Nazarbayev University has become a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) since 2020 to improve research and educational activities on Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

As an SDSN Member, NU aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting sustainability and SDGs in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.


The focus of Nazarbayev University through SDSN is to:

  • promote practical solutions for the development of long-term sustainable pathways in Kazakhstan
  • support high-quality education and research collaboration on SDGs in Kazakhstan
  • suggest applied research and policy initiatives for better addressing the challenges of sustainable development in Kazakhstan



  1. Corporate Sustainability and Natural Resources (SDG 7, 8, 9, 12)
  2. Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity (SDG 13, 14, 15)
  3. Sustainable Land Use Resources and Food Systems (SDG 1, 9, 13, 15)
  4. Water Security with focus on Caspian Sea (SDG 6, 14, 17)
  5. Sustainable Development Education in the Tertiary Sector (SDG 4, 10)
  6. Gender and Rural-Urban Inequalities (SDG 1, 5, 10, 11)
  7. Youth and Student Initiatives on Sustainable Development (SDG 5, 16, 17)


Link to join SDSN



SDSN NU  Project Managers:

Aizada Ismailova


Madina Kazbek