Nazarbayev University
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School of Mining & Geosciences


January 14, 2021
Scientists ask to protect remarkable fossils found in Kazakhstan

  The full-sized skeleton of an ichthyosaur, found by school children in the West Kazakhstan region, will be assembled and installed at the School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, the correspondent of Tengrinews.kz reports. Laurent Richard, Associate Professor of Geology at Nazarbayev University, said that the skeleton will be made available to the public, […]

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January 14, 2021
Dr. Saffet Yagiz, Associate Professor at the School of Mining and Geosciences is listed among the top two percent of scientists

  Stanford University researchers have recently published “Updated Science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”. The dataset includes all scientists who are among the top 100,000 across all fields and according to a recent study by Dr. Loannidis from Stanford University, one of our Associate Professors at NUSMG Dr. Saffet Yagiz is among the top […]

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November 17, 2020
“Why a PhD in Kazakhstan makes perfect sense for this petroleum researcher” by Study International

A PhD student of Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences (NUSMG) Rizwan Muneer shares his experience at NUSMG with Study International.  He completed his BSc Petroleum Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan and after completion, he was employed as  a lecturer in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at UET […]

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November 16, 2020
“The Most Unusual Modules Around the World and Why They Matter” by QS Top Universities

QS Top Universities featured an unusual aspect of one of the courses at the School of Mining and Geosciences (the School) taught by Associate Professor Dr. Laurent Richard. “An unusual aspect in this course appeared when the School was asked to rescue an ichthyosaur which was found in a Jurassic formation of the Uralsk region. This […]

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November 3, 2020
SPE Russia and Caspian Regional Student Development Summit 2020

Alinur Muratov, 2nd year undergraduate student at the School of Mining and Geosciences has recently won 1st position in SPE Russia and Caspian Regional Student Development Summit 2020.  The first stage of the Summit was about mentioning their GPA, research, Volunteering History in SPE and writing an essay on the topic “What will be the most […]

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October 27, 2020
Field Geology Course

During the school break in early October a group of students decided to take the opportunity and take a Field Geology Course 1 (Mapping and Sedimentary Geology Field School). The course took place in Maliy Karatau, Southern Kazakhstan. Students spent 9-days mapping terrain, logging outcrops, and/or examining rocks from various Proterozoic to Cretaceous successions. Numerous […]

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August 19, 2020
Journal Publication Series

Following research activities of Dr. Madani and his research team, Mr. Sultan Abulkhair (MSc student of Mining Engineering) assisted in publication a peer-reviewed article entitled “A hierarchical cosimulation algorithm integrated with an acceptance–rejection method for the geostatistical modeling of variables with inequality constraints” in the journal of “stochastic environmental research and risk assessment” with impact factor […]

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June 28, 2020
Announcement to incoming students!

  Dear incoming SMG students, Congratulations on joining this extraordinary academic community during these extraordinary times. All NU Classes will be taught online in the Fall semester. We look forward to meeting you virtually for this Fall semester. We have planned some great virtual events for you. Online orientation, online Library tours, online student clubs, online Academic […]

May 4, 2020
Nazarbayev University SPE Student Chapter won the First Place in the 2020 Petrobowl Regional Qualifier

  Nazarbayev University SPE Student Chapter won the First Place in the 2020 Petrobowl Regional Qualifier. The PetroBowl competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions. The students that represented Nazarbayev University are 1st year M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering program students Daniyar […]

Graduate Programs
April 8, 2020
School of Mining and Geosciences of Nazarbayev University announces admission to «PhD in Mining Engineering» and «PhD in Petroleum Engineering» programs

  The online application to «PhD in Mining Engineering» and «PhD in Petroleum Engineering» programs at School of Mining and Geosciences is open from April 9th , 2020 to June 1st, 2020. To apply now, please sign up and start filling out your application.  For more information about the program please follow the link. For more […]