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.
Education of power engineers began on the basis of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute for the first time in Kazakhstan
The Faculty of Energy of KazPTI was founded
The Faculty of Energy of KazPTI is allocated to an independent university - Almaty Energy Institute (AEI)
The Institute switched to full cost accounting and self-financing
First rector of AUPET - Daukeyev Gumarbek Zussupbekovich - Candidate of Technical Sciences, Academic Professor
An agreement with the Moscow Energy Institute was signed on maintaining a unified educational process
For the first time in Kazakhstan, a dissertation council of the specialty "Electrotechnival complexes and systems" was opened
AUES signed an agreement with the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics on joint activities to train specialists for the communications industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Opening of a CISCO regional academy agreement was signed with AUPET
An agreement between AUES and the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Tajikistan on cooperation and training of specialists for the communications industry was signed
University Library joined to Libraries Information Consortium of Kazakhstan
The dissertation councils on the "Ecology" and "Labor Protection" specialities were opened
An agreement between AUES and Tashkent State Technical University named after Abu Rayhan Beruni on assisting scientists in conducting joint research was signed
The dissertation council on the specialty "Fire and industrial safety" was opened
Opening of Microsoft IT Academy
AUES became a member of the TEMPUS project "Master's programs for engineers and economists in the field of energy and sustainable development"
An agreement with the Moscow Energy Institute was signed on the joint organization of a distance learning program and a second economic education for students of the AIPET
Alumni Association established, led by Board of Trustees
Almaty Institute of Energy and Communications received University status
First 3D printing and robotics school opened in Kazakhstan
AUPET College is established
University was renamed in Non-profit Joint Stock Company "Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications named Gumarbek Daukeyev"
Huawei ICT Academy was opened