History of the University

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. JK Nurmukhamedov – one of the first mining engineers, Kazakhs, graduated in 1934, Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute. Deputy Director of the Institute was appointed Ph.D. GE Ivanchenko, previously head for many years Karaganda Mining College.

In Karaganda Mining Institute was initially opened two specialties: “Development of mineral deposits” and “Mining Electrical Engineering”. The first set of 200 students were enrolled in the autumn of 1953. Classes are held in the building of a school vocational training along the Boulevar Mira, 22, in a classroom of Karaganda Coal Research Institute (KNIUI), located in the B. Mikhailovka and one of the hostels on a 32 quarter.

Staffing Mining Institute of Scientific and teaching staff in the early years was with great difficulty. Faculty in the opening year of the institute employs 30 people, including 8 PhDs: JK Nurmukhamedov, NF Bobrov, BI Khalepsky, EA Guryanova, KV Struve, GE Ivanchenko, MP Tonkonogov, IA Trufanov. The first teachers were, MA Ermekov, SH.U. Kahn, PI Kiryukhin, LL Timokhina, BG Khristenko, SG Dyagtyarev, A. Ishmuhamedov, GI Moses, LG Caitlin, VN Brinza, NY Snitkovsky, FS Markov, AP Lee, SL Serov, NE Gurin, RA Tsarev, IP Rybakov, NE Sokolov, EP Keller, AE Yakovlev, AG Zdravomyslov, ie Humeniuk. Teachers IA Trufanov, BI Khalepsky, MP Tonkonogov were sent to the Karaganda order submitted by the USSR Ministry of Higher Education. Ph.D. NF Bobrov was recommended for the post of head of the department of Marxism-Leninism, the Party organs. After graduation young specialists arrived at the Mining Institute in the direction of AB Akimov, RA Tsarev, and SH.U. Kang, BG Khristenko, OP Lee, PI Kiryukhin – having experience in secondary schools and the workplace.

In the 1953-54 school year, were created to prepare basic departments of mining engineers: “The development of mineral deposits and geology, geodesy and mine survey” (Acting Head of the Department IA Trufanov), “Higher mathematics and theoretical mechanics (acting head. U. S. Department of Kahn), “Descriptive Geometry, graphics and technology of metals”, “Chemistry and Physics” (Acting Head of the Department EA Gur’yanova), “Foreign Languages” (Head . Chair LL Timokhina), “Sport”, “Marxism-Leninism” (Acting Head of the Department of NF Bobrov), “Military department” (Chief, Colonel VN Izhik).

Classes in the first year were held in maloprisposoblennyh for the educational process buildings. Intelligence, on its own, was reconstructed: introduced two lecture halls, physical and chemical laboratories, geology, geodesy, Marxism-Leninism, drawing room, sports room, reading room, a room for the library.

In parallel, create material and technical base. Combine Karagandaugol allocated for the educational process lathes, milling and other machines. Chairs, laboratories, by the end of the first academic year, more or less satisfactory were equipped with the necessary tools, instruments and equipment.

In 1955 there was a change of leadership. Order of the Ministry of Higher Education of the USSR № 351-K on March 3, 1955 the rector of the Karaganda Mining Institute appointed Ph.D. AS Saginaw, worked as director KNIUI.

The first priority at that time was the formation of the faculty of the Institute and strengthen its leadership. On the recommendation of the USSR Ministry of Higher Education for the post of rector was appointed doctor of technical sciences, Professor ML Rudakov, a prominent specialist in the field surveyors, who also headed the Department of Surveying. In the contest were: AG Poles from the post of head of Sverdlovsk. Chair of mine construction, KI Akulov from Lithuania – the position of the head. Department of Marxism-Leninism; elected candidates of science lecturers OV Good, IS Kolotova, NM Ananiev and AA Snitko of Dnepropetrovsk. The teaching staff is also supplemented by experienced technologists: AN Lebedev, VK Shchedrov that fruitful and long worked at the university.

As the formation and development of the institute became necessary to search for more radical measures to create high-quality faculty. Management Institute has selected the only correct way of training through the task graduate. Some years, the target central university graduate was sent to 30 people. Naturally, not everyone succeeds studies and returned to college, but in general, this course has had positive results, and by the end of the sixties, the problem of staffing the faculty candidates of science has largely been solved.

Considering the problem of the institute with qualified scientific and pedagogical staff, I would say kind words addressed to the Moscow Mining Institute, which, in fact, acted as chief-curator. Many graduates of the graduate school of the Moscow Mining Institute, have worked and continue today to work at the university, conveying a wealth of experience of young people.

The successful solution of problems of training of highly qualified personnel with the establishment in late 1966 the Joint Council for PhD theses in several specialties: “Underground development and exploitation of coal, ore and non-metallic deposits,” Mining machines “,” Metallurgical processes mountain metal “,” Automation production “,” Foundry “.

The second birth of the institute should be considered as adopted by the USSR Council of Ministers Decree № 127 on March 31, 1958 for conversion of the Mining Institute in Karaganda Karaganda Polytechnic Institute. Opening of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, was due to the rapid development of ferrous metallurgy, mining and engineering industries in Central Kazakhstan and the increased need for new engineering degrees. This was a landmark not only in the life of the city and the region, but the republic, because at that time it was the first Polytechnic Institute in Kazakhstan.

Guidelines Polytechnic Institute embarked on accelerating the development of modern training and material base. The construction of the teaching and laboratory building, the first steps in organizing the scientific research. It is symbolic that at the time Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, visited the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR Academy Kanysh Imantayevich Satpayev.

1958 was significant, because along with the transformation of mining Polytechnic Institute in the first graduation of 157 polytechnics – mining engineers and electrical engineers. To honor the graduates, most of them have proven to be highly qualified specialists. So, IF Gryaznov, V. Topilin, I.T. Volochay, for many years, leading the major mines of the Karaganda and the Donetsk coal basin, achieved the highest technical and economic indices of coal mining, KN Adilov, Ph.D., professor, was elected a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of RK, AN Danyarov, doctor of technical sciences, professor, worked for many years rector of the Institute and headed the department of industrial transport, AA Alimbayev, doctor of economic sciences, professor, director of the Institute of market relations; T. Ismagulov, Honorary Citizen of Satpayev worked as chief electrician NGO Zhezkazgantsvetmet “Kazakhmys Corporation, the President of JSC” Zhezenergo.

At the end of the fifties, on the recommendation of the USSR Ministry of Higher Education technical colleges were transferred to a combination of training with work in production. According to the novelty full-time students worked in manufacturing in accordance with the chosen profession and taught at the university. Such a combined system of education, apparently, had some pluses in terms of practical training, but in general it has created great difficulties in organizing the educational process. Therefore, from her soon abandoned and moved to the traditional system of education with practical training in the summer.

By the early sixties of the educational process and research work is performed at 20 faculties: Marxism-Leninism; physics of higher mathematics, chemistry, foreign languages, geology, geometry and graphics, theoretical mechanics and strength of materials, physical education; minerals development, mining machinery and mining transport of rock mechanics, construction of mining companies, surveying and mine surveying, construction technology production of heat engineering and metallurgical furnaces, general electrical, technology metals Mine ventilation and safety, economy, organization and planning of mining enterprises. Were developed 25 specialized training laboratories and 7 subject classrooms.

Important role in the development of Karaganda Mining, Polytechnic Institute, now a state technical university rector’s played, composed by year is presented below.


Nurmukhamedov Yunus Kadyrovich – Ph.D., Associate Professor (1953-1955 ).

Saginov Abylkas Saginovich – Ph.D., Professor (1955-1987 ).

Lazutkin Alexander G. – Ph.D., Professor (1988-1993).

Piven Gennady G. – Ph.D., Professor (from years 1994-2008.).

Gazaliev Arstan Maulenovich – Prof., State Prize Laureate RK, academician of Kazakhstan (2008-present).

Marat Ibatov Kenesovich – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor (from 2016 to the present).

Nurmukhamedov Yunus Kadyrovich (1953-1955) Saginov Abylkas Saginovich (1955-1987) Lazutkin Alexander G (1988-1993) Piven Gennady G. (1994-2008)
Gazaliev A.M.
(from 2008 to 2016)
Ibatov M.K.
(from 2016 to the present).

Vice-rectors for educational, methodical, scientific and educational work
Ivanchenko George Evtihievich – Deputy. Director for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., associate professor (1953-1955).

Mikhail Rudakov Lazarevic – Deputy. Director of Education and Science, Professor (1955-1957).

Khoroshev Oleg V. – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., associate professor (1958-1960).

Polyakov, Aleksandr G – Vice-Rector, Ph.D., associate professor (1959-1961).

Umbetalin Safa Umbetalievich – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., associate professor (1960-1963).

Kichigin Anatoly Filippovich – Vice-Rector, Ph.D., Professor (1961-1971).

Khristenko Bogdan G. – Vice Rector for an evening and distance learning (1961-1970).

Klimov, Boris G. – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Professor (1963-1968).

Byrka Vladimir Filipovich – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Professor (1968-1981).

Danyarov Asylkhan Nurmuhamedovich – Vice Rector for evening and distance learning, Ph.D., Professor (1970-1987).

Lazutkin Alexander G. – Vice-Rector, Professor (1971-1987)..

Grashchenkov Nikolai Fedorovich – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Professor (1981-1990).

Yantsen Ivan Andreevich – Vice-Rector, Ph.D., Professor (1987-2001).

Khodjayev Ravil Sharipovich – Vice Rector for evening and distance learning, Ph.D., Professor (1987-1990), Vice President for Academic Affairs, (1990-1992).

Malybaev Saken Kadyrkenovich – Provost for Distance Education (1990-1992), Vice President for Education and Methodology, Ph.D., Professor (1992-1994).

Fazylov Aytkozha Fazylovich – vice-rector of educational work, Ph.D., associate professor (1990-1995), Vice-rector for teaching the state language (1997-2000 ) Rector of educational work (2000-2002).

Muldagaliev Zora Abuovich – Provost for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., associate professor (1992-1994).

Nurguzhin Marat Rachmalievich Deputy – Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (1994-1996) Vice- Rector Professor (1996-2004).

Pak Yuri Nikolaevich – Vice-rector for educational and methodical work, Professor (1994-2009).

Zhetesova Gulnara Santaevna – Vice-rector for educational and methodical work (2009-2010)

Kropachev Petr Aleksandrovich –  Vice-rector for innovations and educational and methodical work (July 2010- December 2010)

Daniyarov Nurlan Asylhanovich – Vice-Rector on innovations and academic-and-methodological work (2010-2011)

Akimbekov Azimbek Kyzdarbekovich – Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations, Professor (2001-2008).

Nizametdinov Farit Kamalovich – Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations (2008-2009)

Hamimolda Baurzhan Zheksembekuly – Vice-Rector of educational work, Dr. (2002-2008).

Bakbardina Olga Vladimirovna – Vice-Rector of educational work (2008 -2010)

Baizhumin Daniyar Anuarbekovich – Vice-Rector of educational work (2010 -2011)

Ibatov Marat Kenesovich – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs (from 2007 -2008)

Egorov Voktor Vladimirovich – Vice Rector for Academic Affairs (2009-2016)

Ibatov Marat Kenesovich – first Vice Rector (2011-2012)

Isagulov Aristotel Zeynullinovich – first Vice- Rector, Professor, Academician of MAIN, a corresponding member. AN MSC. (2004  present)

Baizhabaginova Gulzhahan Abzhanovna – Vice-Rector of educational work (2011-2015)

Ivanchenko George Evtihievich 1953-1955) Rudakov, ML (1955-1957) Khoroshev OV (1958-1960) Polyakov AG (1959-1961) Umbetalin SU 1960-1963)
Kichigin AF (1961-1971) Khristenko, BG 1961-1970) Klimov, BG (1963-1968) Byrka VF (1968-1981) Danyarov AN 1970-1987)
Grashchenkov NF (1981-1990) Yantsen IA (1987-2001) Khodzhaev R.Sh. 1987-1992) Malybaev SK (1990-1994) Fazylov AF (1990-1995) (1997-2002)
(1997-2002 )
Muldagaliev ZA (1992-1994) Nurguzhin MR (1994-2004) Isagulov AZ (2004-present) Pak YN (1994-2009) Akimbekov AK (2001-2008)
Hamimolda B.Zh. (2002 2008) Ibatov MK (2007-2008) Zhetesova G.S.(2009 – 2010) Kropachev P.A. ( july 2010 – december 2010 ) Daniarov N.A.(december 2010-2011)
Nizametdinov F.K.(2008 – 2009) Bakbardina O.V.(2008 -2010) Egorov V.V.(2008-2016)  Baizhabaginova G.A. (2011-2015)

Vice-rector for administrative and economic work

Dyusembaev Mukash Abeldinovich – deputy. director of economic activities (1953-1955).

Stepanov Gabriel Spiridonovich – deputy. director of economic activities (1955-1956).

Lobster Qazi Omarovich – deputy. director of economic activities (1956-1958).

Vladimirov Aleksey Vasilyevich – Deputy. director of economic activities (1958-1959).

Mayer, Alexander F. – vice. director of economic activities (1959-1963).

Pyatetskii Yefim Naumovich – Vice-rector for administrative work (1963-1967).

Baynazarov Zagitov Zakirovich – vice-rector for administrative work (1967-1970).

Lytkin Vladimir Konstantinovich – vice-rector for administrative work (1970-1983).

Beisenov Amankul Akhmetovich – vice-rector for administrative work (1983-1987).

Fomin, Victor A. – Vice-rector for administrative work (1992-1996).

Sandybaev Serik Zaynetdinovich – Vice-rector for administrative work (1996-1998).

Nikonov, Yuri – Vice-rector for administrative work (1987-1992 1998-2006).

Petrenko Eugene A. – Vice-rector for administrative work (from 2006-2008).

Dosmagambetov B.Sh. – Vice-rector for economic activities and administrative work (2008-2009)

Aliev Serik  Akzanovich –  Vice-rector for economic activities and administrative work (March 2008-April 2008)

Paimhanov Erlan Madenievich – Vice-rector for economic activities and administrative work (2009-2010)

Toktabaeva Baltash Musaipovna – Vice-rector for economic activities and administrative work (2010-2011)

Zhanagulov Gaziz Kinayatovich – Vice-rector for administrative work (2012 present)

Dyusembaev M.А.(1953-1955) Vladimirov А.V.(1958-1959) Mayer А.F.(1959-1963) Pyatetskii Е.N.(1963-1967) Baynazarov Z.Z.(1967-1970)
Lytkin V.К.(1970-1983) Beisenov А.А.(1983-1987) Fomin V.А.(1992-1996) Sandybaev S.Z.(1996-1998) Nikonov Y.А.(1987-1992, 1998-2006)
Petrenko Е.А.(2006 -2008) Toktabaeva B.M (2010 -2011) Zhanagulov G.K. (2012-2016)