Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

Welcome Message from the founding Dean

It is my privilege to welcome you to School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) at Nazarbayev University.

The Republic of Kazakhstan possesses substantial amount of mineral and fossil fuel reserves. These natural resources will continue to play a vital role in Kazakhstan’s economy especially in the short and medium-term time frames. The School of Mining and Geosciences has been established in 2016 and aims to be the premier school for earth science education and research and t...

Information session at SMG
January 25, 2019

The School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) invites you to an information session to tell you more about our graduate programs, admission requirements and benefits of studying at SMG. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet the faculty and learn about professional careers. As well, the faculty will be available to answer your individual questions! *snacks and drinks will […]

Petroleum Industry Guest Lecture “Drilling Engineering” by Bakytgul Dairova
October 31, 2018

Bakytgul works as Schlumberger Drilling Engineering Manager, Drilling & Measurements. Bakytgul holds Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics and has 12 years of oilfield experience. Bakytgul started her career from MWD/Directional Drilling specialist in 2006. Later moved to Drilling Engineering Center where was involved in planning and execution of drilling different wells in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.  […]

The Future Mining Engineer – what will be the educational needs to supply the Mining 4.0 industry?
October 16, 2018

Titled presentation by Professor Bruce Hebblewhite, Chair of Mining Engineering at the School of Minerals & Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney. Professor B. Hebblewhite is the Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.  He has over 40 years of international mining experience; having spent 17 years in a full-time consulting role […]