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 NU GSPP?

Partnership with the NUS LKYSPP

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


NU GSPP RESEARCH WEBINAR WITH DR. MARINA RANGA “Public Policy Innovation: Implications from Transformative Innovation Policy for Sustainable Transitions”
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NU GSPP RESEARCH WEBINAR WITH DR. FARHOD YULDAS “Foreign aid and international migration: Is development-promotion an effective immigration policy?”
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Welcome to NU GSSP Open House Day!
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We are happy to announce that Riccardo Pelizzo, NU GSPP Associate Professor & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Gianfranco Pasquino, Italian political scientist and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Bologna recently co-published the book titled “The Culture of Accountability. A Democratic Virtue.” We asked a couple of questions from Dr. Pelizzo about the book and the process of writing. Please enjoy the interview.