Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences

About us


Welcome to the School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) at Nazarbayev University.

We are a growing school with a commitment to attract internationally renowned faculty who are dedicated to students and maintain industry recognized research programs of excellence. The School of Mining and Geosciences includes programs in Mining Engineering, Geoscience, and Petroleum Engineering.  We offer MS and PhD programs in Mining and Petroleum and will soon extend graduate education to the Geosciences. At SMG, we strive to educate future industry leaders of tomorrow and conduct cutting edge research that benefits Kazakhstan and impacts the World. We have modern, state-of-the-art laboratories both for teaching and research.  Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources, and we partner with industry to develop technological solutions to develop these national assets in a safe, economic and environmentally responsible manner. On the academic front, we partner with Colorado School of Mines in the USA to deliver a truly world-class education. We extend an invitation for you to join us at Nazarbayev University in the heart of the modern, innovative city of Nur-Sultan.



Professor Randy D. Hazlett

Dean, School of Mining and Geosciences

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