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.

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 Chairman of the Supreme Board of Trustees:

 Nazarbayev Nursultan President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Members of the Supreme Board of Trustees:

1

Sagintayev Bakytzhan

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

2

Akishev Daniyar

Chairman of National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3

Tazhin Marat

The First Deputy Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

4

Mamin Askar

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

5

Massimov Karim

Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan

6

Smailov Alikhan

Aide to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

7

Shigeo Katsu

President of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”

8

Shamshidinova Kulyash

Chairwoman of the Management Board of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools”

Members of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University:

1

Massimov Karim

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

2

Tazhin Marat 

The First Deputy Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3

Mamin Askar

The First Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

4

Smailov Alikhan

Aide to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

5

Ashimbayev Maulen 

Deputy of Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

6

Shigeo Katsu

President of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”

7

Shamshidinova Kulyash

Chairwoman of the Management Board of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev Intellectual Shools”

8

Zhamishev Bolat

Chairman of the Management Board of “Kazakhstan Development Bank” Joint Stock Company

9

Karmazina Lena

Advisor of the Supreme Board of Trustees of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”

10

David Merkel

Managing Director of “Summit International Advisors” 

11

Dennis de Tray

Advisor of the President of the the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”

12

Frederick Starr

Chairman of Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University

13

Anne Lonsdale

Deputy High Steward, University of Cambridge

14

Alan Ruby

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania 

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

Members of the Nazarbayev University Managing Council:

1

Shigeo Katsu

President 

2

Ilesanmi Adesida

Provost 

3

Yerden Kussain

Executive Vice-President 

4

Kadisha Dairova

Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Cooperation 

5

Kanat Baigarin

Vice-President for Innovation and Research 

6

Roza Nurgozhayeva

General Counsel 

7

Vladislav Yezhov

Vice- President for Finance