Second part of February of 2015 was marked up by the movement of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business to a new building.
Construction of the building had started back in 2012 by “Sembol” Construction Company. On all construction stages Nazarbayev University, “Facility Construction Directorate” Private Entity has been working closely with Graduate School of Business and its strategic partner Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with the aim to build a world-class business school with the best modern facilities. NUGSB shares the space with the Graduate School of Public Policy, strategic partner of which is Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
The building of the total space more than 19 000 sq.m. is designed and constructed at a state-of-the-art level. It has 6 floors plus mezzonine between the first and the second floors. There spacious lecture classrooms, conference-halls of different capacity and videoconference halls will allow to organize wide-scale events, deliver executive programs and seminars, conferences of the international level. All the planning decisions were taken with consideration of high technology and the up-to-date energy-efficient technological solutions which undoubtedly support education and research mission of the schools.
The ceremonial opening of the new Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Public Policy building was held on 30th of November 2014 with participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Karim Massimov. The event was dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Distinguished guests of the ceremony were the members of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Mr. Kairat Kelimbetov, the Ambassadors and heads of the state and private organizations.
In his congratulatory speech Karim Massimov emphasized the support provided to Nazarbayev University by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a visible demonstration of its commitment to education excellence. With its excellent facilities, the NU campus has already become an important landmark of Astana, next to the future EXPO site and the Astana Business Campus.