Museum of ZhezkazganBaikonurov University

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Main stages of university development:

1961 - the creation of the extramural general technical faculty at the Zhezkazgan mining and metallurgical plant on the basis of evening preparatory courses of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute;

1973 - the opening of full-time mode of study;

1975 - the opening of a pedagogical institute in Zhezkazgan;

1977 - transformation of the general technical faculty into a branch of KarPTI;

1992 - foundation of the Zhezkazgan Baikonurov Mining and Technology Institute

On May 7, 1996, on the basis of the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 573 Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University was created, by merging Zhezkazgan mining and technological and pedagogical institutes.

In 2001, in honour of the 40th anniversary of higher education in the Zhezkazgan-Ulytau region, as well as the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University, a museum of the university was opened.

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A stand dedicated to the 50th anniversary of higher technical education in Zhezkazgan-Ulytau region

In 2011, Zhezkazgan BaikonurovUniversity and the public of the city and region celebrated the anniversary date - the 50th anniversary of higher technical education in Zhezkazgan-Ulytau region.

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the academician of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Honored employee of Higher Education, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor O.A. Baikonurov, events were held, in which guests from near and far abroad participated.

With an annual visit, the event was attended by the daughter of academician Baikonurov, Aliya Omirhanovna Baikonurova - Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor of Satbayev University, as well as prominent scientists of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Kuldeev Yerzhan Itemenovich - vice-rector for scientific and innovative activities, Rakishev Bayan - doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, head of the open mining department of KazNTU, Bitimbaev Marat Zhakupovich - doctor of technical sciences, professor, Rysbekov Kanai Bakhytovich - Director of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of KazNTU, Bukeikhanov Diaz Gabdulhakimovich - Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, Tsekhovoy Alexey Filippovich - Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, Krupnik Leonid Andreyevich - Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of KazNTU, Kabetenov Tulegen - Doctor of Technical Sciences Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Underground Mineral Resources of KazNTU, Nurlybaev Murat Ataybekovich - Academician of the International Academy of Informatization, Professor of KazNTU, Shangitbaeva Gaukhar Kuandykovna - editor-in-chief of the publishing house "SaGa" LLP "ZHAN", Akpanbaev Rinat Serekovich - Master of Metallurgy, PhD doctoral student and foreign scientists such as Brajendra Mishra - Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgy, Professor at the Department of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials of the Colorado Mining School (USA), Marchek Antonin - Director of the Czech Trade Support Agency, Sergey Yuryevich Chachin - representative of the AVIS company (Prague), etc.

The XII International Baikonur Readings were organized by Zhezkazgan University, proudly bearing the name of academician Baikonurov O.A., in the format of anniversary celebrations.

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Photographof the life of Baikonurov O.A.

Academician O.A. Baikonurov, being the leader of the technical intelligentsia of Kazakhstan, made an invaluable contribution to the formation, development and professional growth of the technical elite of Kazakhstan. He was the initiator of the organization of branches and faculties of the institute directly on the basis of large enterprises in Kazakhstan. At his request, the Mining Institute (1953)  in Karaganda, the Ust-Kamenogorsk Road Construction Institute (1958), the Rudny evening faculty (1959), the evening engineering faculty in Alma-Ata at the Kirov factory (1962), and many other university structures were opened. Then,many of the institutes mentionedabove gotthe university status.

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Stand dedicated to the life path of O.A. Baikonurov

In order to immortalise the memory of academician O.A. Baikonurov, his name was given to the Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University (ZhezU), the Mining Institute of the Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU); streets in Almaty, Zhezkazgan and Satpayev cities are named in honour of him, commemorative plaques in his honour were installed on the building of the mine administration (Zhezkazgan mine), on apartment buildings in Almaty and at the Field Development Technology” department; KazNTU and ZhezU have audiences named in honour of  academician Baikonurov O.A.;a monument and a tombstone in his honour are installed in front of the academic building of Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University, the book “Academician Baikonurov O.A.” was published, the second anniversary edition of the monograph “Classification and selection of underground mining methods”, widely demanded by the mining community, was released.

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The work table of academician O.A. Baikonurov

Academician O.A. Baikonurov is the creator of a Kazakhstan scientific school to develop new and improve existing underground and open-pit mining of non-ferrous metals, chemical raw materials and non-metallic materials, which is known not only in Kazakhstan, but also abroad.

Huge life and professional experience, encyclopedic knowledge Omirkhan Aymagambetovich always sought to pass on to people. He has prepared more than 60 candidates and 10 doctors of technical sciences, published more than 300 scientific works and 30 inventions. He is the author of numerous monographs. The main works of O.A. Baikonurov are devoted to issues of flow underground development of deposits, seismic safety of workings, research of physical and mechanical properties of rocks, general classification of field development. He is the author of more than 300 scientific works, including 15 monographs, among which:

• Improving the bottoms of blocks in mines, M., 1977.
• Methods for monitoring the physical and technical parameters of underground ore mining, Almaty, 1979.
• Complex mechanization of underground ore mining, M., 1981.
• Classification and selection of underground mining methods, Alma-Ata, 1969.
• Fundamentals of mining geophysics, Alma-Ata, 1970.
• Underground development of deposits with stowing, Alma-Ata, 1972.

• Plastic conveyors for rock and ore, Alma-Ata, 1970

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Stand dedicated to the history of the foundation of Zhezkazgan Mining and Technological Institute

In 1973, also on the basis of an order of the Minister of Higher and Secondary Vocational Education of the Kazakh SSR, a full-time department was opened at the faculty. New specialities were opened, the number of students was increased.

In 1977, the Zhezkazgan General Technical Faculty was transformed into a branch of the Karaganda Order of the Red Banner of Labor at the Polytechnic Institute. The local authorities paid great attention to the university, provided assistance and comprehensive support in strengthening the material and technical base, and in strengthening personnel potential. New departments were created, scientists, teachers, and candidates of sciences were invited to work.

In 1992, a branch of KarPI, by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 42 of 01.21.92, was transformed into Zhezkazgan Mining and Technology Institute.

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First Rector of Zhezkazgan Mining and Technology Institute

In 1961, on the basis of the general technical faculty of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, the first head of the "Automobile Transport"department was the candidate of technical sciences, corresponding member of the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, professor Zhakenov G.K. Later, in 1992, when the Zhezkazgan branch of KarPTI was renamed into Zhezkazgan Mining and Technology Institute, he became the first rector of the institute.

In 1996, after the unification of pedagogical and mining technological institutes and the formation of the new Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University, he was appointed to the position of first vice-rector. In those years, under his supervision, 7 candidate theses were defended and a large number of works were published.

Zhakenov Gabidolla Kabyshevich was awarded the titles “Honourary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “Honourary Citizen of the City of Zhezkazgan”, “Honoured Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

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Stand dedicated to the history of foundation of Zhezkazgan pedagogical institute

In 1975, the Zhezkazgan Pedagogical Institute was established. Initially, training was carried out at two faculties: philological and physical-mathematical, then the natural-geographical faculty was opened in 1976, and the graphic-art faculty in 1978. For more than 35 years of its existence, more than 10 thousand teachers have been prepared for the needs of cities, industrial towns, districts and rural schools.

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First Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences of Zhezkazgan Pedagogical Institute

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Gallery of Portraits of Directors of the General Technical Faculty

It is difficult to imagine a higher technical school without its leaders, who were responsible for the establishment and development of departments, faculties and the university as a whole. At different times, the originators of higher technical education at Zhezkazgan University were: Smagulov Z.M., Shmanov M.N., Toktamysov M.T., Zhaysanbaev N.A., Zhakenov G.K.

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Stand dedicated to Academician A.S. Saginov

In 1961, on the basis of the order of the Minister of Higher and Secondary Vocational Education of the Kazakh SSR, on the basis of evening preparatory courses of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, an evening general technical faculty was opened, in which training was conducted in the specialities "Power Supply for Industrial Enterprises" and "Industrial and Civil Engineering." An outstanding scientist, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Hero of Socialist Labour, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Rector of the KarPI Saginov A.S. stood at the origins of the faculty.

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Modern social life of Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University

Today, Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University is a higher educational institution of a new type, corresponding to the modern era.

The museum is located in the academic building №2

Zhezkazgan, Baikonurov street 123, 1st floor