Kanysh Satbayev

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Kanysh Satpayev (Kanysh Satbaev)
Каныш Сатпаев
Born (1899-04-12)12 April 1899
Semipalatinsk Oblast, Russian Empire
Died 31 January 1964(1964-01-31) (aged 64)
Moscow, USSR
Citizenship USSR
Nationality Kazakhs
Fields Geology
Alma mater Tomsk Polytechnic University
Known for First First president of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences

Kanysh Imantayuli Satbayev or Kanysh Imantaevich Satpaev (Kazakh: Қаныш Имантайұлы Сәтбаев; Russian: Каны́ш Иманта́евич Сатпа́ев) (April 11, 1899 – January 31, 1964) is one of the founders of Soviet metallogeny, principal advocate and the first president of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.


Satbayev was born in what is today Bayanaul District, in Pavlodar Region. Satbayev's interest in geology was sparked in childhood by Tomsk geologist Mikhail Usov. In 1921, he got admitted to Tomsk Technological Institute (now Tomsk Polytechnic University). After completing his studies in 1926, Satbayev returned to Kazakhstan and became the first qualified Kazakh mining engineer and geologist.[1]

He died in Moscow in 1964, and is buried in Almaty.


Kanysh Satbayev left after himself more than 640 scientific publications. He created Institute of Geology which became the center of studies of Kazakhstan mineral resources.

Monument in Kanysh Satpayev's honor in front of Kazakh National Technical University which was named after him
Kazakh coin

Named after K. Satpayev:


Publications in English
  • Satpaev K.I. Program of Kazakh scientists // Moscow News. 1948. 28 Dec.
  • Satpaev K.I. Gigantic strides: (Our party looks into the future) // Moscow News. 1956. 22 Feb.
  • Satpaev K.I. Kazakhstan: Tremendous advances // News. 1956. № 24. P. 21.
  • Satpaev K.I. Kazakh scientists contribution // Moscow News. 1959. 4 Mar. P. 6.

About him

  • Satpaev Kanysh Imantaevich // The International who’s who. 1963-1964. 27 ed. London: Europa publ., 1963. P. 937.


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Preceded by
Dinmukhamed Konayev
President Kazakh Academy of Sciences
Succeeded by
Shafik Chokin
Preceded by
First president
President Kazakh Academy of Sciences
Succeeded by
Dinmukhamed Konayev