Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences


Field trip 1
September 10, 2021
Students’ field trip to East Kazakhstan

  NU SMG students from the Geology and Mining Engineering programs (4th year) are currently on a joint field trip in the Altay, East Kazakhstan. They have performed structural measurements on schists and granitic rocks in the Katon-Karagay valley. Today, they are driving up the mythical Austrian road on the way to study the mineralogy […]

SMG webinar
September 6, 2021
SMG students presented their research outputs at APCOM 2021 conference

  We are happy to announce that Mr. Ilyas Ongarbayev and Mr. Sultan Abulkhair virtually attended the APCOM 2021 conference, which was held from 30th August to September 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applications for Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industries (APCOM) is a series of well-established, high-quality scientific conferences in Mining Engineering, […]

SMG webinar 1
April 29, 2021
NU SPE Team Won 2nd Place!

NU SPE team took 2nd place at The Regional PetroBowl Qualifier, which was held online on the 17th and 18th of April. The main organisers were Atyrau SPE Section, Moscow SPE Section, Kyzylorda SPE Section, Astana SPE Section and Azerbaijan SPE Section. The PetroBowl competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a series of […]

SMG webinar 5
February 2, 2021
Selections for the International Earth Science Olympiads

  Last Saturday, the School of Mining and Geosciences organized the selections for the International Earth Science Olympiads (IESO), which will be held in August 2021. The IESO is an annual competition for secondary school students, in which students test their skills in all major areas of Earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy and environmental sciences.  […]

SMG webinar 2
January 27, 2021
“Shock waves: what will a Spanish ban mean for uranium mining in Europe?”

  Professor Randy Hazlett has recently commented on the uranium ban in Europe. Mine Magazine published an articlle that focuses on the Spanish Government planning to ban the mining of uranium and radioactive minerals.  Click here to read the full article. Dr. Hazlett’s full comment on banning the mining of uranium:   “According to world-nuclear.com, nuclear power provides […]

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, […]

SMG news 5
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 […]

SMG news 3
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 […]

SMG news 2
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 […]

SMG news 1
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 […]