The idea to establish KBTU belongs to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had a number of meetings with official representatives of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This activity resulted in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two states in November 2000. British Prime Minister Tony Blair and RK President Nursultan Nazarbayev became Patrons of the University.

The University was established by Resolution No 1027 of the RK Government dated August 3, 2001, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the RK Ministry of Education and Science and the British Council. On behalf of Kazakhstan, the founder is the RK Government and the authorized agency is the RK Ministry of Education and Science.

The University’s development has been actively promoted by the President’s Administration, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Finance, the State agency for Strategic Planning, the Embassy of Kazakhstan to the UK, and the Educational Foundation of N. Nazarbayev. Four of these bodies are represented in the KBTU Board of Directors. On the British side, KBTU partners are the British Embassy to Kazakhstan, with the British Council as its main representative. Consultation services are provided by the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University – both situated in Aberdeen, the "oil capital" of the UK; Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh); and the University of Westminster (London). All these universities offer advanced training courses in Oil and Gas and in Business Administration. Moreover, they are world leaders in education for the oil-and-gas industry.

  • To develop and introduce innovative solutions, scientific developments into prioritized branches of economy;
  • To gain the status of a world-ranked, internationally accredited and recognized research university;
  • To have exemplary infrastructure that integrates science, education, and industry;
  • To carry out personnel policy and professional development of academic teaching staff (ATS);
  • To strategically plan and improve the administration system and policy of quality based on the modern principles of management;
  • To secure sustainable interconnection between university academic, educational, creative, research and production divisions.

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Mission and strategy

KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of science for the benefit of the region and the country as a whole.

The strategic vision of the University is to promote the ideals of academic excellence, scientific progress, and national well-being, to maintain the status of an undisputed leader in the field of technical and business education.

The major goals and ambitions of the university are the creation of a scientific and educational center with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical potential and a developed modern material and technical base, the development of a dual vocational training, training of highly qualified specialists who have professional and personal competencies with emphasis on financial, power-generating sector, spheres of high and information technologies and the maritime industry.


In order to achieve the above goals the following strategic objectives that reflect the mission and vision of KBTU have been set:

  • To provide high-quality educational services in accordance with national and international educational standards;
  • To implement advanced international educational technologies, to attract academics and experts with vast professional experience and foreign practice;
  • To develop and introduce innovative solutions, scientific developments into prioritized branches of economy;
  • To gain the status of a world-ranked, internationally accredited and recognized research university;
  • To have exemplary infrastructure that integrates science, education, and industry;
  • To carry out personnel policy and professional development of academic teaching staff (ATS);
  • To strategically plan and improve the administration system and policy of quality based on the modern principles of management;
  • To secure sustainable interconnection between university academic, educational, creative, research and production divisions.
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MSc

Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU)

The master programme "Oil and Gas Business" carries out the preparation of highly qualified and in-demand specialists for the oil and gas industry. Postgraduate students ... [+]

The Faculty of Energy and Oil and Gas industry is a foreground faculty of KBTU because of its affiliated status with KazMunaiGas, and also its close relation with other companies of the oil and gas sector, which are partners of KBTU. They provide the university with technological, scientific, financial and other resources that promote the high quality of educational programmes at KBTU, in the oil and gas business.

The master programme "Oil and Gas Business" carries out the preparation of highly qualified and in-demand specialists for the oil and gas industry. Postgraduate students of the Oil and gas engineering department will gain a wide range of knowledge while passing through the course. Graduates can work in various areas of the petroleum industry such as exploration, drilling, production and transportation of hydrocarbon raw materials, development of oil and gas fields, wells logging, and also environmental protection of the enterprises of oil and gas sector.... [-]

Kazakhstan Almaty
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU)

The MS in Supply Chain & Project Management programme provides a state-of-the-art education that enhances students' knowledge and experience and prepares them for suc ... [+]

The MS in Supply Chain & Project Management programme provides a state-of-the-art education that enhances students' knowledge and experience and prepares them for successful careers in various areas. The programme is designed for graduates entering the industry and professionals currently working but desiring to enhance their skills and qualifications.

The programme offers two specializations: Project Management and Supply Chain Management. The programme partners with globally recognized international institutes and draws international faculty with high academic qualifications and global professional experience. Along with the On-Campus programme, we offer Distance Learning opportunity which is uniquely suitable for students who live or work out of Almaty. It is the only programme in the CIS region seeking the Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation.... [-]

Kazakhstan Almaty
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Master

Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU)

The Master in Applied Software Engineering (Information Systems) mission is increasing the competitiveness of Kazakh professionals for large manufacturing companies and i ... [+]

State grants on Educational Research and also KBTU grants are awarded to the Master`s students of Specialized Education.

Master's programme is a combination of semester courses, alternating with 2-3 weeks long modules. Besides theoretical knowledge, students obtain practical skills working on real-life projects.

Missions and aims

Increasing the competitiveness of Kazakh professionals for large manufacturing companies.

Introducing a new type of Master's programme, that focuses on experience-based learning on real projects of different companies.

Advantages of the programme A unique programme, that combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills; Supervising by major vendor-companies; Real projects' development of big companies, such as "Kazatomprom", "KazTransGaz", "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy", "Halyk Bank" etc.; Preparation of professionals with specialisation in Web development; Training in the latest technological innovations, including cloud technology, mobile applications and recent advances in web programming; Highly qualified teaching staff, developers of software programmes from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Redhat; Industrial certificates from world-leading software development companies; A job with a high salary after graduation. Programme Structure ... [-]
Kazakhstan Almaty
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU)

The Intelligent Systems programme is oriented towards the preparation of specialists in Data Science/Machine Learning. A unique programme that provides advanced study alo ... [+]

Programme perspectives A unique programme that provides advanced study along with practical experience; A great opportunity to realize your potential and develop professional skills by working on real projects of vendors such as EMC, Alem Research, etc.; The programme is oriented towards the preparation of specialists in Data Science/Machine Learning; Learning advanced innovative technologies including the collection of a large amount of data, solving business cases using data processing and management techniques, using programming languages such as R, Python, and MATLAB, and gaining experience in working with machine learning and pattern recognition tools and techniques; Learning tools and techniques necessary for the development of real-time and embedded systems; Courses are taught by the highly-qualified specialists, developers of software products from the large and well-known companies such as (needs to be filled out) Professional certification from the University of Southampton; Well-paid job after graduation; The tuition fee for the entire period of study is 8 400 000 tenge; *there is an opportunity to win the internal grants of the KBTU. The programme is based on a unique technology, where gained theoretical skills can be applied to real practical problems. An invaluable knowledge that is useful today. Programme requirements Undergraduate degree in Information Systems, Automation, and Control, Computer Systems and Software, or other related fields; Strong knowledge of high level and low-level programming, algorithms and data structures, object-oriented programming, embedded design, and digital logic background, solid probability and linear algebra background; Good level of English language proficiency. ... [-]
Kazakhstan Almaty
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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