Executive Education Programs

Policy making in complex societies is often challenging. Societies are changing, the pace of change is steadily increasing, and policy makers are constantly required to devise policy solutions for increasingly complicated problems.

The purpose of our Executive Education Programs is to provide policymakers with the tools and the skill-set they need to tackle the complex issues in a dynamic world. By participating in our programs, public sector professionals become stronger leaders, effective managers and highly capable policy makers.

Our international faculty, integrated approach and commitment to promote development through good governance make the Graduate School of Public Policy the ideal learning environment for policy makers and leaders in Central Asia.

Participants will receive a certificate at the end of each program.




“The GSPP offers unique multi-disciplinary courses for the Kazakhstani public policy executives. Grounded in fundamental academic research in public policy and leadership development, these courses are a truly exceptional educational product of Nazarbayev University. The Ministry is proud to partner with the School in development of the course on Kazakhstan’s foreign policy”.

Erlan Idrissov,

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1999 to 2002 and 2012 to 2016)

“The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is proud to have been selected by Nazarbayev University to be the strategic partner for the development of its Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP). We are happy to share our learning and best practices and to also collaborate in the development of this Executive Education (EE) Program of GSPP. We are confident that these EE courses will prove useful to all who are aspiring to achieve leadership positions in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region. In partnership with GSPP we have trained over 270 senior government officials from Kazakhstan”.

Kishore Mahbubani,

Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

“I am very pleased to teach in the Executive program of the GSPP. It is a brilliant effort to share, create and apply knowledge and skills to address the challenges faced by public administration in Kazakhstan. I am quite confident that thanks to this Executive Program the quality, competences, and skills of public managers will be incredibly improved. And let me say that I am quite honoured to be part of this admirable project of institutional enhancement”.

Giliberto Capano,

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Treasurer, International Public Policy Association
Director, PhD Program in Political Science and Sociology
Scuola Normale Superiore.

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Graduate School of Public Policy
Nazarbayev University
Address: 53 Kabanbay batyr ave.,
Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: +7(7172)706462
Email: zhanar.ismailova@nu.edu.kz