Distinguished Fellow Lee Kuan Yew awarded by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Left to Right: Dr. Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University, His Excellency Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyLeft to Right: Dr. Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University, His Excellency Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School), National University of Singapore signed a significant long-term partnership agreement with the Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan to support NU’s efforts to promote public policy education across Central Asia.

The partnership agreement signed today is the result of LKY School’s outstanding track record in public policy education in Asia and beyond.

Under the terms of the long-term partnership agreement the LKY School is committed to providing consultancy services to facilitate the establishment of an international Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) at NU.

The signing ceremony took place at the LKY School and the agreement was signed by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of LKY School and Dr. Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University. His Excellency Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and faculty of the LKY School also attended the signing ceremony. During their remarks President Shigeo Katsu and Dean Kishore Mahbubani both said that they hoped that the agreement would contribute to the transformation of Kazakhstan’s public policy education over the next five years. Dr. Shigeo Katsu also said the initiative of establishing a world-class research-centered university arose from the vision of President N. N Nazarbayev and the reason LKY School was chosen to be part of this initiative was due to the School’s familiarity with Kazakhstan and its experience in educating the next generation policy makers under the Academy of Public Administration.

The privilege of being part of the Kazakh Government’s historical initiative to set up the first research-centered university to lead in Central Asia and beyond is the result of years of collaboration and trust gained by the LKY School in educating the next generation of leaders of Kazakhstan. Since 2008, the School has provided executive education programmes to more than 200 government officials including the Prime Minister and his cabinet.

In partnering NU, the LKY School joins a selected group of other leading international institutions including Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania, University College London, Cambridge University, iCarnegie (the international arm of Carnegie-Mellon University) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

More information on the partnership with NU can be found in the links below or you may contact Ms. Aigerim (Aika) Bolat at sppaika@nus.edu.sg