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...

The National Industry Award “Golden Hephaestus”
July 12, 2018

  Master student – Mr. Nurassyl Battalgazy – from the School of Mining and Geosciences of Nazarbayev University was awarded the best mining engineering student’s prize “Golden Hephaestus” at the National Industry contest in Kazakhstan on June 19, 2018. The National Industry Award “Golden Hephaestus” is annually awarded to industry professionals, companies and projects, students […]

9th MINEX Central Asia Mining and Exploration Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan
April 17, 2018

On April 17-19, 2018 the students of the School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) of Nazarbayev University successfully participated in the 9th MINEX Central Asia Mining and Exploration Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan. The 9th MINEX Forum included two formats of competition: “From Innovation to Implementation” and “Case competition”. Based on the peer-reviewing selection process, the […]