Governance

Сharter of AOE “Nazarbayev University”

In compliance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 19, 2011 “On the status of “Nazarbayev University”, “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” and “Nazarbayev Fund”, the governance bodies of Nazarbayev University are as follows:

  • Supreme Board of Trustees
  • Board of Trustees 
  • Executive Bodies 

 

The Supreme Board of Trustees is the highest governance body of the University, Intellectual Schools and the Fund, which is headed by the Leader of the Nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The competencies of the Supreme Board of Trustees include: approval of the long-term development strategy and the Charter of the University, Intellectual Schools and the Fund; approval of the procedure for asset management; composition of the Boards of Trustees of the University, Intellectual Schools and the Fund; and decision on reorganization or liquidation of the University, Intellectual Schools and the Fund.

The Board of Trustees is the governance body that is in charge of general management of the University’s activities.The competences of the Board of Trustees of the University include:  approval of annual and midterm budgets; determining the number of members of the University’s executive body, electing their heads and members as well termination of their powers; approval of the rules of procurement of goods, works, services; and other powers in compliance with the Charter.

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”

The President chairs the Managing Council that serves as the collective executive body of the University which oversees and directs operations of the University, organizes the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Board of Trustees and Board of Trustees.

The Provost heads the Academic Council and the Research Council that represent the highest authorities that decide on academic and research matters.

The Academic Council provides leadership in the creation and adoption of policies governing academic standards, practices, and discipline; oversees quality assurance and quality enhancement in teaching and learning; establishes criteria for academic ranks; approves educational programs; and oversees the development of the Schools.

The Research Council approves and adopts policies defining standards of research conduct and ethnics, organizes and manages the distribution of research funding, develops intellectual property policies, and coordinates research, innovation and development efforts among the Research Centers and the Schools. The memberships of these three bodies are defined by the Charter of the University.

Members of the Supreme Board of Trustees:

The First Chair of the Supreme Board of Trustees:

 Nursultan Nazarbayev The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy

Members of the Supreme Board of Trustees:

1

Askar Mamin 

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

2

Yerbolat Dossayev

Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3

Alikhan Smailov 

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan  

4

Gulshara Abdykhalikova 

Chairperson of the Committee for Social and Cultural Development of Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

5Karim Massimov Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
6Kulyash Shamshidinova

Chairperson of the Management Board AEO «Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools»

7Shigeo Katsu President of Nazarbayev University

8

Asset Issekeshev 

Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan — Elbasy

Members of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University:

1

Karim Massimov 

Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

2

Alikhan Smailov 

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3

Gulshara Abdykhalikova

Chairperson of the Committee for Social and Cultural Development of Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

4

Bolat Zhamishev 

Independent Director at First Heartland Jýsan Bank

5

Shigeo Katsu 

President of Nazarbayev University

6

Aktoty Aitzhanova 

Chair of the Corporate Fund NAC-Analytica, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

7

Lena Karmazina Advisor of the Supreme Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University

8

Alan Ruby Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

9

Dennis De Tray 

Advisor to the President of Nazarbayev University

10

David Merkel 

Managing Director of Summit International Advisors

11

Frederick Starr

Chairman of Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

12

Philip Yeo

Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore, Chairman of Accuron Technologies

13

 Stavros Yiannouka

Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

Trustees Emeriti of Nazarbayev University:

 

Anne Lonsdale 

Deputy High Steward, University of Cambridge

Members of the Nazarbayev University Managing Council:

1

Shigeo Katsu 

President 

2

Ilesanmi Adesida 

Provost 

3

Argin Kipshakov  

Executive Vice-President 

4

Yerden Kussain 

Vice-President for Innovation 

5

Kadisha Dairova 

Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Cooperation 

6

Roza Nurgozhayeva  

Vice President – General Counsel

7

Massimo Pignatelli  

Vice President for Medicine – Dean of School of Medicine