Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences


May 17, 2019
Total Energy Summer School Closing Ceremony

The second edition of “Total Energy Summer School”, organized by Total and supported by Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences started on May 13th and will have its Closing Ceremony today, May 17th 2019 at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.  “Total Energy Summer School” was initially intended for both Undergraduate and Masters students who […]

May 6, 2019
SMG students won in MineTech University competition twice in a row!

The 10th MINEX Kazakhstan Mining and Exploration Forum was held in Nur-Sultan city. The theme of this year’s forum was ‘Opening up new frontiers’ which reflects the exciting potentials emerging in mining. The theme of the forum also offered a great opportunity to address key trends in the development of mining and exploration projects in […]

April 2, 2019
Research paper by Mining Engineering student published in “Natural Resources Research” journal

  The School of Mining and Geosciences student, Nurassyl Battalgazy under the supervision of Dr. Nasser Madani, faculty member of this school, published a paper in a peer-reviewed scientific journal “Natural Resources Research”. The title of this research is “Categorization of Mineral Resources based on Different Geostatistical Simulation Algorithms: a Case Study from an Iron […]

March 13, 2019
How to earn money as a student?

  Students of Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences (the School) can earn up to 400K tenge during their studies. Graduate students of the School are developing a 3D model for the Shubarkol coal mine. The model shows the boundaries of the coal seam, by which you can display all the necessary information about […]

March 5, 2019
3rd International Oil and Gas Majoring Students Forum “New Generation: Across the Universe” in Moscow, Russia

  First year Petroleum Engineering students, Nurzhan and Meruyert participated in the 3rd International Oil and Gas Majoring Students Forum “New Generation: Across the Universe”, which was held in Moscow, Russia.  The platform was provided by Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University). The forum was organized to foster international cooperation within […]

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 […]