The Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) at Nazarbayev University (NU) is one of the newest and most modern public policy schools in Central Asia. Located in Astana, Kazakhstan, NU is a research-led university that was created as a part of the Republic’s development strategy. Our goals of research excellence and policy impact are bold, and by conducting the program entirely in English, we are able to bring in the most ambitious and talented students and faculty from around the world to address the pressing challenges in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Asia, and beyond.
We aim to train future leaders who will provide good governance in their specialized areas, such as regulatory reforms and natural resources management. Our students are public sector professionals from international and Kazakh governmental agencies, managers of non-governmental organizations, and decision makers in private sectors. Due to our partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore, one of the leading educational institutions in Asia, we are able to provide top-notch education for those seeking public policy knowledge, skills, research, and practices.
The GSPP’s first degree offering is a two-year Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) provided in partnership with the LKY SPP. In 2015, the GSPP launched its second degree program — Master in Public Administration (MPA). The GSPP incorporates scientific research into practices that, when combined, may place it amongst the most innovative and progressive master’s programs in the Central Asian region.