The Institute prepares specialists in the field of chemical engineering and processes, engineering biotechnology, environmental specialists in the field of environmental protection for chemical, petrochemical, biotechnological, energy, mining and metallurgical, oil production and oil refining and petrochemical industries.
Chemical and biochemical engineering is a high-tech industry based on a fine knowledge of chemical and biological processes that are used to create new technologies and materials, increase and enhance production efficiency, and play a decisive role in the processing of industrial waste. Institute students study the processes that are required to transform raw materials and auxiliary materials into useful commodity products.
The Institute develops new approaches in chemical and biochemical engineering and prepares a new generation of engineers and technicians, future leaders of both large industrial chemical and biochemical production and business.
The history of the Institute dates back to the departments "General Chemistry" and "Physical and Analytical Chemistry", created at the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute. At the origins of the organization of the departments were outstanding teachers-scientists who created and developed the chemical and petrochemical industries, the phosphorus industry, the production of mineral fertilizers and non-ferrous metallurgy of Kazakhstan.
Today, Institute is a leader in the field of training specialists in chemical and biochemical engineering, engineers - biotechnologists and bio-ecologists for a variety of industries.
Since 2018, IC&BT has been working on a new educational program "Chemical and Biochemical Engineering", approved by the Ministry of Education and Science in April 2018. The peculiarity of the new educational program is that absolutely all students who have entered the Institute for training in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Ecology must take a unified basic fundamental engineering training in chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics for the first four semesters (the first two years of training) and from the fifth semester (the third year of training) begin to take the specialized disciplines in the direction of their future profession/specialty. Teaching of disciplines at all three levels of education, the performance of diploma works at the bachelor's degree and dissertation works in a Master's degree and doctoral studies are conducted in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English.
The laboratories of the institute are equipped with modern equipment from the firm "Phywe Systeme" (Germany) for conducting laboratory workshops in general, inorganic, physical, colloidal, analytical, organic chemistry and petrochemistry. Students have access to the system of virtual laboratory work, participate in scientific projects and research, scientific conferences and olympiads.
The Institute has extensive ties with universities of the European Union, the USA and Asia. It cooperates with the University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania State University, USA), University Sains Malaysia (Malaysia), Moscow Technological University (Russia), Belarusian State Technological University (Belarus), Bialystok Technical University ( Poland), Russian University of Chemical Technology named after D.I. Mendeleev, Yeditepe University (Istanbul, Turkey), Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Nancy University (France), Chemical-Technological and Metallurgical University (Bulgaria), Kazan National Research Technological University.
The Institute invites leading teachers - scientists from different countries of the world, both to teach and to supervise doctoral dissertations of our doctoral students.
Students and teachers of the institute participate in the President's educational program "Bolashak", in the international programs Tempus, Erasmus, Newton-al-Farabi; take language internships in English-speaking countries, professional internships in foreign universities and at the enterprises of partners on the ground of the scientific and educational approach "education - science - production".
The Institute maintains partnerships with such leading representatives of the oil and gas chemical industries of Kazakhstan as Atyrau Oil Refinery, Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant, Kazakh Gas Processing Plant, as well as with such companies as Intergas-Central Asia, Tengizchevroil and Fluor Corporation, with the Independent Center for Expertise of Oil Products "Organic", JSC "Orenburg Minerals" (Yasny, Orenburg Region).