Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences

About us

Strategic partner - Colorado School of Mines (USA)

The model for the strategic development of Nazarbayev University (NU) is based primarily upon partnership with the top ranking universities in the world. The School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) partners with Colorado School of Mines, and is involved in student admission to SMG, program design, development and delivery.


Colorado School of Mines 

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines has distinguished itself among the best mining colleges in the nation by developing curriculum and research programs geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. It is a public teaching and research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S.

Colorado School of Mines ranks in the top public university in the nation for return on investment in’s “Colleges worth Your Investment” list. It is organized around three Colleges, with 14 degree programs: College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE), College of Engineering and Computational Sciences (CECS) and College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering (CERSE).

Total number of students (enrolled in 2018): 6170 (Undergraduate – 4908; Graduate – 1262)

International Students: 11 %

Faculty: 625

World University Rankings:

Times Higher Education (2019): 251-300th

QS World University Rankings (by subject) (2019): 1st in Engineering – Mineral and Mining

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