The Turkmen Polytechnic Institute dates back to the technical faculty of the former Turkmen State University. In 1955, in addition to the Faculty of Engineering and Geology, the Faculty of Engineering began to train highly educated engineers in the fields of industrial and civil engineering, water supply and environmental pollution. In 1960, along with the technical faculty, three more new faculties were opened: Oil, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Energy. It was created on September 1, 1963 in accordance with Decree No. 304 of June 14, 1963. The institute has 4 faculties and 26 departments.


          The Turkmen State Institute of Oil and Gas was established on May 25, 2012 by the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan No. PP-6081. By the decree of the President of Turkmenistan No. PP-6391 dated August 9, 2013, the Turkmen State Institute of Oil and Gas was awarded the title of International University and renamed the International University of Oil and Gas. On February 12, 2021, in accordance with Resolution 329-VI of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, the International Oil and Gas University was renamed Yagshygeldi Kakayev and renamed Yagshygeldi Kakayev International University of Oil and Gas. Training, education and scientific guidance of world-class scientists at the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International University of Oil and Gas is carried out in cooperation with research institutes of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the production of the oil and gas industry. 8 faculties of the university train 23 highly qualified specialists and 10 bachelors in the areas of training:

  • Drilling oil and gas wells;
  • Development and exploitation of oil and gas deposits;
  • Design, construction and operation of oil and gas pipelines and oil and gas storage facilities;
  • Hydrogeology and engineering geology;
  • Open cast mining industry;
  • Development of mineral deposits;
  • Mineral processing;
  • Geological survey and search for mineral deposits;
  •  Mine surveying;
  • Oil and gas geology;
  • Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploring of mineral deposits;
  • Chemical technology of gas and oil refining;
  • Environment protection and rational use of natural resources;
  •  Standardization and certification;
  • Machines and equipment of oil and gas fields;
  • Refrigeration, compressor machines and installations;
  • Gas turbine installations and gas compressor stations;
  • Oil and gas equipment and industrial construction;
  • Energy supply;
  • Electrical drive and automation of industrial plants and technological complexes;
  •  Economics and management (in the oil and gas industry)
  • Automated systems of information processing and management;
  • Software of information technology;
  • Oil and gas business (bachelors in English);
  • Geology and prospecting of mineral deposits (bachelors);
  • Chemical technologies (bachelors);
  • Logistics (in the oil and gas industry) (bachelors in English);
  • Software engineering (bachelors in english);
  •   Mountain works (bachelors);
  •   Standardization and metrology (bachelors);
  •   Technological machines and equipment (bachelors);
  •   Electricity and electrical engineering (bachelor);
  • Personnel management( in the oil and gas industry) (bachelors);
  •   Oil and gas business magistr);
  •   Hydrocarbon processing technology (magistr);

Heights Achieved by the University

                      On 25 July 2013, theInternational Oil and Gas University was accepted for the UNESCO International Association of Universities founded in 1950 and uniting 630 universities andinstitutes with its secretariat in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. TheUniversity was also awarded the European Quality International Prize of theSocrates Committee of the Europe Business Assembly, Oxford, UK.

             For its considerable contribution to the sphere of science and educationand training of highly qualified specialists the International Oil and GasUniversity was awarded a gold medal, prize and diploma of the internationalcontest “Gold Medal of the SEIN Association”.

             Due to its successes in science and education as well as in theirintroduction of their results into production the Interna-tional Oil and Gas University takes its worthy place at international exhibitions. The Universitywas awarded several diplomas and certificates of these exhibitions.


Geology museum  

           The museum displays original samples of different rocks, botanolites,zeolites, minerals and other natural resources. One can acquaint him / herself with rocks, minerals and natural resources (silicates, sulphates, igneous and metamorphic rocks and others). The museum keeps some paleontological remainsallowing to determine the exact age of deposits dating back to different periods (Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cainozoic). There one can study the origin and geological significance of amazing natural objects (dinosaurs’ footprints, sea waves, shells, caverns and others). 


Contact Information

  • The address: 744036, Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Archabil avenue, 8
  • Reception tel: (+99312) 39-13-00, 39-13-01
  • Fax: (+99312) 39-14-00
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Latest news from us and other news.


Higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan were included to world uniwersity ranking

16 June 2022

Thanks to the efforts of our Esteemed President, the number of modern higher education institutions in the state is growing, the material and technical base is being reinforced, the legal agenda of the nationaleducation system is being improved and taking into account the needs of the fast-growing digital economy, new vocational training programs,curricula, courses, national curriculum are being introduced, and innovativemethods of teaching are been introduced into the program of study. The collaboration of higher educational institutions of our state with the prestigious universities of the world and the centers of science and education is further strengthened.


«Talyp joşguny – 2022»: a colorful festival of creativity and talent

15 June 2022

In 7th june International oil and gas university named Yagshigeldi Kakaev hosts the annual creative festival among students of the country's universities «Talyp joşguny –2022», announced by the Central Council of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Magtymguly together with the Ministry of Education ofthe country.



Recent declarations at the International University of Oil and Gas

03 March 2022

State Commercial Bank of Turkmenistan “Halkbank” launches a new mobile application "Halkbank Terminal"

State Commercial Bank of Turkmenistan “Halkbank” launches a new mobile application "Halkbank Terminal"

03 March 2022

International Open Chemistry Olympiad

The Yagshygeldi Kakayev International oil and gas university is honored to invite students to participate in the International Internet Chemistry Olympiad hold among students of international and Turkmen higher educational institutions on May 4, 2022.

03 October 2020

«Student Payment» is a new online service of the Halkbank state commercial bank of Turkmenistan

«Student Payment» is a new online service of the Halkbank state commercial bank of Turkmenistan

University structure


18 January

Administrative and economic department

Administrative and economic support of the university activities: technically competent operation of educational buildings, dormit...

12 January

Computer Center

The Computer computing center (CC) is a part of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University (IOGU) and provides i...

30 December

Academic Department

To implement and improve the digital education system constantly To organize the work according to the requirements of the time,...

23 March


The Scientific and Technical Library is a structural department of Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University (IOGU)...

22 March

Human resources and special department

The purpose of the Human Resources (Staff) and Special Departmentis to provide with the staff trained in the necessary skills and...

21 March


       Bookkeeping was created with the aim of organizing the accounting of all financial and business operations of the universi...