Nazarbayev University is honoured to host visits by distinguished guests: high-ranking political and public figures, heads of states, Parliaments and international organizations. Since 2010, Nazarbayev University hosted over 50 distinguished guests. Among them Xi Jinping, Prince Albert II, John Kerry, David Cameron, Shinzo Abe, Dmitry Medvedev, Narendra Modi, Christine Lagarde, Catherine Ashton, Suma Chakrabarti and others.
July 11, 2023
Ludger Schuknecht gave a lecture on the projects the bank implements in Kazakhstan and emphasized that Kazakhstan has every opportunity to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Also during the visit, Mr. Schuknecht and his delegation were informed about the current projects of ISSAI in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
June 08, 2023
Ms Georgieva had a talk on "Paving the Way to More Resilient, Inclusive, and Green Economies in Kazakhstan and the CCA". She mentioned three major areas (inclusion, private sector development, and mitigating the effects of the climate change) to be able to withstand the external shocks. The lecture was followed by Q&A session.
May 23, 2023
Ms. Halimah Yacob had a lecture on the topic “From the Lion City to the Great Steppe”. In her speech she mentioned close and mutually beneficial 30-year-long cooperation between Kazakhstan and Singapore. At the end of the visit Her Excellency received the title of Honorary Professor of Nazarbayev University.
October 11, 2022
Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman had a meeting with the Management of NU and short talk on the topic: “Challenges of a Small State and ongoing developments of Singapore” with Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy (NU GSPP) Dean, faculty members, and students, which was followed by a Q&A session.
August 12, 2022
In his speech he informed the audience about his initiative, a PGA youth fellowship program to support and invite eight promising young diplomats from underrepresented countries at the UN, to work in his office. There are also plans to create a UN Youth Office to promote more diverse and effective youth participation in the organization.
October 23, 2017
Mr. Gurria in his speech explored the sources of discontent towards globalization, looking at both recent challenges and long-term structural shifts before presenting an overview of the solutions to make globalization fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable – ultimately, to make globalization work better to improve people’s lives.
June 23, 2017
Sir Suma Chakrabarti’s lecture on “Kazakhstan and Central Asia: the transition to effective market economies” explained the EBRD’s vision of what a modern economy should look like, how Kazakhstan was doing in its economic transition and what next steps the Bank recommended to Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
April 5, 2017
Mr. Alimov had a lecture on the topic “Cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization”. The Secretary-General noted Kazakhstan’s special contribution to and role in the organisation.
May 24, 2016
Lecture by Ms. Christine Lagarde was held on the current and prospective global and regional environment, as well as the challenges and opportunities for Kazakhstan, the Caucasus and Central Asia region.
November 2, 2015
In his speech named “The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the 21st Century” the US Secretary of State talked about integration processes and joint efforts to tackle global challenges.
October 27, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a lecture on Japan’s cooperation with Central Asian states. He also touched upon the Japan’s active assistance to Kazakhstan in training of qualified professionals in various spheres of industry and medicine.
July 7, 2015
In his speech at Nazarbayev University, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the first graduates of the university and emphasised the importance of education in the nation’s progress and leadership in many spheres.
May 5, 2015
Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso devoted his lecture to international relations of the European Union and its response to the global crisis. Students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Graduate School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University have discussed the development of European integration, as well as developing relations between the European Union and Kazakhstan.
September 7, 2013
In his historical speech at Nazarbayev University, President Xi Jinping announced, for the first time, the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project for Eurasian integration, comprised of the New Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. Since that initial announcement, OBOR has emerged as a cornerstone of China’s economic and political outreach to Eurasia, Africa and beyond.
July 1, 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron visited the School of Engineering that had a British university – University College London as a strategic partner (2010-2015). Future engineers demonstrated to Mr. Cameron three lab experiments in mechanical and civil engineering with usage of various technical equipment such as the wind tunnel, 3D-plotter, 4-cylinder combustion engine and the apparatus for measuring vibrations.
November 3, 2012
A visit by His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco