Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences

About us

The School of Mining and Geosciences (the School) was founded in 2016 as the premier school for earth science education and research. The Republic of Kazakhstan possesses substantial amounts of mineral and fossil fuel reserves, and this was one of the fundamental reasons four founding the School. 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 was established to transform current and emerging knowledge and technology to develop an international quality, safe, efficient and environmentally responsible methods for natural resources extraction. 


August 12

PhD programs

Launching of PhD programs in Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering
June 1

First Graduation Ceremony

The first cohort of students in MSc in Mining Engineering of the School of Mining and Geosciences graduated 
August 1

Launching of the program programs

Launching of undergraduate programs in Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geology and MSc program in Petroleum Engineering
August 1

Launching of the program “MSc in Mining Engineering”

First cohort of students for the program “MSc in Mining Engineering” 
December 1

Partnership with Colorado School of Mines, USA

February 1


The School of Mining and Geosciences was founded in 2016 
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