Nazarbayev University, established on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2010, is the country’s flagship academic institution with aspirations to become a global-level research university. This is the first university in Kazakhstan which is guided by the principles of autonomy and academic freedom. The University’s autonomous status was granted by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 19 January, 2011 “On the status of “Nazarbayev University”, “Nazarbayev Intellectual schools” and “Nazarbayev Fund”.
The Graduate School of Business has a strategic collaboration with Duke University's Fuqua
School of Business, which is ranked as one of the best business schools internationally. Duke's
Fuqua School of Business is also actively involved in recruiting and mentoring/supporting
NUGSB faculty in teaching and research activities. For more information about NUGSB please
visit our website: https://gsb.nu.edu.kz/.