get hands-on experience in laboratories and to participate in research projects independently or with their professors.

We are also proud to offer academic support to our students with resources such as the Writing Center and well-established student support systems such as our Peer Advising team.

I have had the great privilege of being involved with NU since the University opened to undergraduates in 2011.  During this time I have witnessed some amazing things including the great outpouring of confidence from students who chose to cast their lot with a new university, the dedication of faculty members who came from all over the world to realize the dream of Nazarbayev University, and the tireless work of our staff as they create systems to make possible the work of our students and scholars. Having realized our initial goals we are now focused on reorienting the University to be join the ranks of the world’s best Universities through innovative new projects.  I look forward to continuing to work with the excellent team in SSH and I am sure that together we will do great things. I invite you to explore our web page and perhaps to come and find your place on our team.

Sincerely,
Daniel Pugh, Ph.D.
Dean of School of Sciences and Humanities

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“New generation”: A documentary with a future SSH graduate Moldir Mekenbayeva

Kazakh TV made a documentary with a 4th year student Moldir Mekenbaeva. The film is part of the full project called New Generation, and will be broadcast in 8 countries with translation into 8 languages. Moldir Mekenbaeva is a future NU graduate in mathematics, a two-time world champion in Jiu-Jitsu in the middle weight category, [...]

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Podcast “Around the bush”: “Soviet-style nostalgia: the bourgeoisie, Stalinism and Ryazanov’s comedies” with the participation of professor Mikhail Akulov

Supporting the initiative of home-based education, the Tselinniy Center for Contemporary Culture has initiated a series of podcasts called “Around the bush”. In the first episode of the podcast, historian, assistant professor of the school of sciences and humanities Mikhail Akulov and journalist Arslan Akanov talk about what the Soviet bourgeoisie is and how it [...]

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Research project: “International Relations of the Golden Horde: Disease, Climate, and Politics in the 13th-15th Centuries”

Research group: Uli Schamiloglu  (Professor and Chair  Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies, SSH),   Aidyn Zhuniskhanov, Ayken Askapuli This project supports the interdisciplinary research of Professor Uli Schamiloglu into the social, economic, cultural, and environmental history of Central Eurasia in the late medieval period. Schamiloglu’s original work focused on tribal politics and social [...]

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