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SHSS Awards 2018

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SHSS Awards 2018

On April 25, 2018 SHSS had held an annual student awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the outstanding results, performance and progress the students of SHSS have achieved during the academic year. The Dean of the School announced such categories as “academic excellence” (Didara Pernebayeva, Kamilla Mamatova, Yerlan Konebayev, Abay Jumabayev, Assel Uvaliyeva, Kamila Mushkina, Salima Valiyeva, Ainabek […]

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Undergraduate Student Conference by Sociology and Anthropology Department

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology held its first annual undergraduate capstone conference.  The capstone conference was a culmination of a year-long capstone course that has allowed our ten graduating fourth-year students majoring in either Anthropology or Sociology to conduct original research and present their findings to members of the […]

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UK and Kazakhstan worked together to assess the implications of the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan

Academics from the UK and Kazakhstan had worked together to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan at the workshop in March 26-27, 2018 in Astana at Nazarbayev University. In 2015, a group of researchers from the London School of Economics and Nazarbayev University received […]

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4th year economics student has won the Spelling Bee contest!

Our 4th year economics student Ardak Poshayeva has won the Spelling Bee Contest, organised by the US Embassy in Astana. According to Kazinform, the purpose of the competition, the first ever in Kazakhstan, was to support nation’s trilingual policy and to popularize the English language among the youth. The contest itself is familiar to schoolchildren in America, where […]

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Dean’s List on the 26 January at SHSS

On January 26, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences held its biannual Dean‘s List ceremony, awarding students who have achieved a high GPA in the last semester (Fall 2017). The full list of Dean‘s list students can be found via this link. Apart from the traditional honoring of excellent students, the Languages, Linguistics and Literature department chair, Dr. Andrey Filchenko, seized the opportunity […]

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Victims of ALZHIR – remembering and honoring

This week SHSS hosted an exhibit “Remembering and honoring” from the “ALZHIR” Museum. The “ALZHIR” Museum is a memorial complex dedicated to the victims of political repressions and Stalin’s totalitarianism that was opened in 2007. It is located in the village near Astana, where the Akmola prison camp for wives of traitors of Motherland began operating […]

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Our students had won the “Act for others” competition!

Our 4th year political science and international relations student Dulat Yesnazar and a 3rd year languages, linguistics and literatures student Maulen Akhmetov have participated and won in the competition “Act for others” (“Действуй ради других”) organised by the professional services network PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the 8 December 2017. The aim of the competition was to bring […]

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Nazarbayev University held an international conference dedicated to 100 years of October revolution

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of October Revolution of 1917, scientific conferences dedicated to this epoch-making event were being held around the world. The leaders in organizing the highest number of conferences and seminars devoted to October 1917 are Russian cities –  Moscow and, of course, Saint Petersburg. Scientists are trying to summarize […]

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