Vision of NU is to give Kazakhstan and the world the scientists, academics, managers and entrepreneurs they need to prosper and develop. Besides that, however, since its inception, NU has been seen as part of a larger education reform agenda, a reform effort that covers the entire range of Kazakhstani higher education institutions. At each level of the country’s education system reforms are being tested and instituted through a series of lead institutions. For higher education, NU is a pioneer in reforming Kazakhstani higher education system and to introduce international standards for teaching, research, and innovation.
This role puts a special obligation and responsibility on NU. It must ensure that the lessons of NU’s experience are transferred and understood by other universities, schools and research institutions. Therefore, while working at NU, our faculty members from around the world (77% of faculty at NU are international) contribute to the development of NU and Kazakhstan.