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History of University

Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications on January 10, 1997, on the basis of the Almaty Energy Institute (AEI), which existed from 1975 to 1997, was created. AUPET is the first non-state technical university with the status of a non-profit organization. Training is conducted in the Kazakh and Russian languages. In 2013, education in English in two specialties: “Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications” and “Electric Power Engineering” was started so far. In 1989, the Almaty Energy Institute was the first in Kazakhstan and one of the few in the Soviet Union which was certified by a commission of the State Inspectorate of the USSR State Administration. The high level of training at AEI was officially recognized at the Union level.

This is the undoubted success of a group of students, teachers and university management. In May 1996, by a resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a large-scale reorganization of the network of higher educational institutions was carried out. In the regions of the republic, regional universities were created by combining former independent higher education institutions. The Almaty Energy Institute to the Kazakh National Technical University as a structural unit – “Educational and Scientific Complex of Energy and Telecommunications” (ESCET) was attached. In May 1997, ESCET  was transformed into the Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications with the with the status of a non-profit joint-stock company. Gumarbek Zhusupbekovich Daukeev was elected as a rector of the new institute.

Since July 2010, the Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications received the status of a university with the right to prepare postgraduates and doctoral students of PhD and a new name – the non-profit joint-stock company Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AUPET).

AUPET is one of the few universities in Kazakhstan that trains highly qualified specialists in energy, telecommunications and IT-technologies in the entire region of Central Asia. The university trains specialists in the specialties of college, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies PhD.

The first time in Kazakhstan, the training of power engineers was started on the basis of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute.


The Power Engineering Department of KazPTI is allocated to an independent university – Almaty Power Engineering Institute (APEI).


Daukeev Gumarbek Zhusupbekovich (1996-2014) – the first rector of non-profit JSC “AUPET”
The first rector of the “AUPET” (1997-1994) Daukeev Gumarbek Zhusupbekovich – candidate of technical sciences, academic professor. In 1971, he graduated the Power Engineering Department of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (now KazNTU named after K.I. Satpayev), specializing in heat power energy systems.


An agreement was signed on opening Regional Academy of CISCO in AUPET


Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications has received the status of a university.


The first school of 3D printing and robotics in Kazakhstan was opened


Established AUES College


Institutes unite in their composition 19 departments, 13 of which are producing departments. Two more faculties exist: the faculty of additional education and the faculty of correspondence education and retraining of specialists.

Graduates of AUPET actively participate in the Bolashak program, study and receive master’s degrees, PhDs in universities in the CIS countries, and in leading foreign universities.

Graduates of AUPET are successfully employed in their specialty not only in Kazakhstan, but also in countries of the near and far abroad such as: Russia, Germany and other countries of the European Union, the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, etc.