Republican State Enterprise on the right of business "D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University" of MES RK has been carrying out the academic activity since 1958 and training specialists of wide range of engineering, informational-technological, economic-managerial, natural-scientific, architecture-designing specialities of undergraduate, graduate, Doctor PhD levels for the country economy.
The educational institution was founded in 1958 according to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of August 5, No. 866 and Decree of the Council of Ministers of the KazSSR of August 30, No. 765 and got the name "Ust-Kamenogorsk Civil and Highway Engineering Institute" (UKCHEI).
The HEI was reorganized into East Kazakhstan Technical University according to the Government Degree No. 573 of May 7, 1996. Upon the motion of the university it got the name of Daulet Mirkassimovich Serikbayev, the first Rector of Ust-Kamenogorsk Civil and Highway Engineering Institute, according to the RK Government Decree No. 1485 of November 03, 1997.
In 1999 the Military sub-department was founded in the only HEI in the East of the Republic on the basis of RK Government Decree No. 1319 of September 07, 1999, "About Establishing the Military sub-Department in EKTU", ME RK order No. 155 of October 29, 1999, "About Establishing the Military sub-department in D. Serikbayev EKTU".
January 31, 2001 D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan Technical University was renamed Republican State Government Enterprise "D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University" (EKSTU) to the Decree of RK Government No.163.
In 2012 Republican State Government Enterprise "D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University" was reformed in Republican State Enterprise on the right of business "D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University" to RK Government Decree No. 544 of April 28, 2012.
On November 18th, 2009 D. Serikbaev East Kazakhstan state technical university has joined the Tarazsky declaration and has taken up obligations on realization of the principles containing in it. The Memorandum of Universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan (.pdf, 192Kb).
On September, 17th, 2010 the University had been signed the Great Charter of Universities.
QMS of EKSTU was assessed and registered by National Quality Assurance Limited to meet the requirements of ISО 9001:2008 standard (Certificate Of Conformance No. 20688 was in force till June 28, 2015). Since May 12 till May 15, 2015 there was recertification audit of D. Serikbayev EKSTU. The audit was carried out by Intertek International Kazakhstan company( Certificate Of Conformance No. QMS 150432-01 till June 16, 2018).
At present EKSTU is one of largest HEIs in Kazakhstan, the leading center of science, education, and culture in East Kazakhstan oblast. There are 3 departments, 22 sun-departments in the university.