Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences


November 24, 2021
NU SMG PhD students participated in ISMSSE 2021

  Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences  3rd year PhD student Zarina Mukhamedyarova participated in the Fifth International Symposium on Mine Safety Science and Engineering (ISMSSE 2021), that is hosted by Central Mining Institute in Katowice, Poland on 21-25 November 2021. Zarina Mukhamedyarova is supervised by NU SMG Professor Fidelis Suorineni, and at ISMSSE […]

zoom screenshot
November 8, 2021
NU SMG alumni presented a conference paper at Iron Ore Conference 2021

  Mr. Sultan Abulkhair, Mining Engineering graduate of 2021, virtually attended the Iron Ore Conference 2021, which was held between 8 and 10 November 2021 in Perth, Australia. Iron Ore Conference is one of the most reputable AusIMM’s conferences that brings together the best industry professionals and decision-makers from all aspects of the iron ore […]

IMG 5739
October 4, 2021
Structural geology field trip

  Within their structural geology course, the third-year geology students were taken to the field trip to mountains near Almaty during the weekend (25-26 September). The purpose of this two days geology field trip, led by Professor Manhal Sirat, was to explain the structural development of the northern part of the Tian Shan Mountains, in […]

October 1, 2021
SMG graduate received a full scholarship at the University of Adelaide

  We are happy to announce that one of our recent NU SMG MSc Mining Engineering graduate received a full scholarship for PhD study in one of the top Mining Schools in the world. The graduate of the class of 2021, Sultan Abulkhair has received a full scholarship at the University of Adelaide, Australia. The […]

SMG News
September 28, 2021
MSc graduate’s scientific paper made it to the final stage of the 2021 SPE Russia and Caspian Student Paper Contest

  NU SMG MSc graduate’s scientific paper made it to the final stage of the 2021 SPE Russia and Caspian Student Paper Contest. A scientific paper entitled “Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods to Predict Asphaltene Removal Efficiency by using Nanoparticles” by Mr. Turar Yerkenov has been successfully accepted to the final stage in Masters (MSc) […]

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, nuclear power provides […]

Load More... Follow Us on Instagram