The oldest and one of the most prestigious technical universities in Kazakhstan, known for the developments in the fields of mining and oil business. For more than 80 years, the university has been synonymous with technological progress and leadership in Kazakhstan. Although Satbayev University’s business card is dominated by technical specialties, it is an interdisciplinary university where architecture and management are taught, too.
The University was founded in 1934 as the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute; in 1960 it was reorganized into the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute; was awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor; in 1999, the university was named after the academician K.I. Satpayev.
The University became the base for providing engineering personnel to the industry of the republic and one of the main sources of professional specialists for scientific, state and public figures of Kazakhstan. Its history is connected with the names of such famous scientists and cultural figures such as Omirkhan Baikonurov, Kanysh Satbayev, Zhamal Kanlybayeva, Ilyas Yesenberlin, Kazbek Valiyev, Shakhmardan Yesenov, Akzhan al-Mashani, Bakhyt Sultanov, Askar Zhumagaliyev, Aikyn Tolepbergen, Beibut Atamkulov.
As part of the transformation of higher education in Kazakhstan, in 2014, the University named after K.I. Satbayev was awarded with the category “National Research University”, which made it possible to work with outstanding scientists of the world. The university cooperates with 174 leading universities from 25 countries of the world (including the USA, England, Germany, Italy, France, China, Korea, Poland).
Leading positions in the national and international rankings
411-420 в мире
50 EECA University Ranking
48 в Казахстане
24 в Казахстане
Satbayev University – research university
The implementation of the principle of “learning through research” is the main task of Satbayev University. The University conducts a wide scientific work, monitoring and analyzing of domestic and world trends in the development of science in the specialized fields of the university, and searches for resources of funding for basic and applied research in the specialized research and educational areas. Satbayev University conducts contract research with such well-known private and state enterprises as “Kaztsinc”, “Kazchrome”, “PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources”, “Tospa Su”, “Kazatomprom”, “Parasat”, and “Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant”.
Along with the contract research on the production problems and extensive work on the commercialization of the scientific discoveries, the university conducts search and selection of ideas, promotes the formation and implementation of innovative projects, the creation and development of start-up companies, the attraction of grants and investments. Organizes and provides legal protection of the results of intellectual activity.
The main goal of Satbayev University in modern world is to unite specialists and students from different countries of the world, to strive for the sustainable development with the help of innovations, to become a significant international research university recognized by the world scientific community.
The university curriculum introduces the teaching of modern specialties, in which currently there are no specialists in Kazakhstan. The cooperation with the industry is expanding; much attention is paid to the practical importance of the university projects. The research innovation activity is intensified, and the number of start-ups and research for production increases.
In 2015, the University-2025 road map was adopted for 2016-2025 years, according to which the university should enter the top 300 best universities of the world (Times Higher Education Ranking). The new course of the university development guarantees students the highest quality of education and ample opportunities in the field of employment and career, both in Kazakhstan and abroad.