Kazakh-British Technical University has become the first university in Kazakhstan to issue non-fungible NFT tokens for diplomas. In 2023, a total of 744 students graduated from the university, including 572 undergraduates and 172 postgraduates.

This marks the first instance in Kazakhstan where blockchain technology has been introduced into the student achievement certification process. The system was developed by the students of KBTU themselves. A digital diploma in NFT format cannot be counterfeited, ensuring the authenticity of the diploma. The use of NFTs allows for easy traceability.




Rector of the University, Maratbek Gabdullin, stated, 'Today, our country's industry is benefiting from the competitive international specialists produced by KBTU. Many of our graduates have already received job offers from leading oil and gas, consulting, and IT companies in Kazakhstan and worldwide. Talented students thrive at our institution, achieving exceptional results through hard work every day.'







The award ceremony was attended by prominent leaders from major domestic companies, industry representatives, and university partners.


Kenzhebek Ibrashev, General Director of the Association of Oil and Gas and Energy Complex 'KAZENERGY,' shared, 'Initially, our first-year intake was limited to a maximum of 450 students, with 60% of the student body hailing from Almaty. However, the situation has significantly changed. KBTU now represents all regions of Kazakhstan. Annually, KBTU enhances the standing of technical professions, knowledge, and leads in the rankings, graduating competent specialists who are in high demand among major employers.'







Konilkosh Suyessinov, Deputy General Director of Tengizchevroil, extended his congratulations to all the graduates, emphasizing, 'Social progress and prosperity in Kazakhstan will, in part, depend on your achievements. The challenges and opportunities of the future will be shaped by the energy transition and technological progress. This will require your knowledge, skills, experience, and innovative thinking.'







KBTU graduate, Adil Bektursunov, expressed, 'KBTU has opened numerous opportunities for us. I chose this university because it has significant professors in my field, and it provides opportunities for participating in international Olympiads, competitions, and representing Kazakhstan. KBTU unites people. I have met talented individuals here, who have become both friends and colleagues. I am truly happy about that.'







Currently, the university offers training in various fields, including energy, oil and gas industry, geology, information technology and engineering, business, international economics, maritime academy, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, natural and social sciences, materials science, and green technologies. Additionally, the university has established joint laboratories with university partners such as KazMunayGas, Tengizchevroil, NCOC, KPO, Eni, Halyk Bank, Honeywell, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, AVC Group, RMK Systems, and others.


KBTU is the only university in the post-Soviet space with international accreditation by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) for all IT educational programs. Moreover, it is the sole university in Central Asia that graduates seafarers in accordance with all international conventions for the training and certification of seafarers and watchkeeping.