Karaganda State Technical University



Karaganda State Technical University – public higher education institution in the city of Karaganda, one of the leading universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan preparing highly qualified technical professionals. The university offers a wide range of degrees in technical specialties and humanities as well. Founded in July 9, 1953.

The development of the productive forces of Kazakhstan in the post-war fifties, the increased demand for coal and other mineral resources in connection with the construction of giant black and nonferrous metallurgy, and the discovery of promising new deposits iron, copper and other ores, the acute problem of training engineers in the Central -Kazakhstan region. In 1953 the USSR Council of Ministers adopted a decree on further expanding and improving the training of engineers in the field of mining and opencast mining institutions in Karaganda Perm and Tula. Based on this ruling and orders of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR № 1223 dated July 9, 1953 and № 1274 of 18 July 1953 Karaganda Mining Institute was organized.

The establishment of Mining Institute was a major event not only for Karaganda, but for the whole of Central Kazakhstan. Local authorities have paid due attention to the university to the young: it was allocated to temporary accommodation, school, and students were accommodated in dormitories of universities and colleges of the city. The first director (Rector) of a Karaganda Mining Institute was appointed Ph.D. Yunus Kadyrbaevich Nurmukhamedov, who worked at the Moscow Mining Institute.