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...

Free workshops “The Big Picture: Your Future in Natural Resources” by School of Mining and Geosciences
February 21, 2019

  The School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) invites you all to attend free workshops “The Big Picture: Your Future in Natural Resources”!  March 2, 10 am Room 6.141, Block 6, Nazarbayev University   Workshops will address some of the important undercurrents of mining and petroleum industry and will give you an insight of what engineering […]

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.  […]