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Nazarbayev University has debuted in the top 30 percent of international research universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024. THE WUR is a leading global league table of university performance.

NU secured a position in the range of 501-600, thereby demonstrating the best performance among universities in Kazakhstan, and the wider region of Central Asia and Caucasus.

THE WUR uses Elsevier research performance data, reputation data based on peer reviews of active researchers, and self-reported financial and international outlook data to calculate teaching and research scores. This data-driven methodology comprehensively assesses research-intensive universities' performance, which aligns particularly well with NU’s research mission.

NU intends to reach the top 20% of global universities by 2030.