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Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

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Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facilityRead More

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility January 25, 2017

Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facility Head of State N. Nazarbayev opened the new Nazarbayev University School of Medicine facilityRead More

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Chang Da Wan

Department
Graduate School of Education
Title
Assistant Professor
Email
changda.wan@nu.edu.kz

Victoria Thorstensson

Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Linguistics and Literatures
Title
Assistant Professor
Office
8.427
Email
victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz
Phone
5789

Victoria Thorstensson holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to Nazarbayev University, Dr. Thorstensson taught courses on Russian language, literature and culture at Middlebury College, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

Dr. Thorstensson’s research interests include 19th-century Russian classical literature, Russian realism, nihilism, polemical novels, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Leskov, serialization, Russian and Soviet intellectual and cultural history, theory and practice of translation, methodology of teaching Russian, and contemporary Kazakhstani Russophone literature.


Mahire Yakup

Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Linguistics and Literatures
Title
Assistant Professor
Office
8510
Email
yakefu.mayila@nu.edu.kz
Phone
+77172704672
Dr. Mahire Yakup (aka, Yakefu Mayila) is an Assistant Professor of  Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS). She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Kansas in 2013. She obtained her B.S and M.S in Psychology from Peking University (Beijing University). 
Her broad research focuses on language processing and comprehension. (i) Processing prosodic information in native and non-native speakers. Her dissertation focuses on the acoustic analysis of lexical stress in Uyghur by native and non-native speakers. She would like to extend her research to include Turkic languages. (ii) The processing of morphologically complex words which focuses on bilingual and monolingual speakers. She tries to understand how linguistic information is represented in the mental lexicon.  She uses psycholinguistic research methods with embedded behavioral studies. (iii) Turkic languages in which she would like to focus on phonology and morphology of related Turkic languages.

Thierry Post

Department
Graduate School of Business
Title
Full Professor
Office
C03-6053
Email
tpost@nu.edu.kz
Website
https://gsb.nu.edu.kz/faculty-profiles/thierry-post/

After completing his PhD in Finance at the Tinbergen Institute in 1999, Gerrit Tjeerd (Thierry) Post (1971) had functions as assistant professor, associate professor, full professor (Asset Pricing chair) and head of the Finance department at Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His areas of interest are asset management, portfolio theory, asset pricing, behavioral finance and financial econometrics. He taught courses on these topics at BSc, MSc, PhD and MBA level, published over 50 articles in international refereed journals (including American Economic Review, Journal of Finance and Management Science) and published a textbook on Investments together with Prof. Haim Levy of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He also held visiting professor positions at Cass Business School of the City University in London and the Graduate School of Business of Koc University in Istanbul. His work on behavioral finance received widespread attention in the international media. In the industry, he headed the Quantitative Strategies department of Robeco Asset Management, a team of 20 dedicated quant researchers that develops quantitative equity and fixed income investment models and strategies for about 16bn euro assets under management.