Nazarbayev University's Open Access Policy was approved by Academic Council on March 20, 2019. The Open Access Policy sets out Nazarbayev University's framework for ensuring that publications authored by University researchers, faculty members, students, and staff, are made Open Access, where applicable.
The University's Open Access Repository is called Nazarbayev University Repository and it was established in 2015 to store, accumulate and provide long-term storage and reliable Open Access to scientific research results and intellectual products of the academic community of Nazarbayev University associated with them.
NU Repository holds more than 4,000 research outputs produced by staff and students, comprising theses, journal articles, reports, conference papers, presentations, video and more.
All research classified higher degree students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis directly into NU Repository.
In addition the university celebrates Open Access Week every year to support the idea of Open Access.