On December 10, 2018, for the first time ever a solemn award ceremony “Elorda zhuldyzy” was held in the concert hall “Astana”. Nazarbayev University was the recipient of an honorary award.
The Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadiyev presented a crystal statuette with a rising star to the NU Provost Ilesanmi Adesida and Vice-President for Student Affairs and International cooperation Kadisha Dairova.
Recognition went to various teams, organizations and noteworthy citizens, for their significant contributions to the development of the country’s preeminent city and efforts in glorifying it beyond the borders of Kazakhstan.
In the solemn atmosphere, crystal statuettes were presented to the Astana Ballet theatre, the “Astana Opera” theatre, the International exhibition “EXPO-2017”, the football club “Astana”, the hockey club “Barys”, the Cycling team “Astana”, the KVN team “Sparta-nomad Astana”, “Zhastar” theatre, as well as representatives of the medical cluster, Yuri Pya and Serik Akshulakov.