At the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy the Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation was established on 15th of December 1998. The Foundation’s activity is built on a project principle suggesting formulation of clear goals and selection of resources and ways to accomplish them with a focus on stage-by-stage implementation of innovations.
The Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation is the first public organization in the educational space of Kazakhstan and CIS countries that has successfully integrated its innovative schools and universities into the international education. Today the Foundation actively shares its experience in Kazakhstan and abroad.
Under the auspices of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation three innovative Miras kindergartens were opened in Astana, Almaty and Atyrau, two Miras international schools in Astana and Almaty, the International School of Almaty and Arystan specialized lyceum. The Educational Foundation is a co-founder of higher educational institutions: the University of International Business (UIB), International Information Technology University (IITU), Astana IT University (AITU) and Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU).