Mining and Metallurgical Institute named after O.A. Baikonurov

The Institute trains specialists with knowledge of modern methods and techniques in the field of mining and metallurgical engineering, mineral extraction, geodesy, surveying, materials science and technology of new materials, chemical processes and industrial ecology. Training is conducted on the basis of foreign approach, the best world practices and recent scientific achievements.

The Institute was founded in 1934 as the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute and the further history of the Institute is inextricably linked with the history of the development of KazGMI-KazPTI-KazNTU. In 2001, the Mining and Metallurgical faculties were merged into the Mining and Metallurgical Institute, and in 2003, the Mining Institute and the Institute of Metallurgy and Printing were formed. In 2011, the O. A. Baikonurov Mining and Metallurgical Institute(GMI) was established on the basis of the above-mentioned divisions. Currently, the Institute is headed by an academician of the National Academy of Mining Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Professor Rysbekov Kanay Bakhytovich.

During the XX and twenty years of the XXI centuries, the mining and metallurgical faculties of the higher educational institution provided the mining and metallurgical industry of Kazakhstan with the best personnel. Among the graduates of the Institute – Laureates of the State Awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Halyk Kaharmans, Kazakstannyn Enbek yeri, ministers, deputies of the Senate of the Parliament and the Majilis of the Parliament, akims, presidents of mining companies.

The Mining and Metallurgical Institute (MMI), an integral part of the Kazakh National Research Technical University named after K.I. Satpayev, is responsible for the implementation of higher and postgraduate educational programs. It plays a crucial role in training scientific and pedagogical personnel, conducting research, engaging in international collaborations, and carrying out educational and methodological activities. Holders of the title "Best university teacher-2022", holders of the title "Best University teacher-2023".

The Institute of Metallurgy and Industrial Engineering, established in 2019, was reorganized again in the summer of 2021 into the Mining and Metallurgical Institute, which included the following departments: "Metallurgy and Mineral Processing", "Metallurgical Processes, Heat Engineering and Technology of Special Materials", "Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Engineering Physics" created on the basis of the Department of Engineering Physics", as well as the departments of "Mining" and "Surveying and Geodesy" were transferred from the Institute of Geology, Petroleum and Mining. The Department of Chemical Processes and Industrial Ecology became a part of the МMI on September 1, 2022.

Practical training programs have been designed for every educational program, and contracts have been previously established with enterprises, organizations, and institutions to facilitate the organization of these practical experiences. As part of our collaboration with the industry, we have signed agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a branch of the Surveying and Geodesy department at «Leica Geosystems Kazakhstan LLP» and «Kazferrosteel LLP».

The Institute organizes its scientific work in accordance with the regulations governing research, development, and technological activities. These regulations aim to support the creation and implementation of scientific, technical, and innovative projects and programs.

In 2022, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan honored Dosmukhamedov Nurlan, a Professor in the Department of «Metallurgy and Mineral Processing», with the esteemed "Best Researcher" award. Similarly, in 2023, Moldabaev Serik, the head of the Department of «Mining», received the same recognition.

Rysbekov Kanay, the Director of the Institute, achieved noteworthy success by winning the coveted "Teacher of the Year" award in the National Industry Competition known as the "Golden Hephaestus."

In 2022, Tazhiyev Yeleussiz Bolatovich, a senior lecturer in the Department of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing, received a state scientific scholarship in recognition of his talent and achievements as a young scientist. Likewise, in 2023, Professor Baigenzhenov Omirserik from the Department of «Metallurgical Processes, Heat Engineering, and Technology of Special Materials» received the same recognition.

Holders of the «Bolashak» Scientific Internship grant:

A total of  73 research projects were completed under the grant funding for the following periods: 2020-2022, 2021-2023, 2022-2024, and 2023-2025.

According to the competition held by the GF for the commercialization of scientific and/or scientific and technical activities results (RNNTD) for the period 2022-2024, two applications, submitted by Moldabaev S.K. and Bektai E., were awarded.

In the competition for grant fi nancing of the most promising projects for the commercialization of scientific and/or scientific and technical activities (RNSTD) for the period 2023-2025, two applications submitted by Bektai E.K. and Tatykhanova G.S. were successful and awarded.

Under the targeted financing program BR21881939 «Development of resource-saving energy generating technologies for the mining and metallurgical complex and the creation of an innovative engineering center» for the period of 2023-2025, a total of 8 laboratories will be established. These laboratories will undergo subsequent accreditation to ensure their quality and compliance with industry standards.

The Institute is actively pursuing collaborations with partner universities and other organizations in foreign countries. Efforts are ongoing to invite experienced foreign teachers to enhance the educational process and foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

In 2021, the Mining and Metallurgical Institute successfully concluded several international memoranda and cooperation agreements:

  1. In 2021, the Mining and Metallurgical Institute signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Firat located in Elazig, Republic of Turkey;
  2. А memorandum of understanding was signed between the Mining and Metallurgical Institute and Murdoch University in Murdoch, Australia;
  3. The memorandum of understanding with the St. Ivan Rilski University of Mining and Geology in Sofia, Bulgaria, has been signed.

In the academic year 2022-2023, the Mining and Metallurgical Institute successfully concluded several international memoranda and cooperation agreements:

  1. A partnership has been established with the Freiberg Mining Academy (Germany) through the signing of a cooperation agreement;
  2. A Memorandum has been signed with Kremenchuk National University named after Mihail Ostrohradsky;
  3. A cooperation agreement has been concluded with the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University;
  4. A memorandum has been signed with Ferghana Polytechnic Institute;
  5. A memorandum has been signed with the Nukus Mining Institute;
  6. On 04/26/2022, a framework agreement on cooperation was signed with the Almalyk branch of the Tashkent State Technical University named after I. Karimov.


Dual-degree programs

The agreements have been signed as part of the dual-degree educational program for master's degree with the following foreign universities:

Tomsk Polytechnic University

7M07103 – Materials science and technology of new materials;

2. 7M07110 – Chemical processes and production of chemical materials

3. 7M07204 – Metallurgy and mineral processing

4. 7M07226 – Mineral processing

Research Technological University Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

5. 7M07229 - Extractive metallurgy



Kanay Rysbekov
Director of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute
ММВ 232
+7(727) 2926437, extension 7455


Kenesbay Aitenov
Deputy director
ММВ 232
+7(727) 3204043, extension 7043


Saule Soltabayeva
Deputy director
ММВ 232
+7(727) 3204043, extension 7043


Tilepbay Kuandykov
Deputy director
ММВ 231
+7(727) 3204045, extension 7045

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