NU is currently pursuing programme accreditation as a likely precursor to an institutional accreditation. Relevant sections below will be continually updated.

Institutional Accreditation

In accordance with its Strategy 2018-2030, NU will seek institutional accreditation with a reputable international body toward the late strategy period, 2030, when the University is fully developed and internationally competitive.

Programme Accreditation

We strive to achieve internationally recognised academic excellence, and prioritise programme accreditation through external bodies of the highest repute.

The Graduate School of Public Policy's Master’s programmes in Public Administration and Public Policy were successfully accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) in 2019, and the School is now pursuing further accreditation through NASPAA in the USA.

NU is the first university in the CIS countries to gain the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) accreditation (2020) for its English for Academic Purposes programme.

The Graduate School of Business is pursuing AACSB accreditation for its programmes and is now engaged in the self-evaluation process.

The Schools of Engineering and Digital Sciences and Mining and Geosciences have revised their programmes to align them with ABET accreditation requirements. The School of Sciences and Humanities is pursuing ABET accreditation for its Mathematics and Natural Sciences programmes.

The School of Medicine is progressing towards applying for the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) through the Kazakhstani Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR).