Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences


January 4, 2019
First journal paper of SMG student published in Minerals

  Research paper by SMG MSc student of Mining Engineering, Yerniyaz Abildin under the supervision of the faculty member of SMG, Dr. Nasser Madani, entitled “A Hybrid Approach for Joint Simulation of Geometallurgical Variables with Inequality Constraint” has been published in an international high qualified peer-reviewed journal “Minerals” for the first time. Impact factor of […]

December 11, 2018
SMG faculty and students visit Kazzinc LLP as part of research projects

  Kazzinc LLP accepted students request for data collection as part of research projects and invited for further investigation. 8 of SMG Mining Engineering program students including Erbol Tussupbekov, Bekbol Aldamzharov, Abu-Saadi Karzhau, Zarina Mukhamedyarova, Nursulu Alnazar, Aibek Alipov, Khamit Yakubov and Meirkhan Zhalel with SMG faculty Sergei Sabanov and Amoussou Coffi Adoko are visiting […]

November 27, 2018
The Fifth SPE Caspian Technical Conference & Exhibition paper presentation by Dr. Peyman Pourafshary

  The fifth Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE) was held at Astana’s Palace of Independence starting from the 31st of October until the 2nd of November. The conference included technical presentations and thought-provoking high-level panel discussions. The event brought together a wide range of oil and gas companies and high-profile international speakers among whom was […]

November 20, 2018
The Complex Orebodies Conference 2018 in Brisbane, Australia

  The Complex Orebodies conference hosted by The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) aims to provide researchers, experts with insight into the complexities facing future orebodies. The conference also allows to share speakers’ experience and understanding of this crucial issue as well as offer solutions to facilitate the development of orebodies. The conference has started 19th […]

November 14, 2018
Prof. Fidelis T Suorineni was appointed as International Expert to China Mining Innovation Committee, ENFI Engineering Corp.

  Professor Fidelis T Suorineni of Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) was invited to give a keynote address on “Big Data in Mine 4.0: Rock Mechanics Challenges and Opportunities” at the 1st International Intelligent Mining Conference organized by the China ENFI Engineering Corp.  from October 15 – 17 in Beijing, China. Professor […]

November 14, 2018
SMG has got an agreement with ERG in a mining project

  School of Mining and Geosciences in Nazarbayev University in collaboration with Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System (NURIS) has got an agreement with Research & Development Engineering Center of ERG in a mining project entitled “Geostatistical Estimation and Analysis of Iron Distribution in the Shubarkol Coal Deposit”. The key members in this project are Dr. Nasser Madani (Principal Investigator), […]

September 18, 2018
Swiss Seed Funding Grants with the CIS Region Grant Agreement SFG 2018

  The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (hereinafter referred to as “SERI”), in agreement with swissuniversities, has designated the University of Geneva (hereinafter referred to as “UNIGE”) as the Leading House (hereinafter referred to as “LH”) for the bilateral Science and Technology cooperation program with Russia and the CIS Region.   As LH, UNIGE […]

September 6, 2018
A talk with Professor Erdal Ozkan

Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, Erdal Ozkan gave a talk to our students of Master’s Program in Petroleum Engineering. Colorado School of Mines is a partner for the School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University. His speech included general information about the program we offer. 

August 8, 2018
Summer internship at Kazzinc Company

  20 students of MSc Mining Engineering Program of the School of Mining and Geosciences have been provided with opportunity to pass summer internship at Kazakhstan’s mining company –KAZZINC, which is a major producer of zinc with a notable extraction of copper, lead and precious metals in our country. Starting from May 20th through July […]

August 8, 2018
Summer internship at Voskhod-Oriel Mining Company

  In a period from mid-July to mid-August, 2 students from MSc Mining Engineering program Nursulu Alnazar and Abu-Saadi Karzhau have been accepted to internship to Voskhod-Oriel Mining Company, which is a part of Yilmaden Holding. During the internship, students have worked in chromium underground mine, where they were introduced to chromium mining operations. The mines of […]