Congratulations to NU Kazakhstan Team for winning a Gold medal in iGEM 2017 competition – an international competition in synthetic biology, held in Boston, USA!
This year 3 students from NU Team were attending the Giant Jamboree: Valdemir Kim (SST, Biology, 4th year), Mariyam Akizhanova (SST, Biology, 4th year) and Yerkezhan Kalikanova (SST, Biology, 4th year).
Well done to the Team. You made us proud!

Dear Nazarbayev University Community!

We are happy to announce the First Annual Youth Chemistry Conference that will be held in Nazarbayev University on November 11!
This will entirely be organized by the Chemistry Department of SST and particularly the Senior Students of Chemistry Major!
The topic of the Conference will be Recent Advances in the Fields of Chemistry, and the participants will demonstrate their most recent findings in a wide range of Chemical Sciences. These will include Medicinal Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Catalysis, and Green Chemistry! More so, international guest speakers are expected to give presentations as well!
We are very delighted to invite every member of our University to participate in the Conference! This will be a great networking, scientific and professional experience for both you and us! In case you currently have no research or have not thought of relating yourself with chemistry, you still can visit our Conference to attend the talks of your interest and see an overview of our projects on posters! For students of younger years, that might give an idea for further growth. You will see why chemistry is exciting!
For more detailed information, please, check our website: 
and feel free to register in case you would like to take part!
This is going to be free of charge for Nazarbayev University students!
Registration closes: October 31, 23:59.
Date: November 11.
Venue: Nazarbayev University, SST Block.
Thank you for attention and see you on YChem!

We would like to take a moment to congratulate Konstadinos Valagiannopoulos an Assistant Professor in the  Department of Physics of SST, on publishing 15 articles in flagship journals during his first 2 academic years at  Nazarbayev University. Konstadinos has contributed scholarship in the following journals of the American Physical Society included contributions to Physical Review X, Physical Review A, Physical Review B and numerous other journals of IEEE and the American Institute of Physics.

Dr. Valagiannopoulos joined Nazarbayev University in 2015. His primary research interests are in the devices controlling electromagnetic fields and the materials employed in these devices including hyperbolic metamaterials and graphene-like two-dimensional.  In the past, Konstadinos was employed as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin ECE, Harvard University Department of Physics and the University of Southampton. Konstadinos is an IEEE Senior Member since 2016. He is the recipient of the International Chorafas Award and the competitive Thomaides Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis (2008), Journal of Optics Research Excellence Award.

As usual Konstadinos strongly motivated to work with Ph.D., Masters, and enthusiastic undergraduate students, please drop by his office on the second floor at SST to discuss projects and perspective on the forefront of photonics and next generation of high-performing devices and systems, funding is available.

The Mathematics Department, in collaboration with other Departments of SST, organize a one-week Summer School on “Mathematical Methods in Science and Technology” at Nazarbayev University, School of Science and Technology, 5 – 10 June, 2017.  Introductory lectures will be given on fundamental applications of Mathematics to 20 – 25 selected 3rd and 4th year undergraduates as well as graduate students of NU and other Universities in Astana, Almaty and elsewhere. For more information on the Summer School and the process of submitting applications, please see our poster and an announcement and a preliminary program.

The Mathematics Department organizes the second stage of the subject Olympiad on “Mathematical and Computer Modeling” among students of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the Olympiad: the disclosure of creative abilities, selection and support of the most talented and gifted students; assistance in building the intellectual potential of students; attraction of students and young scientists to the solution of scientific problems of our time; development of interest in scientific activity.
Venue of the Olympiad: Astana, Nazarbayev University, st. Kabanbai batyr 53.

For more information, please see link.

Congratulations to Artur Saudabayev, faculty member in the School of Science and Technology at Nazarbayev University for winning the FameLab competition!
In the presentation, Artur told about the Blockchain technology, a novel distributed database architecture, which is predicted to cause major transformations in our life in the near future. 
As a national winner, Artur is given the chance to represent Kazakhstan at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2017, and  compete against over 25 other contestants from around the world. 
Famelab 1
 Photo: British Council Kazakhstan (Twitter

Online application for MSc in Biological Sciences, MSc in Computer Sciences, MSc in Robotics, MSc in Applied Mathematics and MSc in Physics for 2017-2018 academic year is open between February 21, 2017 and April 30, 2017 (inclusive).

To apply now, please sign up at and start filling out your application.

For admissions requirements please contact:

Admissions Department
Tel.: 8(7172) 705884

Online registration to the School of Science and Technology undergraduate programs without completion of the Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program (Direct Admission) is now open!
Our School offers BSc degrees in:
– Biology
– Chemistry
– Computer Science
– Mathematics
– Physics
– Robotics
Deadline: April 30, 2017.
To apply, please sign up at, complete and submit your application.
For questions about admission and the application process, contact the Admissions Department 8(7172 )706357, 8(7172 )706180 or

SST students were invited to the Dean’s List Award Ceremony on February 3, 2017. The ceremony started with the Student Support Office representative Mirat Akshalov giving an introductory speech and then inviting the SST Dean Vassilios Tourassis to the stage. The Dean said that everyone gathered that evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the SST students who earned their place on the Dean’s List by getting a GPA over 3.75 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Dean also said that the School is proud of the students and congratulated them on the successful achievement.


Nazarbayev University Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, Loretta O’Donnell was among the guests for that evening and was invited to the stage by the Dean to give a great encouraging message to the students. Later on, Vassilois Kovanis, the Chair of Physics department, Ivan Vorobyev, the acting Chair of Biology department, and professor Gonzalo Hap Hortelano delivered their congratulatory speeches to the students. 


Then the moment that the students were waiting came and Mirat Akshalov and Albina Khairova named all 125 students one after another who came to the stage individually. NUSST Dean Vassilios Tourassis and Vice-Dean Michael Lewis recognized each student individually for their successful completion of Fall 2016 semester and handed the certificates to the students. 


After the certificates were distributed all the students were photographed in groups by representatives of NU Image club. Later on everyone joined School administration and faculty for a nice coffee break. The ceremony turned out to be a great evening and the students were well received. 



Photos by NU Image