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Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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  1. "Research oriented and beneficial for professional development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Networking opportunities Management supports professional development Paid parental leave Work life balance

    Cons

    Vacation time can not be taken all at once, should divide 30 days in two parts

    Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2018-02-12
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Administration-heavy University where faculty struggle to have a voice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Competitive salaries and benefits -Teaching loads for professors allow time for research

    Cons

    Deans and vice-deans of schools rarely oppose edicts by the administration. When the university administration makes a decision it is considered "settled" and schools, much less departments, rarely put up any fight or opposition. This is not normal or "best practices" for a putative western-style university. A lot takes place in secret – power is wielded with a heavy and injudicious hand, as those who have it dare those...

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    Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2019-03-30
  3. "Talented researchers are needed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
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    I worked at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time

    Pros

    There is a big need for talented researchers, especially at the senior level

    Cons

    State funding is a little tough, but manageable.

    Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2017-01-30
  4. Helpful (11)

    "look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits ok if you are content to live on campus among students. Students hard working and bright. Some interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    Very low morale among faculty. Never worked at a school where so many people were constantly angry and upset. Upper management rules with an iron fist. Endless paperwork for everything and very restrictive policies about travel.

    Advice to Management

    Value the faculty.

    Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2014-08-22
  5. "Research"

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      Current Employee - Research Interviewer 

      I have been working at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Work from home is simple and easy

      Cons

      Needs more hours for work I recommend

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2019-07-04
    • "Better than other places in this city"

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      Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Astana

      I worked at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good friendly environment, all young, motivated, smart and interesting people.

      Cons

      A bit chaotic way of management of study courses at the school of science and technologies. The teacher thinks about curriculum a week before the labs, not at the beginning of the year. Procurement of lab supplies may take up to 6 months, so courses should be planned well before the beginning of the year. Another problem is that there is a fast flow of human resources, every year new lecturer/professor who has no idea...

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      Advice to Management

      plan in advance.

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2019-05-29
    • "Professor"

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      Current Employee - Professor in Astana
      Recommends

      I have been working at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Ready to share my vast experience to develop new work place. Like to work in Malaysia. Very good in teaching, research and management

      Cons

      There are no downgrades basically because of long experience of work in academia.

      Advice to Management

      Ready to take position in August if offered.

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2019-01-10
    • "Academic associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time

      Pros

      western style management. Competitative salary

      Cons

      a lot of beurecratiac domucments

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2018-11-17
    • "NU student employment"

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      Former Employee - Consultant 
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      work at campus, networking opportunities

      Cons

      low salary, small rooms, not very systematic assignments

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2018-11-25
    • "Good place to work for yourg researches"

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      Current Employee - Research Assistant in Astana

      I have been working at Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Friendly environment, good salary for Kazakhstan, possibilities for grow and self-development

      Cons

      Procurement is very slow, processes are not organized

      Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System2018-10-24
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