About Us

Governance

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

 

Supreme Board of Trustees

Nazarbayev Intellectual school

Board of Trustees

Executive Body

Nazarbayev University

Board of Trustees

Executive Body

Nazarbayev Fund

Board of Trustees

Executive Body

 

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 Nazarbayev 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.

President

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

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

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

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 of autonomous organizations of education

Nazarbayev University, Nazarbayev Intellectual schools and Nazarbayev Fund

 

Nazarbayev Nursultan Abishevich

First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, the First Chairman of the Supreme Board of Trustees

Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Pirmatov Galymzhan Olzhayevich

Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan

Suleimenov Timur Muratovich

First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Shigeo Katsu

President of the autonomous organization of education Nazarbayev University

Shamshidinova Kulyash Nogatayevna

Chairperson of the autonomous educational organization Nazarbayev Intellectual schools

 

Members of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University:

Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Pirmatov Galymzhan Olzhayevich

Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan

Suleimenov Timur Muratovich

First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Zhamaubayev Yerulan Kenzhebekovich

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

Mussin Bagdat Batyrbekovich

Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Shigeo Katsu

President of the autonomous organization of education Nazarbayev University

Alan Ruby

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Dennis de Tray

Principal, Results for Development, Washington D.C.

Frederick Starr

Chairman Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Washington and Stockholm

Stavros Yiannouka

Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

Philip Yeo

Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore, and Chairman of Accuron Technologies

Ilesanmi Adesida

Provost of the autonomous organization of education Nazarbayev University

Kussain Yerden Shahimardenuly

Advisor to the President of the autonomous organization of education Nazarbayev University

Baitimbetov Galym Bolatuly

CEO AquaPoint Kazakhstan, Alumni of the autonomous organization of education Nazarbayev University

 

Members of the Nazarbayev University Managing Council

1  Shigeo Katsu

President

2  Ilesanmi Adesida

Provost

3  Argin Kipshakov

Executive Vice-President

4  Kadisha Dairova

Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Cooperation

5 Massimo Pignatelli

Vice President for Medicine – Dean of School of Medicine