The Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) celebrated its 13th anniversary in 2014. KBTU’s research in the main sectors of the Kazakhstani economy – oil and gas, information technologies, banking and finance, and telecommunications – makes it an integral part of the engine that drives Kazakhstan. KBTU was ranked as the top technical university in Kazakhstan for five consecutive years by the Independent Kazakh Quality Assurance Agency for Education (IQQA). KBTU is the first and only Kazakhstani university with internationally accredited IT programmes by the US Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It is also the first and only Kazakhstani university to receive an international accreditation for its oil and gas programmes from the UK Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).