What we offer

Master in Public Policy

This program is aimed at students who want a rigorous training in public affairs which will prepare them for jobs in regional and international public, state-affiliated and NGOs organizations.

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Master in Public Administration

This program is aimed at in-service public and third sector professionals with a career trajectory aimed at the most senior levels in government, state affiliated and NGOs organizations.

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Executive Education

We offer bespoke courses to meet the needs of regional organizations in the public and NGO sectors. Often this in response to short-term training needs which draws on the research expertise of our Faculty.

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Starting from 2017 GSPP launches its first doctorate level degree – PhD in Public Policy (a 4-year program). Thank you for your interest in the PhD program.

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Why choose GSPP?

Partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School (NUS)

The Graduate School of Public Policy has an established partnership with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore which offers exchange opportunities for faculty, staff and students as part of their programs and professional development


Our Faculty combines international scholars and Central Asian experts who engage in scholarship and research informed teaching to graduate students who will raise the quality of public administration and policy in the region and internationally

Focus on Central Asia

The immediate hinterland for the Graduate School of Public Policy is Kazakhstan but we are increasingly attracting international students with an interest in Central Asian public sector studies. Kazakhstan is also seen as an innovator for its neighboring countries


Strategies for Effective Public Communication
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GSPP Open House Day 2019
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Contemporary Issues in Public Administration in post-Soviet Eurasia
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Basskaran Nair, currently Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University and author of the book “Marketing Public Policy”, which was published in 2018 by Routledge, held the lectures on “Strategies for Effective Public Communication” in Nur-Sultan and Almaty

Dr. Heracles Polatidis, Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Earth Sciences, Section Wind Energy in Uppsala University, Sweden delivered a guest lecture on 29 January 2019.

Dr. Olzhas Abishev, Vice Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan, held a lecture at GSPP on digitalization of healthcare reform and associated issues on 25 January 2019.