Alumni Stories

NU alumni are achieving their dreams.

They shared their journeys with us to help inspire others.

Ayan Birimzhan

NU alumnus 2016

Ayan Birimzhan is an alumnus of Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities, cofounder of the healthy food service “HEALTH PROJECT”, entrepreneur, a 25 year old charismatic, extremely fit young man, responsible son, caring brother and an eligible bachelor.

Today’s startup “HEALTH PROJECT” is a chain of healthy food canteens with $1 million turnover per year, a team with 55 employees, and thousands of thankful clients.

Azel Murzabekova

NU alumnus of 2019

Currently, Anel is doing Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. While at NU she was active in many clubs, she was a broadcaster for NU perceptions Radio, a member of THEМЫ student club, ex-president of NU Ballroom Dance Club, the winner of Yessenov Foundation summer internship programs and was recognized as the Freshman of the Year 2016.

Kamshat Yermaganbetova

Kamshat Yermaganbetova

NU alumnus of 2018.

Nurzhan Uapov

Nurzhan Uapov

alumnus of Class of 2015, works as a Planning & Performance Analyst at Tengizchevroil

Aidana Kassymova

Aidana Kassymova

NU alumnus of 2015.

Currently, I'm working as a Supervising Senior auditor in KPMG Lower Gulf Limited in Dubai office, UAE.



Otepov Sultan

An alumnus of Class of 2018 is currently studying Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.




Kapysheva Aizhan

An alumna of Class of 2016 works as a Senior Analysis at Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority in UAE Dubai.




Auyelbekova Dinara

An alumna of Class of 2015 works as a Director of American Space Almaty

What did you get from studying at NU? Knowing that anything is possible, even becoming a captain of the best basketball team in Astana with a height of 1.6 meters.




Tazhi Kulzhan

Hi, My name is Tazhi Kulzhan’15 and I am a Rotating equipment engineer (Machinery, whichever way you want to call it) at North Caspian Operating Company


Nurbek Tazhimbetov

You think you will be happy when you graduate from college, when you get high GPA, when you travel abroad, when you have money when you move the US. Are you happy now?


Aliya Sembayeva 

Nazarbayev University was a starting point of my journey into Chemistry World, which is full of challenges and awards at the same time.


Yerkebulan Saparov

I am 23, older than Iron Mike when he became the world champion, younger than Ray Kroc when he founded McDonald’s. Still, it does not matter; the only thing that matters is you being better than you yesterday.


Madina Kabdualiyeva

 About my acceptance to graduate school: I graduated from Nazarbayev University in 2016, with BA in Political Science and International Relations, and Sociology as the second major.